A Weekend of Cultural Exchange and Skill-building In Celebration of the International Sport of Jump Rope, September 24-25
Ithaca local community leader Davi Mozie is working with a coalition of organizations to offer two days of community activities celebrating the international sport of jump rope. Events will kick off on September 24 with a $50 ticketed training session at GIAC for adults on how to start a double dutch/ jump rope club or team and how to use jump rope to build community. From noon to 2 p.m. a training session for jumpers with individual, single or Double Dutch jump roping skills will be offered that is free for youth. On September 25 at 1:30 p.m., the community is invited to attend a free jump rope exhibition at Streets Alive! in front of Southside Community Center that brings together the Greater Ithaca Activities Center Jumpers, Innocent Nyangori, an International Jump Rope Competitor and President of the Jump Rope Association of Kenya with the Floyd Little Exhibition Team from Newark, New Jersey, stars of the Lifetime TV show JUMP!
This event is the result of a multiyear series of initiatives and events that began in 2014 through a jump roping program at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center to promote to increased physical activity, healthy and nutritious eating, and non-‐violence and culminated in an ongoing cultural exchange between jumpers in Ithaca and in Kenya.
This event is supported by the Park Foundation, The Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Cornell’s Public Service Center, Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, Bike/Walk Tompkins, Jump Rope Association of Kenya and the Gray Barn
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9/24/16-9/25/16
Time: Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Where: Saturday at The Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St. Ithaca, NY 14850; Sunday at Greater Ithaca Activities Center
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