The arrival of autumn brings fresh apples, Halloween decorations and an abundance of craft fairs and local town celebrations. After celebrating its first anniversary at their new location in Lafayette, Giant owners John Skorski and Jennifer Packard are getting out into the community this Fall with two goals in mind- to spread the word that fitness, while essential, can be fun for kids and secondly, to help bring awareness to and raise money for Breast Cancer.
Giant Gymnastics has been taking part in many local festivals. Recently, Giant had booths at Netcong Day and Hackettstown‘s Street Fair. Newton’s Merriam Avenue School and Halsted Middle School’s back to school nights had a community outreach fair for parents to visit, and Giant’s All Star Cheer Coach Jordan Sullivan was there to answer questions about classes both for tumbling cheerleaders and future gymnasts. This October 6th, Giant will have booths at both the Sussex Christian School Fall Festival, held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, and in Hackettstown at the Lowes Community Day. On Oct 13th, they will also be at the fundraiser for St. Jude from 3-7pm at the park in Washington Township.
For October, they will also be celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by collecting donations for the Foundation at both their locations. The staff will be participating in this effort as well by wearing pink one week of the month and getting a pink streak in our hair. “Not so sure the boys will be doing that one, but we’ll see!” said an enthusiastic Packard. “We have bought little "gifts" that will be given to those who donate $1-$5. Each year since opening we have donated money to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.” In the past year, Giant’s Lafayette location has also done fundraisers for Father John’s Animal Shelter and Common Sense Food Drive for local food pantries.