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February 12, 2009 (Santee) -- The Cameron Family YMCA in Santee will host their annual Free Gymnastics Day on Sat., Feb. 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is a special day of fun in the branch's fully-equipped gymnastics center for boys and girls ages three to 13 years of age. The Cameron Family YMCA is located at 10123 Riverwalk Drive in Santee.

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China definitely spurred interest among local families and their children in pursuing gymnastics as a recreational and competitive sport, a YMCA representative confirmed. Events like Free Gymnastics Day are organized for both boys and girls to learn about the sport that's one of the fastest growing in North America. At the event, kids can bounce on trampolines, swing from the trapeze, jump in the foam pits, all while having fun with organized activities.

Throughout the year, the East County Family YMCA hosts preschool and progressive gymnastic classes for kids to have fun while getting fit. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

To learn more about the Free Gymnastics Day, other fitness and wellness programs, and memberships offered by the East County Family YMCA, please visit or call 619-449-9622.

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