Gymnastics Takes Time Out to Help Others
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
SHREVEPORT-In an effort to build a strong community relationship, the Centenary gymnastics team and new head coach Gretchen Goerlitz have been working hard to volunteer their time since school began in late August.  

From manual labor to cheering, the Ladies have shown quite the commitment to their local Shreveport-Bossier community as well as represent Centenary College in a unique and influential way.

A team that is known for its team bonding on campus has worked to improve and strengthen its relationship as it rosters 11 returners and five newcomers.

In the past week alone, a group of gymnasts volunteered their time at the MLK Health Center tearing up carpet to be replaced. This activity stayed consistent with the Ladies' commitment to build a strong team atmosphere for this promising 2010 season.

Following Friday's activity, the Ladies took part in the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" on Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., as they were responsible for cheering on the runners as they completed the race. Considered "Cure Leaders," each gymnast dressed in supportive shirts and was able to showcase their personality through dances and cheers.

The squad also used that time to spread the word about their "Think Pink" home meet against Missouri on February 12, where they will be accepting donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The Ladies will be actively involved in more service projects throughout the year. To follow the Centenary gymnastics team a little closer, check out their weekly "Gym Talk" blog every Monday as one gymnast will give you the inside scoop on what the team has been doing over the last week.