You know the school year is coming to a close when the annual Gym-Masters Home Show appears on the calendar. The highly anticipated event is always well attended. There are two opportunities to see the home show this year: March 31 at 9 p.m. and April 1 at 2:30 p.m. Both performances are in the Iles P.E. Center on the campus of Southern Adventist University.
Gym-Masters coach Richard Schwarz chose “The Mystery of True Freedom” as this year’s home show theme.
“I firmly believe that you can never fully understand the power of grace, until you learn to give it,” Schwarz said.
New elements in this year’s performance include the Korean plank, or teeterboard, which resembles a playground sea saw. Their performance will also feature a free running routine, also known as parkour.
Schwarz hopes the audience gets more from the show than just entertainment.
“Hopefully people see the message, the value of a relationship with Christ,” Schwarz said.
Also new this year is a scholarship named in honor of Daphne Knecht, a former Gym-Master who lost her battle with a brain tumor this past January. One dollar from every ticket sale will go toward the fund. From these collection efforts, a $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a member of Gym-Masters at each home show.
Tickets are on sale at the Hulsey Wellness Center. They are free with a Southern I.D. card and $5 without. Seating is limited. For additional information, call 423.236.2850.
*Gym-Masters will be leading out in vespers at the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists on March 30. The program will not involve any acrobatics, but readers are welcome to go online and watch their message being streamed live that night at 8 p.m.