On Saturday, November 17, 2012, Paramount Sports Complex hosted a Zumba class to help raise funds for Lebanon County Special Olympics’ gymnastics team. Lebanon County Special Olympics has been participating in the sport of gymnastics for four years. The gymnastics team, which consists of seven boys and seven girls, is currently training Thursday and Friday evenings at Paramount Sports Complex, crafting their skills in the sport and preparing for upcoming competitions.
Individuals could participate in the extended Zumba class for a $5 donation to Special Olympics. Those who participated could also purchase raffle tickets for various items and a lucky few went home with door prizes as well. Organized by their coach Natalie Stramowski, the event raised $605 for new gymnastic uniforms.
Lebanon County manager Joan Sechrist was on hand for the event. “These funds are crucial to help support the development of our athletes,” says Sechrist. “It was a great turnout, and we are so happy to have the support of Paramount Sports Complex.” Paramount Sports Complex is already a big supporter of Special Olympics, as they continue to donate facility space for training. The Zumba event further illustrated their commitment to Special Olympics and to the community.