Gymnastics meet raises money toward scholarships for kids to take lessons
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – The 5th annual Dream Meet hosted by the Aim High Academy is currently underway at the Cox Business Center.
The gymnastics meet is a way to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to watch young athletes from all backgrounds compete.
“They’ve spent so many hours in the gym training these routines and here they are,” said Jennifer Patterson, founder and executive director of Aim High Academy. “They get the opportunity to showcase their talent, and they’ve just worked so hard. We feel that if all kids feel like they have a purpose that’s empowering.”
The Aim High Academy puts on this event every year.
All proceeds go toward the non-profit’s scholarship awards for children from low-income families so any child can participate in gymnastics, dance or ninja classes at Aim High.
“We have a location in north Tulsa, and we also have a main campus,” said Patterson. “We’re serving over 700 kids through our gymnastics program, and we want to be able to give kids opportunities that can’t afford it.”
The Dream Meet is happening all weekend long in Exhibit Hall C at the Cox Business Center.
Sessions begin at 8 a.m. and run until 9 p.m.