Our gym prides itself on giving back to the Charleston community, as well as helping our own athletes and families. Here are some of the ways that Flip! Gym gives back.
Holiday Gift Drive
This winter our competitive teams, the GymDogs and Wolfpack, are collecting gifts and donations for local foster children and low-income families. Our gym will “adopt” 50 children for the 2016 season. Please see Coach Zelle or Coach Britton for more information about how you can help!
Athlete Scholarships & Fundraising
We have been able to award approximately $40,000 in scholarships over the past three seasons to qualified individual competitive athletes to participate in our training as well as competitions when they could not afford tuition and/or entry expenses. We have also provided scholarships to children in our recreational, mobile, and camp programs.
Flip! continues to provide families with opportunities such as sponsorship donations from area businesses and fund raisers for fees and tuition. Working opportunities at the gym not only help pay accounts down but provide valuable training for potential future careers for some of the older children in our programs. Among other fund raisers to help defray costs, student athletes can work local events and gain support through the Sponsor My Uniform flyer.
Community Fundraising & Volunteering
Our generous competitive teams have raised more than $12,000 for organizations such as MUSC and Children’s Recovery Center. Every year the Wolfpack raises thousands of dollars in gifts to children in foster and orphanage care. Flip! sponsors individual fundraisers (usually through our First Friday events) that have helped people in the gymnastics community (coaches, gymnasts, and cheerleaders) that either have cancer/serious medical conditions themselves or in their immediate family.