JOYS Gymnastics is looking for a new building - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

JOYS Gymnastics is looking for a new building

Posted:

"I like it because I get to meet a lot of people and it's fun learning all the new tricks," says gymnast, Tia Stahly.

Stahly has spent half her life practicing at JOYS Gymnastics. "I have been on the team for, this is my seventh year."

She says if she can't go to JOYS, she probably won't do gymnastics. "It would be kinda sad."

JOYS Gymnastics is a non-profit organization. They currently rent a facility-the Cooper Center- from the Michiana Family YMCA. But the folks who run the Y tell me the building is now needed for Summer Day Camps. Which means after May 31 JOYS will be without a gym.

"Right now we're just trying to find another property, somewhere near this vicinity because we want to be able to serve not only kids in South Bend, but also Mishawaka," says JOYS Gymnastics Board President, Tom Willamowski.

He says it'll be difficult to find a building this big with ceilings this high, but he's up to the challenge. "I have three girls in the program and to let them down is not an option for me."

In fact he says this could be an opportunity for growth. "We definitely want to be able to expand into a larger area and be able to expand as far as helping more kids."

While expansion may be exciting, some aren't ready to say goodbye.

"I like this building because it is so small and I can hear the instructors talking to my child and I can hear everything that's going on. As a parent I like to be involved," says Deana Gregory.

"Some people don't like it, but the smell of the building again with all the chalk and sweaty feet and stuff, it's just home," says instructor, Tonya Stahly.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man calls police due to suspicious package

    Man calls police due to suspicious package

    A man called the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department this morning fearing a suspicious package was a bomb. He described the package as having a battery pack and a blinking red light lying on his desk at his place job at the MSC Industrial Supply distribution center in Elkhart. The employee was concerned about the item and took it outside and threw it in a ditch on the north side of the business. Officers arrived and evacuated the immediate area as a precautionary measure.More >>
    A man called the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department this morning fearing a suspicious package was a bomb. He described the package as having a battery pack and a blinking red light lying on his desk at his place job at the MSC Industrial Supply distribution center in Elkhart. The employee was concerned about the item and took it outside and threw it in a ditch on the north side of the business. Officers arrived and evacuated the immediate area as a precautionary measure.More >>
  • Mishawaka Police warn you should check your bank accounts

    Mishawaka Police warn you should check your bank accounts

    The Mishawaka Police Department is warning people to check their bank accounts. Police say between Friday July 18th and Monday July 21st, "unknown suspects have been purchasing merchandise in large quantities at popular local businesses in the Grape Road and Main Street area." Police say you should check with your bank to make sure your accounts have not been compromised.More >>
    The Mishawaka Police Department is warning people to check their bank accounts. Police say between Friday July 18th and Monday July 21st, "unknown suspects have been purchasing merchandise in large quantities at popular local businesses in the Grape Road and Main Street area." Police say you should check with your bank to make sure your accounts have not been compromised.
    More >>
  • Update: Court documents describe charges filed against Millersburg Town Marshal for unauthorized possession of women's underwear

    Update: Court documents describe charges filed against Millersburg Town Marshal for unauthorized possession of women's underwear

    The Marshal of Millersburg, Indiana, David Keith Hathaway, was charged with two counts of criminal Conversion, a Class A misdemeanor by the Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney.Conversation is the crime of exerting unauthorized control over property of another person.The Indiana State Police Investigation determined that in October 2013 and again in February 2014 had unauthorized possession of women's underwear belonging to another and for an unauthorized purpose.More >>
    The Marshal of Millersburg, Indiana, David Keith Hathaway, was charged with two counts of criminal Conversion, a Class A misdemeanor by the Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney.Conversation is the crime of exerting unauthorized control over property of another person.The Indiana State Police Investigation determined that in October 2013 and again in February 2014 had unauthorized possession of women's underwear belonging to another and for an unauthorized purpose.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.