Huge Kids Fair “GymPalooza” set for Aug 23rd

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( — August 12, 2014) Dimondale, MI — 

Lansing’s Largest Free Family Fun and Playtime Event, called “GymPalooza,” is set for August 23rd, 2014 in Dimondale (Lansing).  GymPalooza is the premier annual event for kids and families in the Greater Lansing area. Two charities will benefit from donation proceeds at the event.


GymPalooza promises to be Lansing’s Ultimate Family Fun Day.  Tickets are free and can be reserved online at  You’ll find the festivities taking place outdoors on the expasive grounds of The Summit, as well as inside at the gymnastics club.  The event is open to the public and every child and family in the Greater Lansing area is invited to join the fun!


Gedderts’ Twistars USA Gymnastics Club, owned by world renowned USA Olympic Team Coaches, John and Kathryn Geddert, will host GymPalooza. “Its our way of saying thank you to the entire Lansing communtiry for all the support they have given to Twistars Gymanastics Club by participating in the recreational gymnastics classes with their children, and by supporting our competitive team athletes in competition locally and internationally.  The support we felt from the Lansing community during the 2012 Olympic Games was amazing so we want to give back and say thanks with this free event for families.  We’ve got lots of great activities, games and prizes planned that I think everyone is really going to love” says John Geddert – Owner and Head Coach at Twistars.


The event is completely free, and donation proceeds contributed during the event will benefit two Lansing based charities:  The Gymnastics Doctor Autism Foundation and the Life As A Zebra Foundation (benefiting invisible illnesses).  Donations will be accepted for beverages, dunk tank throws, t-shirts, etc.   There is no obligation to make any donation during the event, and all proceeds collected will benefit these two deserving charties.


GymPalooza promises to be a spectacular family fun day featuring a huge variety of kids activities including:

8 inflatable bounce houses, 2 large inflatable obstacle courses, a 2 story inflatable rock climing wall, inflatable Derby Days racing on hippity hop horses, inflatable Wrecking Ball challenge; a stage with live music and a DJ; a real live firetruck, and firemen, and the kids get to actually man the hoses; circus acts; face painting; special appearances by well known super heroes including bat man, spider man, cinderella and Rapunzel; free supervised gymnastics lessons; big prize give-a-ways; hula hoop games, gymnastics exhibitions from the boys and girls competitive teams, toddler games and activities 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 which takes place from 1:00 – 8:00pm.  


Many Lansing area businesses will support the event with donated equipment, prizes and volunteers.  Below is a list of sponors and their generous contributions:


PepsiCo of Lansing is contributing all the beverages for the event as well as several grand prizes for both kids and adults that you won’t want to miss as well as several event volunteers.


Great Lakes Bounce is providing 10 of the giant inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for the event. 

Statement from Great Lakes Bounce – “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.



Art Craft Display is provinding the staging for the DJ.

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Tunes by T is donating all the professional audio equipment.

Tunes by TStatement from “T” – “Tunes by T is Michigan’s Award Winning Mobile DJ Service.  Proud supporter of Twistar’s 2014 Gympalooza.  Tunes by T is the Official DJ service to Michigan State University Athletics, the Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan Football and Basketball.  Specializing in Wedding Receptions, Parties, Dances and Sporting Events.  Call Tunes by T, “The Party Professionals” at 1-800-44-TUNES or visit our website at


Zap Zone of Lansing will provide Zap Zone party packages as prizes



Kristin Geller, will be on site with children’s clothing from Matilda Jane Clothing.

Statement from Geller – “Matilda Jane Clothing is a unpredictable clothing line for girls (sizes 3 months-14y) and women(XS-XL).  Our designs are created to be youthful, playful, and expressive.  We have a passion for keeping little girls, little girls.”


Several Twistars families have contributed generously to the event and more sponsors are being added daily.


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

Souveniers:  the First 1000 children (12 and under) will receive a souveneir stadium cup from Twistars Gymanstics Club and a Free Pass to Zap Zone Lansing.



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 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, prizes, gift certificates, etc.  To get involved, contact Kristin Moore, or at (248) 633-8836.



About the Host of GymPalooza, 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 GymPalooza

GymPalooza is Lansing’s Largest FREE Family Fun and Playtime Event, presented by Geddert’s Twistars USA Gymnastics Club and benefitting two Lansing based charities, The Gymnastics Doctor Autism Foundation and Life as a Zebra Foundation. GymPalooza is our way of saying “thank you” to the Greater Lansing Community of your support of Twistars USA Gymnastics Club and our athletes locally, nationally and internationally.


9410 Davis Hwy
Dimondale, MI United States 48821

(517) 322-0360