Local girls win medals at 2008 AAU Junior Olympics

Girls Inc. of Columbus and Phenix-Russell County will honor the Glory Girls Competitive Jump Rope Team at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Girls Inc. Kolb Center, 4637 Kolb Ave.

Members of the team won eight bronze medals and several ribbons at the 2008 AAU Junior Olympics Jump Rope Competition that was held July 28-Aug. 2 in Novi, Mi.

The Glory Girls competed with more than 550 athletes from America, Canada, Singapore and Australia.

This program features 19 girls from schools in the Muscogee County School District, and are taught team playing skills and readiness to take risks through participation in jump rope and other sports.

The girls visit area schools and businesses to promote competitive jump roping.

For more information, call sports director Walter L. McKee at 706-683-0809.