GymPalooza Kids Free Fun Day Set For Aug 23rd

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( — June 17, 2014) Dimondale, MI — GymPalooza, billed as “Lansing’s Ultimate Free Family Fun Day”, is set for August 23rd, 2014. This Greater Lansing Community Event is open to the public and hosted by Gedderts’ Twistars USA Gymnastics Club at The Summit in Dimondale, MI. Come enjoy the fun and entertainment from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.


Donation proceeds from GymPalooza will benefit two Lansing based charities:  The Gymnastics Doctor Autism Foundation and the Life As A Zebra Foundation (benefiting invisible illnesses).


GymPalooza promises to be a spectacular family fun day featuring a huge variety of kids activities including 14 super sized bounce houses, obstacle courses, rock climing walls, derby racing and wrecking ball inflatable structures; a stage with live music and a DJ; firetrucks that allow kids to actually man the hoses; circus acts; face painting; special appearances by well known super heroes, princesses and famous kids characters; free supervised gymnastics lessons and soccer lessons; big prize give-a-ways; games, and more.


Twistars USA Gymnastics Club, and the expansive outdoor fields of The Summit Sports and Ice Complex, provide the perfect venue for this event.


GymPalooza was created by John Geddert as a way of giving back to the families of the greater Lansing area and saying “thank you” to the entire Mid-Michigan community for their patronage and support of Twistars USA Gymnastics Club, especially for the support of their national and international caliber athletes over the past several years.


“The support for 2011 World Champion and 2014 Gold Medal Olympian, Jordyn Wieber was incredible. This event is just my way of saying thank you” – said John Geddert, 2012 USA Olympic Team Head Coach and owner of Twistars USA.


Local area businesses and organizations are sharing their support of GymPalooza.  Great Lakes Bounce is providing the 10 of the giant inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for the event.  “This business (Great Lakes Bounce) was started to support safe, fun and clean family entertainment, that is why we are glad to support GymPalooza in their effort to provide the Lansing area with a free family fun day” – said Bill Miksenak, owner.


Additional event sponsors include Zap Zone of Lansing with great prizes give-aways and PepsiCo of Lansing with some incredible prize give-aways you won’t want to miss.  More event sponsors are being added every week. 



Event Details:

Who is this for:  Open to the Public!  All children and families from the Greater Lansing Area, Mid-Michigan and beyond.

When: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 1:00pm-8:00pm

Where:  The Summit and Twistars USA, 9410 Davis Hwy, Dimondale, MI  48821

Cost:  FREE for everyone



Media and Live Event Broadcast Opportunities:

For more information, the media can contact the event organizer direct:

Kristin Moore,, (248) 633-8836

Press passes are available to members of the Media by contacting Kristin Moore,



Parents with Children:

Free Tickets are available at: 

Advance ticket holders will receive additonal chances to win prize-give-aways during the event. 

Free tickets are also available at the event upon arrival.



Kid-Friendly Entertainment Groups & Individuals Invited to Participate:

GymPalooza is in search of local dance groups to perform a “flash mob”, a high school band, magicians, jugglers, baloon twisters, clowns, unicyclists, and other kid friendly entertainers to join this large community event. 

For information on how to participate, contact Kristin Moore at or at (248) 633-8836.



Business Sponsors

Businesses interested in gaining visibility in the Lansing Area community are invited to sponsor GymPalooza with items such as water bottles, large prizes, gift certificates, etc.  To get involved, contact Kristin Moore, or at (248) 633-8836.




About the GymPalooza Host, Gedderts’ Twistars USA Gymnastics Club
Twistars USA offers gymnastics classes for children as young as 18 months old in parent and tot classes, and up to the age of 18 years old.  Classes are offered on a weely basis and typically run for 8-week sessions, although children can beging classes at any time during a session.  Many recreational gymnasts choose to advance to the competitive team.  Twistars offers competitive gymnastics for boys and girls from beginning to Elite through the USA Gymnastics program.  All coaches and instructors at Twistars are Safety Certified.  The facility is cleaned daily to ensure the safest and cleanest possible environment for children.  Birthday Parties, Field Trips and Open Gym are also popular at Twistars.  For more information, visit or call (517) 322-0360.
About the Sponsor Great Lakes Bounce
Great Lakes Bounce is a family business, owned and operated. They have been providing entertainment in the form of Bounce Houses, Concessions, and Games since 2003.  Their newest edition is Laser tag. Great Lakes Bounce serves the Lansing area and is located out of Grand Ledge, Michigan.
Interested in renting? Call 517-490-7037, or e-mail

Gedderts’ Twistars USA Gymnastics Club

9410 Davis Hwy
Dimondale, MI 48821

(517) 322-0360