We are writing this letter with a heavy heart, but with a positive feeling that it will work out.
Laketown Gymnastics, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit gymnastics club, has been a proud and grateful part of this community since June of 2011. As a family friendly facility, we pride ourselves on the opportunity to develop self confidence through individual growth, strength and accomplishment with the support and motivation from our coaches in a fun team environment. Laketown Gymnastics provides our athletes with improved physical strength, endurance, flexibility and mental focus. We believe that the safety and well-being of each gymnast is the core of any training program, regardless of skill level, ability or age. Our training philosophy engages our gymnasts through goal creation, individual developmental plans and support from our talented staff.
Sadly, on Monday, March 16th, we made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our programs and close the gym. It was soon mandated that we remain closed by executive order issued by Governor Tim Walz in an effort to ensure that our great community stays ahead of the curve on COVID-19 prevention and response. While we remain committed to the health and safety of our families and staff, the decision and later requirement to close our doors to the community was a tough one, especially for a nonprofit small business.. Small businesses all around the nation are taking a major financial hit and experiencing incredibly difficult times. We recognize the hardships that all of our families are facing and we are in this together.
During this unprecedented time, the grim reality is that our many great programs and gym are in jeopardy. As we navigate through this challenging time, we are asking you: our past and present Laketown Family, community members and local organizations for your financial help.
One of the ways that you can continue to support local small businesses is by purchasing gift certificates now to use once our doors are able to open again. Gift certificates purchased through Laketown can be used for classes, camps, open gyms, birthday parties and items from our proshop. This is a great option for families who are anxious to get back into the gym to support our business! Another great way to support us is by signing up for our next session or our summer camps & Friday Fun Camps that we have available for this summer!
Another great option, especially for those who have been through our programs, or perhaps have friends and family that have Laketown in their hearts is to donate money directly to Laketown. As a 501(c)(3) we have a unique opportunity to fundraise and put all resources received right back into the gym, and all donations are tax deductible. 100% of your donation will directly ensure that Laketown Gymnastics remains strong to provide valuable programs for our gymnasts for many, many years. If you are able to contribute, please donate at Support Laketown Gymnastics on GiveMN.
We sincerely appreciate your support and excitedly await the opportunity to reopen our doors to you!