Zoey Penny, age 8, has been practicing gymnastics at Tumble Techs in Fairfield, NJ for over three years. In most respects, Zoey is a typical young gymnast: She practices regularly; works hard to develop strength, stamina, and flexibility; loves to perform and compete; and cherishes the camaraderie of her fellow athletes. But there is something about Zoey that makes her distinctly different... … [Read more...]
Lucas Sports Fundraising Hall of Fame
We are in awe of the many thousands of young athletes who have participated in Lucas Sports events during our seven year history. Collectively, these youngsters have raised more than $5 million for charitable causes!
On occasion, a youngster in one of our events resorts to unusually resourceful and creative means to raise money.
To honor these fundraising superstars, we have created the Lucas Sports Fundraising Hall of Fame.
Do you think your child might be a Hall of Fame fundraiser? Tell us your story!
Meet our inductees!
What qualities are essential for succeeding at gymnastics? Flexibility, strength, and stamina are surely important, but the most important quality of all is... PERSISTENCE! A gymnast who doesn't eagerly pick themselves up after each slip, fall, and missed landing will surely not advance far. In this respect, gymnastics is exactly like fundraising. Just as star gymnasts bounce right back from small setbacks, star fundraisers persevere through all obstacles to achieve their goals. … [Read more...]
How does an 11 year old girl raise over $6,500? These 5 qualities will help: Fearlessness Motivation A bold fundraising idea A big heart for others A strong mentor Fortunately, gymnast Miya possessed all five, and that's why she is her gym's champion fundraiser and the newest inductee to the Lucas Sports Fundraising Hall of Fame! … [Read more...]
The "Final Five" US Women's gymnastics team inspired a generation of young gymnasts with their stunning performance at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. One of those young gymnasts is Hayden from Huntington Woods, Michigan. … [Read more...]
Last summer, Riley's family moved from Pittsburgh to Boston to be closer to the medical team that cares for Riley's younger brother. For Riley, age 9, the toughest part about moving was separating from her close friend and gymnastics partner Bella. … [Read more...]
Gymnasts tend to be extremely goal-oriented. Tawney, the newest inductee to the Lucas Sports Fundraising Hall of Fame, is no exception. Tawney, age 12, practices at Beach Bounders Gymnastics in Fruitland, Maryland. When Tawney learned that Laurie Hernandez would be visiting her gym, she zeroed in on one fundraising incentive: If she finished as a Top 10 overall fundraiser, she would attend a private lunch with Laurie. Tawney was ecstatic about the thought of dining alongside her … [Read more...]
To achieve their fundraising goals, youngsters who participate in Lucas Sports fundraising events sometimes channel their inner entrepreneurs. When a youngster comes up with an especially clever money-making idea, we reward them with a spot in the Lucas Sports Fundraising Hall of Fame. We are delighted to present our latest Hall of Fame inductee: Kiersten! 12-year old Kiersten has been practicing gymnastics at Beach BoundersGymnastics in Fruitland, Maryland since she was 6. When … [Read more...]
Usually, the easiest way for a youngster to raise money for a Lucas Sports fundraising event is to ask for it. And the easiest people to ask are family members: Grandparents, parents, brothers & sisters, aunts & uncles, and cousins you didn't even know you had. But what if you're from a small family, with only a few people to ask? And, what if you're only six years old and you're extremely shy? When one of our young fundraisers perseveres through challenging circumstances like … [Read more...]
Our newest Hall of Fame inductee is Mia, an 11 year old gymnast at Dunne's Gymnastics in Hebron, Connecticut. In September 2017, Dunne's hosted a Lucas Sports event with Laurie Hernandez to raise money Channel 3 Kids Camp, a non-profit that provides educational programs to promote diversity, acceptance and environmental appreciation. Initially, Mia raised money by soliciting friends and family members, both face-to-face and by e-mailing & texting her fundraising link (each fundraiser in a … [Read more...]