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31 DAYS OF BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES

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December 4, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM JASON

December 7, 2020

Listen up, Jason has an announcement! TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY…one of our amazing donors is matching all donations up to $5,000! We are down to our last two days of #GoldMedalGoal! Help us provide scholarships to our students. Help us reach our goal of $75,000!

Shannon Miller

Our #GoldMedalGoal moment is brought to you by Fox + Allen Realty from seven-time Olympic Medalist,

Shannon Miller

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Shannon is the only female athlete to inducted into the U.S. Olympic hall of Fame – Twice! Shannon has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals. Over half of these have been gold. She is the first American gymnast to win an individual gold medal at a fully-attended summer games and cemented her place as the most accomplished gymnast, male or female, in U.S. Olympic history.

December 5, 2020

Meet JERMINI

December 4, 2020

Our #GoldMedalMoment is from our very own Jermini. As this year draws to a close, will you please consider Aim High Academy in your year-end giving? The support will provide a precious gift which echoes through the lives of the students we serve.

Meet Xyla

Meet Xyla, a gymnast at Aim High North. She The generous support of others have provided a precious gift which echoes through the lives of the students we serve. We have a goal of raising $75,000 this year with our #GoldMedalGoal moments and we are almost there! 

December 3, 2020

Carly Patterson

We are so excited for today’s #GoldMedalGoal moment brought to you by our sponsor,

Scissor-Tail Construction

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Thank you, Carly Patterson, for supporting Aim High Academy and our goal to build brighter futures.

Carly captured the heart of the nation when she won the All Around Gold Medal in Women's Gymnastics at the 2004 Olympics. She was the first American woman to win the title in 20 years, also taking home silver medals for balance beam, and the Women's team competition.

December 2, 2020

Eli brown

Our #GoldMedalGoal moment is from the head boy’s basketball coach at Booker T. Washington, Eli Brown. We have been fortunate enough to have Eli’s daughter participate in our program.

Due to COVID, we really need your help. As a non-profit organization, Aim High Academy’s mission only survives with the support of those committed to offering financial contributions that allow us to provide scholarship awards to children from low-income families. Currently, our scholarship program benefits over 200 students' tuition assistance allowing them to participate in sports that have been traditionally available to only a select few.

December 1, 2020

Jill Donovan 

Today is a celebration of generosity. This #GivingTuesday, we ask you to show kindness and generosity to support communities and causes. Our special #GoldMedalGoal moment today is from our very good friend, Jill Donovan.

 

Jill is the founder of Rustic Cuff and author of The Kindness Effect. She is often heard saying, “You truly can change your world… one act of kindness at a time.” As a longtime friend of Aim High Academy, Jill has always encourage people to pursue their passions, fulfill their God-given purpose and always pay forward.

November 30, 2020

the Cunningham family

This is what Aim High Academy and #GoldMedalGoal is all about. The Cunningham family has had scholarships for all three children. We are so happy to be able to provide these scholarships and watch our students grow.

The Cunningham’s have brought so much joy to our gym and we are so blessed to be able to watch them find their purpose and their plan. Thank you to all the donors and sponsors who have provided opportunities for our students.

November 29, 2020

kim jackson

Kim Jackson is delivering today’s #GoldMedalGoal moment. Each year, we provide over 200 scholarships for boys and girls to participate in our gymnastics, dance and ninja classes. Help us reach our goal of $75,000 so we continue to grow build brighter futures.

November 28, 2020

Michelle linn

A special #GoldMedalGoal moment from FOX23 Michelle Linn

 

We love our local media and are so grateful for all their support throughout the years. Our annual fundraiser is a little different this year, but we are still blown away by those who see how special Aim High Academy is to the community and our students.

November 27, 2020

Kirk Fridrich

Head football coach at Union High School, Kirk Fridrich, is our #GoldMedalGoal moment of the day. You normally see him every Friday under the lights but he showing his support for Aim High Academy today!

November 26, 2020

thank you from aim high

We are thankful every day that God made us with a purpose and a plan. This community is filled with so many blessings.

November 24, 2020

Jonathan horton

We have a special #GoldMedalGoal moment from 2x Olympic gymnast and Olympic medalist and American Ninja Warrior, Jonathan Horton.

Jonathan won two Olympic medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. Since retiring from elite competition, he has gone on to compete 5x on the popular NBC television show, American Ninja Warrior. Thank you, Jonathan, for supporting #GoldMedalGoal.

November 23, 2020

Phil Lakin

It’s is a new week and a new #GoldMedalGoal moment. Our friend, Phil Lakin and his wife have always been supportive of Aim High and our mission.

Each year, we give over 200 scholarships to kids to pursue their dreams. We could not do this without the support of the community.

November 22, 2020

Alex himaya

We have a special #GoldMedalGoal moment from our friend, Alex Himaya, brought to you by Scissor-Tail Construction

Alex is the Pastor at BattleCreek Church. For several years, they have hosted our annual Gold Medal Night fundraiser. This year, we have set a #GoldMedalGoal of raising $75,000 by December 9. We are so thankful for his support and prayers for Aim High and our students.

November 20, 2020

Dominique Moceanu

Dominique Moceanu started taking gymnastics at the young age of 3. Gymnastics rapidly developed into her passion and, ultimately, embarked on the road to Olympic gold. Her vault score in the team finals at the 1996 Olympic Games mathematically solidified the U.S. Women’s team victory.

