Tumbling Team Brings Jym Jam to Campus
WILMORE, Ky. — Jym Jamboree, a high-energy presentation by Asbury University’s Tumbling Team, will bounce on stage at 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 13 in the Luce Center. Both performances are free and open to the public.
This year’s demonstration of gymnastics and creative trampoline work includes an anti-bullying theme and was presented to various community groups in the Southeast United States during the Tumbling Team’s annual spring tour. The stunts garner attention from the audience, but the message goes deeper than simple entertainment.
“We are a missions team that uses our love of acrobatics, gymnastics and flipping as a tool to show the love of Christ,” said coach Holland Michael. “The one consistent need we saw on tour was a need for love. Many of the people we encountered were broken and neglected, and through our shows and clinics, we were able to make them feel special and encouraged.”
Jym Jam is a long-standing tradition at Asbury, pre-dating the official establishment of the Tumbling Team in 1965. The group has toured throughout the United States, performing for schools, churches, community groups, prisons, and has included shows at the Pentagon and the NAIA National Basketball Tournament. The Tumbling Team is an outreach ministry team of the department of health, physical education and recreation (HPER).