Local Track Team Wins at National Junior Olympics Regional Competition

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Total Effect track team dominates in regional competition and heads to Sacramento for National Junior Olympics

The Total Effect Sports Academy track team, based in Gahanna, won big this past weekend at the national Junior Olympics regional competition held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. The team has qualified for the national event in Sacramento, California July 27 through August 1. The kids, ranging in age from 8 to 18, competed against hundreds of children to garner a coveted spot at nationals.    

“I am proud of the way our athletes competed this year,” head coach James Rollins said. “They are not only great athletes, but are a fine group of young people to coach. Last year we had one competitor at the regional level...to have 22 advance to national's only one year later is a testament to the work ethic of these kids and the leadership of my coaching staff."

The National Junior Olympic events are organized by USA Track and Field, which is led by Ohio State University alumni and elite track star Stephanie Hightower.

The Total Effect team is now looking for sponsors to help the kids get to the national event in California and a portion of all donations are tax-deductible through the Total Effect Sports Academy Foundation.

The group is offering the following sponsorships:
-3 Airfare Sponsors: $2,500 each
-2 Hotel Sponsors:  $1600 each
-10 Game Changers: $500 each
-Supporters: $100 unlimited
-Friends: $50 unlimited
-Contributors: (any amount)

Each level of sponsorship will receive corresponding benefits including, but not limited to:1 year on the Team's website, mention in follow-up press releases, printed advertisement in the Total Effect’s 3000 square foot workout facility and recognition in the company's monthly newsletter. Anyone who contributes at least $50 will be entered into a raffle to receive a coveted pair of tickets to the Ohio State University versus Michigan football game held on Saturday, November 27, 2010 in the famed Ohio State University Horseshoe Stadium.

About the Team’s Performance:
100m Dash = 2nd place (4), 3rd place (1)
200m Dash = 2nd place (2)
400m Dash = 3rd place (1)
800m Dash = 3rd place (1)
4x100m Relay =  1st place (4), 2nd place (1)
Shot Put = 3rd place (1)
Long Jump  = 2nd place (1)

About Total Effect:

Total Effect Sport Academy is owned by James Rollins and his wife, Helen Rollins - a former heptathlon record-holder at The Ohio State University. Their mission is to help Central Ohio families achieve total health through customized fitness and athletic training, nutritional counseling, and academic support. Treating the whole body and mind of Central Ohio's youth and their families, Total Effect Sports Academy will provide nutrition counseling, academic advising/tutoring and physical training to those disadvantaged families that are seeking to live a healthier lifestyle.

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