By Robby Osborne
The only thing better than bouncing, is bouncing for a good cause. This Wednesday, April 9, Flight Trampoline Park will host a Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. The park is open as usual, but if patrons show a special Team Challenge Flyer when buying their flight tickets, a portion of the ticket price will go to the CCFA.
The fundraiser is being put on by Greater Washington Area Chapter of Team Challenge, whose overall fundraising efforts this year will see that 82 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to research.
“We have about 16 people on the team and they’re encouraging friends and family to come out to the park to support them and CCFA,” said Kim Teeter, endurance manager for Team Challenge.
According to the CCFA, more than 1.4 million Americans suffer from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The research funded by the CCFA has helped out every medical advancement in the treatment of the disease.
Flight opened up one month ago, and is so much more than a jumping factory. The trampoline Park houses various zones to twist traditional trampoline play. The open field zone, which spans the length of 50 interconnected trampolines, contains a separate kids area for children who have yet to surpass 46 inches in height. The foam pit and bounce boards allow the more daredevil bouncers to practice tricks and flips, aside from the forbidden double flips and gainers. “Flight Attendants” monitor the trampoline field to make sure all rules are followed.
Flight offers equal-opportunity-bouncing for all its patrons, with children specific zones, kids-only bounce times, and “Club Flight” for the older kids on the Friday and Saturday nights. There is even a special time when the park is exclusive to jumpers with special-needs, and their guardians between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
Flight Trampoline Park
7200 Fullerton Road, Springfield, 22150
(703) 663-2440, [email protected]
April 9, 6-9 p.m.; $15