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Gymnastics Competition Raises $5,284 for Florence Crittenton Services


Perfect Balance Training Center Also Donates to Agency for the Holidays


(December 22, 2016) Florence Crittenton Services’ (FCS) annual gymnastics meet Empowering Determined Girls Everywhere (EDGE) took place from October 21, 2016 to October 23, 2016 at Perfect Balance Training Center and raised $5,284 for the young girls and women at FCS. This year, EDGE featured 13 teams that competed in gymnastics events like the balance beam and floor exercises. Staff and supporters of Perfect Balance also donated gifts to FCS for the girls to have Christmas gifts.

Florence Crittenton Services is a nonprofit organization that offers pregnant adolescent girls and women, of any age, safe housing, and prenatal care through delivery of their baby, along with a continuum of care, focused on counseling, health care, and vocational and educational services. For the 9th year in a row, 100% of FCS babies were born drug-free. The agency was established in Charlotte in 1903 and has served 40,000 women and children and their families since.

“This is our second year participating in EDGE and we are excited to see how it grows in the coming years, giving local gymnasts an opportunity to do what they love while supporting their community,” said Diane Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of FCS. “We always enjoy putting on a new event and attracting and building new relationships with supporters of the work we do at Florence Crittenton.”

Florence Crittenton’s Director of Development Sarah Hyde added, “My hope is that this event will continue to raise critical funds that allow us to serve our clients struggling with very complex challenges stemming from various traumas. We feel so fortunate that Perfect Balance has joined us in our mission to provide Health and Hope to those girls and women in need in our community.”