Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) is excited to announce that BVRA Energy Gymnastics and Ramsey Martial Arts programs have found a new home. The current gym space located on West Market Street has been the longtime and much loved home of gymnastics and martial arts programming for BVRA. However, in recent years the programs have outgrown the current location, and the building’s lack of climate control has been a challenge.
To continue the growth of gymnastics and martial arts in Lewisburg, BVRA will move these programs to the former Lewisburg High School gymnasium in late spring/summer of 2017. This new space will expand the program’s square footage, offer climate controlled facilities, allow for the development of higher level athletes, and exponentially increase the programming BVRA is able to offer.
This move will be supported by the 2017 Capital Campaign. Upon our move to the new gymnastics space we will be working to upgrade our equipment as well as build a foam pit into the new space. As a community member you can directly support this campaign by sponsoring specific pieces of gym equipment or donating towards the general fund. Below is a list of items we are working to procure.
Toddler Bounce House - $200 We would like to bring the fun of the outdoor summer bounce house to our recreation programs for younger kids. With this package, we will look to purchase a hardy bounce house for use during our regular lesson plans with ParenTot and Fundamentals classes.
Wedge Package x 3! - $275 If you’ve ever seen our classes, you know we use those wedges hard. We clean them and tape them as long as we can. But if the end, those wedges fall apart. Each of these packages will buy a new wedge for use in all recreational programs.
Accessories Package x5! - $50 Little blocks of foam… colorful cones… cartwheel felt…Beanie Babies... we go through a lot of “miscellaneous” things during our classes. This package will enable us to keep those sorts of items new, safe, and clean.
Pillow Talk Package x2! - $350 Every once in awhile, a new piece of equipment comes along that really helps in the gym. The new “pillow mats” available provide a super safe, easy landing when kids crash during training. Purchasing this package will enable us to purchase one of these mats for the first time.
Recovery Package x2! - $500 Our beams see a lot of action from all our program… from ParenTot to Ninjastics. These recovery kits are designed to keep the surfaces of beams safe from wear and tear.
Balance Beam Package x2! - $4,000 A few of our beams have been around for decades. We make them work. But we’re ready to retire these old soldiers as soon as new recruits come along.
This package will purchase a new balance beam for the use of all our programs!
Uneven Bar Package - $5,000 Ah, bars. Kids love them. Kids hate them. Uneven bars are universally accepted as the hardest event in gymnastics. But we’re due for an upgrade with one of our bar sets coming in at… 35 years old! This package will buy a set of uneven bars and necessary hardware for installation.
Vault Package - $5,000 It’s fast. It’s fun. And we only have one :-( While looking at expanding competitive programs, an additional vault is very high on our priority list. This package will purchase a new vault table and necessary padding.
Springboard Package - $1,000 Springboards aren’t just for vault anymore. We use springboards for floor, bars, ParenTot, everything! This package will purchase a new springboard for use all over the gym.
Vault Runway Package x2! - $750 The last thing a good vault needs is a place to run! This package will purchase one of two new runways we’ll need to upgrade to an additional vault.