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BUDDY UP FOR LIFE JUMP
JOIN US ON DECEMBER 4TH at 11:00 AM ET AND
SHOW US HOW MANY JUMPS YOU CAN DO IN 1 MINUTE!
Welcome to our 2nd Annual Buddy Up for Life Jump fundraiser, a jump rope event for Athletes, Buddies, and Coaches to achieve personal goals, create program awareness, and raise needed funds for each of our Chapters to continue to impact lives.
This is a great opportunity to achieve a personal goal of number of jump ropes completed in one minute while working towards raising funds to support your local chapter. Grab your jump rope, tell your friends and family, and join us this Fall, as we Jump for More on December 4th! The Buddy Up for Life Jump event will include a virtual hour of fun jump rope performances, interactive dancing, workouts, competitions, and MORE!
Check out the Jumper’s Hub to register and learn more.
On Saturday, December 4th,
Jumpers from across the nation will unite to Jump for More!
Spencer de Tenley
Meet Spencer de Tenley, a freshman at Xavier University! Spencer has been a professional jump roper for 10 years and is a 5X national champion jump roper! Join the Buddy up for Life Jump event to watch him do some crazy tricks!
Jammin’ Jumpers Jump Rope Team is a non-profit organization that jump ropes in community and school events such as Akron Halftime Basketball Games, World Jump Rope Camp, and the Macy’s Day Parade. This year, they will be making a special appearance at Buddy Up for Life’s Jump fundraiser to show off some neat moves in an interactive way!
Crossrope Athlete Jennika Landon
Hi, I’m Crossrope Athlete Jennika & I’m so excited to be helping others on their jump rope journey!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Studies have shown that continual jumping practice has improved balance in those with Down syndrome. 
Studies show that jumping may help “envoke automatic and dynamic postural control” in people with Down syndrome. Simply put, this is referring to their ability to sit upright without back support for extended periods of time. 
FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS
Jumping rope helps with balance, this in term helps those with Down syndrome perform better fundamental movement skills (FMS). 
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 Wang WY, Chang JJ. Effects of jumping skill training on walking balance for children with mental retardation and Down’s syndrome. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 1997 Aug;13(8):487-95. PMID: 9311200.
 Capio CM, Mak TCT, Tse MA, Masters RSW. Fundamental movement skills and balance of children with Down syndrome. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2018 Mar;62(3):225-236. doi: 10.1111/jir.12458. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PMID: 29205624.
BUILDING LIFE SKILLS
Buddy Up For Life isn’t just about staying active, social, and healthy, it’s about helping our Athletes better prepare for the future through our various programs that we’ve developed whether it is in the gyms, on the courts, or off the courts!
EXPECTING MORE, STRIVING FOR MORE & BEING MORE!
We partner with the best Instructors, Trainers, and Coaches to guide our Athletes and Buddies to reach their fullest potential.
Now in 30 locations, Buddy Up For Life is growing and spreading awareness.
Athletes and Buddies work together to build friendships and overcome obstacles. Athletes create a self-identity, cultivate confidence, and empower themselves to change their lives.