The Bouncing Bulldogs Community Center will hold a grand opening Saturday, April 8, off of 101 S. White Oak Drive, off Old Chapel Hill Road.
The center will be the first-of-its-kind facility dedicated to advancing jump rope, as sport, fun and fitness, the Bulldogs said in a news release
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Tours of the building will begin at 10:30 a.m. every 45 minutes. Parking will be available at Rams Plaza, 1728 Fordham Blvd. with shuttle service to White Oak Drive every 15 minutes, starting at 9:15 a.m.
The Bouncing Bulldogs have been a staple in the Triangle for three decades, providing entertainment at sporting events, local festivals and school assemblies. The Bulldogs are known for their discipline, creativity, precision, skill and community service.
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In January the team competed in the 25th annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic in New York City.
Representing Chapel Hill and Durham, 35 jumpers from the 150-member team competed against jumpers from Japan, France, and the northeastern U.S. In just three events, the Bulldogs earned 58 awards: 16 bronze, 21 silver and 21 gold.
The Bulldogs took more than half of all titles at the competition.
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