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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, July 22, 2024


A 35 member gymnastic team from Denmark will arrive in the territory Saturday to begin a week of performances on all three islands.
The team, who are visiting the islands for the first time, was formed by Danish Gymnastics International in 1992 to promote awareness of the tradition of Danish gymnastics. The Danish gymnastics organization, which is both financially and politically independent, was created by the fusion of two large Danish sports organizations, the Danish Gymnastics and Youth Organization and the Danish Shooting Gymnastics and Sports Association, according to DGI's web site.
According to a release from the Tourism Department, one of the goals of the team's yearly trips is to make new friends in different counties.
Tourism Commissioner Rafael "Rafie" Jackson said, "The Tourism Department with the assistance of several government agencies and civic organizations have arranged a spectacular week of activities for the group." However, Jackson did not specify what agencies and organizations will be assisting.
The following is the schedule of appearances:
Saturday, Aug 26 – Emancipation Garden, St. Thomas at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug 27 – Winston Wells Ballpark, St. John at 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug 28 – University of the Virgin Islands Golf Course at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug 31 – St. Croix Educational Complex at 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept 1 – Good Hope School, St. Croix at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Sept 2 – Whim Museum, St. Croix at 11 a.m.
The show on Saturday, Sept 2 will be in conjunction with Starving Artist Day activities on St. Croix. Admission will be $5 for adults and $1 for kids. All proceeds go to the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association.
For more information on the appearances of the gymnastics team call Beverly Drew-Petrus at 774-8784.

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