Union College hosts over 150 students in gymnastics exhibition

On Saturday, Oct. 13, Union College invites the community to a gymnastic exhibition featuring Union College's Gymnaires, as well as 150 high school and elementary students from Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado and Nebraska.

The performance will follow an extended weekend of clinics designed especially for the visiting athletes. Jesse Leone, an experienced clinician, and Francis Allen, University of Lincoln's men's head gymnastics coach, will provide the students with learning sessions to enhance their skills.

The show beings at 7:30 p.m. in the college Gymnasium (also called the "Thunderdome"), and each visiting team will have a five-minute routine culminating with a merged group presentation.

"I think the performance is a great opportunity to see the students involved in activities that not only showcase their athletic talents, but also life skills such as leadership and responsibility," said Seth Perkins, Union college gymnastics coach and event director.

The Gymnasium is located on the east side of the Union College campus, 3800 S. 48th Street. Enter the campus from Prescott Avenue. For more information about the event, contact Seth Perkins at 402.486.2600 ext. 2166.