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updated: 12/15/2012 5:53 PM

Thousands compete in Schaumburg gymnastics event

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  • Skyler Chauff of the Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center competes on the vault during the Hawaiian Pineapple Classic gymnastics meet, held at the Schaumburg Convention Center Saturday.

       Skyler Chauff of the Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center competes on the vault during the Hawaiian Pineapple Classic gymnastics meet, held at the Schaumburg Convention Center Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • People in the stands watch the girls uneven parallel bars competition during the Hawaiian Pineapple Classic gymnastics meet, held at the Schaumburg Convention Center Saturday.

       People in the stands watch the girls uneven parallel bars competition during the Hawaiian Pineapple Classic gymnastics meet, held at the Schaumburg Convention Center Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • With coach Yevgeniy Vovkiv watching, Benjamin Valak of the Buffalo Grove Gymnastic Center turns toward the judge while competing on vault during the Hawaiian Pineapple Classic gymnastics meet, held at the Schaumburg Convention Center Saturday.

       With coach Yevgeniy Vovkiv watching, Benjamin Valak of the Buffalo Grove Gymnastic Center turns toward the judge while competing on vault during the Hawaiian Pineapple Classic gymnastics meet, held at the Schaumburg Convention Center Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The Hawaiian Pineapple Invitational sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center is taking place Friday through Sunday, Dec. 16, drawing more than 2,000 male and female gymnasts and thousands more spectators to the Schaumburg Convention Center.

Gymnastics clubs from around the Chicago area are competing at the event, which is in its sixth year.

Throughout the weekend, the Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center is conducting a raffle for gymnasts and spectators, with proceeds donated to the Disabled Patriot Fund, a local nonprofit charity that provides financial aid to disabled patriots.

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