For A Good Cause: Stack-It Fundraiser Tonight

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The Stack-It Sacramento team is holding a fundraiser 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, July 11 at Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Natomas.

Twenty-one kids, including four from Heron School in Natomas, will compete in the 2012 Junior Olympics this month in Houston, Texas as members of the team.

Members of the club range in age from 6-16 years old and hold world records for relay teams and California state records for relay and individual events. This is the first time that sport stacking (also known as cup-stacking or speed-stacking) will be an event at the Junior Olympics.

Governed by the World Sport Stacking Association, each stacker had to place in the top five of their age division at a sanctioned event to qualify and be invited the Junior Olympics.

Stackers compete individually and on relay teams against the clock and each other to stack a set of twelve, specially designed cups in the shortest time possible.

Benefits of the sport include: developing hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity and training the brain for other sports and activities that require the same skills, like basketball, playing musical instruments and using the computer.

Seeing really is believing for this sport – see Stack-It Sacramento practice at Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse tonight. Grab dinner and buy raffle tickets for prizes while you are there; proceeds benefit the team.

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