Gymnastics…this is one sport that doesn’t get enough love. It seems like the rest of the world only pays attention to gymnastics every four years at the Olympics. But behind the scenes, during those other 3 years and 11 months, parents, coaches and gymnasts are working their butts off, training and competing.
Gymnastics is not an inexpensive sport. The costs can be massive. Uniforms, classes, coaches, travel… it all adds up; fast!
Just like with every other sport, parents of kids in gymnastics have to justify huge expenses. Trying to balance paying the gym fees instead of making the house payment is a conversation that comes up every month around the dinner table.
Your child usually starts with a simple gymnastic class when they are very young. Some gyms have tot classes for children as young as 18 months and some have beginner classes for 5-year-olds. With beginning gymnastics classes, the bills are just starting. Even in the beginning classes, parents need to buy basic equipment, uniforms, etc.
If your child showed some promise as a “Tumbling Turtle” or as a “Leaping Lizard” in the 5 year old class, then you are ready to move them up to an academy that will take them to the next level up, and take your finances to the next level down! These expenses are why most gymnastics academies have parent-run booster clubs. These booster clubs are there for one primary reason… fundraising to offset the cost of trying to become an elite gymnast. We feel your pain.
Of course, we suggest a custom car magnets as an excellent way to raise money, create awareness and let your upcoming Gold Medalist proudly show off to the world which gymnastics academy they train and compete for.
For more information about designing a winning fundraising car magnet for your gymnastics academy, visit our website or give us a call at 760-743-6340.