The 1996 Gymnastics team was the first American Women’s Gymnastics Team to win the Olympic team gold medal. The dynamic squad was dubbed the “Magnificent 7” by the media.

November 18, 2020

fitness. faith. future. 

Aim High Academy combines FITNESS and FAITH to help build bright FUTURES in urban children and youth from the North Tulsa community and beyond.

 

We began as a small gym in the John 3:16 Family and Youth Center in February of 2007 and now we have TWO locations. Gold Medal Goal was created so we can continue our mission. We love our students and the community we have built. 

November 17, 2020

BETTY OKINO 

Today’s video is brought to you by #GoldMedalGoal sponsor, Scissor-Tail Construction.

Betty Okino is a former American artistic gymnast and Olympic medalist. She was part of the 1992 bronze-winning Olympic team, which was also the first ever team medal at the Olympic Games for USA Gymnastics.

 

In addition, Betty won a silver medal with her team in the 1991 World Championships and a bronze medal on the balance beam. Betty also won a gold medal on beam and a silver all-around medal at the 1990 US National Championships.

 

Thank you Betty, for your positivity and support to Aim High.

November 15, 2020

pastor ray owens

We have a special video today from Pastor Ray Owens from Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Dr. Ray A. Owens leads a multifaceted life as husband, father, pastor-scholar and public intellectual. He has a passion for issues related to youth and education.

Pastor Owens has committed $1,000 to Aim High’s mission. This will help our students “stretch” beyond where they are!

November 14, 2020

meet Ashlei 

Meet Ashlei, a level 6 gymnast. She has been at Aim High for 7 years. This is what Gold Medal Goal is all about. We strive to provide a space where students can participate in classes and learn about Jesus.

November 13, 2020

SCOTT SUTTON

Today’s video is brought to you by Gold Medal Goal sponsor, Fox + Allen Realty

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The winningest coach in Oral Roberts history and a former Cowboy on-court great, Scott Sutton, is in his fourth season coaching at his alma mater, Oklahoma State.

Sutton played for the Cowboys from 1992-94 under his father, the legendary Eddie Sutton. He saw action in 63 career games and is arguably the most efficient guard in program history. 

Known for his player development, He was named the Summit League Coach of the Year in 2002, 2008 and 2012, the NABC District 12 Co-Coach of the Year in 2005 (shared the award with his father) and was the Clair Bee National Coach of the Year finalist in 2007.

We want to thank Scott and his wife Kim, a Tulsa gymnast, for supporting Aim High Academy!

November 12, 2020

Madeline manning mims

Named one of America’s Outstanding Young Women, Madeline Manning Mims is a Gold and Silver Olympic Medalist in track.

 

She pioneered the 800-meter run for the United States by being the first (and at present) the only American woman to bring back a Gold Medal in this event, along with the Olympic Record, World Record and American Record, which she held for 15 years.

 

Madeline is an author, international speaker, contemporary Gospel recording artist and Tulsa Jazz Hall of Famer. Thank you, Madeline for your support and your kindness.

November 11, 2020

tess maune

Over the years, Tess has been our trusted emcee at Gold Medal Night. She was introduced to Aim High Academy in 2013 when Jennifer cut the ribbon at the opening of the West Tulsa gym. Tess has been there for Aim High during joyous moments and tough situations. We are so thankful for her support. 

 

Tess is an award-winning journalist who joined News On 6 in March 2012. She connects easily with viewers in her down-to-earth approach of sharing news.

November 10, 2020

aim high academy 

This is what #GoldMedalGoal is all about. We give away $200,000 of tuition annually to over 200 students so they can participate in gymnastics, dance and ninja classes.

 

When at #AimHighAcademy each child receives high quality sport instruction and the confidence knowing that God made them special with a purpose and a plan for their lives. Thank you to Grant Wynn for spending time with us and producing this beautiful video. 

November 9, 2020

Nadia Comaneci AND Bart Conner 

Today’s video is brought to you by our Gold Medal Goal sponsor, Scissor-tail Construction. We are starting off Gold Medal Goal with a PERFECT 10. Thank you, to our long-time friends, Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner for supporting Aim High Academy. 

Nadia Comaneci captured the hearts and mind of the world at the 1976 Olympics, which ended with her earning seven perfect tens, three gold medals, one bronze, one silver and countless fans. Four years later at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Comaneci earned two more gold medals and two silver medals. 

Even though Nadia won a total of nine Olympic medals, five of them gold, she will always be remembered at the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 and leave her indelible mark on the history of the Olympics.

Bart Conner is the only American male gymnast to win gold medals at every level of national and international competition. Conner was a member of three Olympic Teams in 1976, 1980 and 1984. It was in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where he made a dramatic comeback from his second torn biceps injury to win two gold medals, one as a member of the US team. Conner earned his second gold with a score of perfect 10 on the parallel bars.

Today, Conner and Comaneci are involved in several international charities including the Executive Board of Special Olympics International.  Conner also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, and an advisory board member of the OU College of International Studies.

Conner and Comaneci also collaborate annually with several key sports entities in Oklahoma City to put on the Bart & Nadia Sports Experience which is designed to encourage Oklahoma children to “take ownership” of their wellness by engaging in fun, positive sports and fitness activities. Learn more at: https://www.bartandnadia.com

"Aim High Academy combines FITNESS and FAITH to help build bright FUTURES in urban children and youth from the North Tulsa community and beyond."

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