By Ross Thompson
A favorite event for many current as well as alumni families… Gym Jam is an event not to be missed! One night each winter, the Lab School takes over the Bierman Athletic Field (that’s right, the very same field where the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team practices!), and we get to run, jump, hop, skip, throw, and catch in this massive indoor space. The U of M athletes join us as well – playing with the children and reliving the excitement felt from their early childhood days. Gym Jam is also our annual fundraiser to raise money for new and improved gym and playground equipment at the Lab School. Gym Jam definitely puts the FUN back in FUNdraiser!
Gym Jam is for everyone! We encourage current families to spread the word to neighborhood friends, as well as any family members with young children to come and join us for an unforgettable night. There is no cost to attend, but we accept free-will donations at the door. It’s a guarantee that there will be many alumni families there, as this is a favorite night for many Lab School “graduates.”
This year’s Gym Jam is on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 4 -6 p.m. Plan to park in a ramp close by or on the neighboring Dinkytown streets. We know there will be LOTS of running and playing from everyone (that’s right, grown-ups…we invite you to play, too!), so water and bananas will be available to replenish those tired bodies.