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Free clinics target young girls

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 With every bounce and tumble, trainers at C3 Cheer and Dance say students develop confidence and learn the value of physical fitness.

The West Ashley gym partnered with the Junior Girls Day Out Community Project to host a gymnastic clinic Wednesday.

"You have nothing to lose,"  parents, Christine Prioleau, said. "You have everything to gain."

Her daughter, Savannah, started taking classes through the Junior Girls Day Out Community Project two years ago. Since, she learned to swim and cheer. She participated in the Cooper River Bridge Run and plans to take golf lessons later this week.

"It gives them the chance to explore," Prioleau explained. "It's giving them the experience to try something new they may not like."

Each of the clinics is free.  Kathy Jackson founded the program five years ago targeting girls ages 6 to 12. This year the organization will host some 70 events.

"It's giving them a wide variety when normally I would just put them in soccer. So it's five sports compared to just one," Prioleau said.

The theme this season is health, self-esteem, and literacy through a variety of sports and activities.  The season wraps up in September with a Girls Olympics program to show off the skills students learned.

"We wanted to provide an outlet for girls to expose them to wonderful programs," Jackson explained.  "And show them despite what they are dealing with, they can achieve their goals in life."  

If you are interested in making an in-kind or any other type of contribution, you can contact the organization at (843)864-3399 or email the organization at JGDO2007@yahoo.com.

Golf Clinic:

Thursday & Friday

 July 25th & July 269th

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

 Wescott Plantation Golf Course in Summerville.

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