Ernie Kirkham Will Be Missed

I have some sad news to share with the community. Sunday, June 21st Ernie Kirkham passed away. Though he has not been active in the community in the last few years he is an important figure within our community, one that has worn many hats. Those that knew him know he was a quiet person but was willing to do anything for those around him. I have included a link to information about the visitation and burial. I have also included a link where you can upload pictures for a tribute that is being put together, please have them uploaded by 2:00 on Sunday. 
Thank you.

https://www.tributeslides.com/up/134648308416

Action Requested for Chris Cox

As many of you already know, our talented Level 10 Men’s team athlete and coach, Chris Cox, suffered a severe spinal injury a couple of weeks ago. The medical expenses for his surgeries and recovery process are overwhelming his family. Chris is working hard to regain mobility of his arms and legs and making progress, but he has a very long road ahead of him.

If you would like to be a part of Chris’ recovery, you can help by participating in one or both of the fundraisers below:

I. Benefit for Christoffer Cox, Sat Aug 24th 2-8pm @ Clancy’s Public House

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II. TSHIRT SALES/DONATIONS

T-shirts are being sold for $30, or you can simply make a donation. Click here:

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/christoffercox?ref=copy-link_social_mobile-campaign-page-share&utm_campaign=mobile-campaign-page-share&utm_content=christoffercox&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link&side=front&type=1&zoom=false&fbclid=IwAR2nwzLsErCG8FmEqLYuzq-0zCduIeRMdPzt6Mh_JTIzv31mI–c7PdcvMI

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On behalf of his family, prayers and healing thoughts are very much appreciated. We can all be a part of Chris’ recovery journey. Thank you in advance for your support.

Regional Qualifying Procedures

The Region 3 Championships Qualifying Procedures are now out. Please read over them carefully. All optional level athletes qualify. All compulsory levels qualify by Regional age groups and the allotment numbers can be found on each state meet website.

Please make sure that you bring the items listed on each website to register your athletes for Regionals

Qualifying from North State
Qualifying From South State
Qualifying from Texas State Championships

Older JO Level 8’s at State

After much discussion with coaches last weekend and this week, we will be allowing the older age groups of JO Level 8 to compete at Texas State Championships. The regional age groups have not changed though, so if you choose to have your athlete compete at this level at state that is as far as he can go.
If you want your athlete to compete at regionals, he will need to compete as a Level 9 or as a JD 1.
The choice is yours.