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Wonderwalk to Benefit March of Dimes

Margaret Witt

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 • 6:45pm

Take a short walk with friends and family while raising awareness and money for the March of Dimes this winter with Giant Gymnastics.  Co-owners Jennifer Packard and John Skorski have been active in both the Hackettstown and Lafayette area communities, so it came as no surprise when they announced to the families of their gymnasts they were holding Wonderwalk.  “As a team parent, I think it’s wonderful how Giant involves our children in community service,” said Karen LiCausi, a parent of one of the Garden Gator competitive gymnasts. “I believe it’s important to make our children aware of the needs of others and the importance of being an active participant in events like this one.”  The walks will be a short 15-20 minute local walk around each location of Giant Gymnastics.

Hackettstown will be hosting two dates- February 2nd and March 9th from 3-5pm. Lafayette will host their event on April 6th from 9-10:30am.  When gymnasts reach $50 for their efforts they’ll be rewarded with FREE participation to the Open Gym which will follow the walk.  Anyone wishing to participate in these events can pick up the March of Dimes donation envelopes at either Giant Gymnastics location. “My hope is to raise awareness, while raising money for a good cause, and since our events are before the big walk at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, we hope to have a group of our gymnasts and their families join us for the walk at the fairgrounds at the end of April,” co-owner and coach Jennifer Packard  explained.

Giant Gymnastics of Hackettstown is located at 306 Stiger Street in Hackettstown. For more information about the Wonderwalks there, call 908-85-3746.

Giant Gymnastics of Lafayette is located at 11 Millpond Road, Suite 1108 in Lafayette.  For more information on the Lafayette Wonderwalk, call 973-579-9400.

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