Dear Gymnasts, Parents, Coaches, Clubs, Judges...,
Welcome to Stars & Stripes 2021 - the year of Covid. Due to the Global Pandemic, this year's Stars & Stripes has a lot of changes. One of which is this 'online' Program.
Hi! My name is Douglas Pershun. I am the Meet Director for Stars & Stripes. I am also the 'President' of Team Lightning Inc. - dba - Erie Gymnastics Center for now 31 years. I am also the Head Coach of the Team Lightning Optionals. I also wear many, many, many - other hats....
I am husband to my loving wife of 26 years (+ 7 years courting) Tina Pershun who is the 'Vice President' of the gym, Head Coach of the Compulsory Team, and Asst. Meet Director this weekend.
I am Father of 2 -- Jesse Pershun - my son, 'a chip off the ole block' following in my footsteps (even the bad ones) who is also my Asst. Coach & Asst. Meet Director this weekend.
My Lovely & Brilliant Daugher Mackenzie Pershun - also worked in the business and is a Women's Compulsory Judge. She recently graduated RIT, Cumma Summa something or other... and secured a brand new job at DuPont as a Biochemist.
This 'Program' is NOT about ME, but with ME - there is ALWAYS a story. In addition to the Business Owner, Meet Director, Father, Husband, I have all these other hats. Some of these other 'hats' play into the Program & Story. - So, I was the 1981 National Roller Disco Champion! // I graduated in Biology taking me to work in Alaska for a year and Montana. My work in Montana was actually 34 years ago and I did 'Avian Research' (birds). Part of my research / job description was actually testing & sampling the bird population for 'flu viruses'. So, 34 some years ago - I actually was aware of a 'Corona' Virus and learned a great deal about viruses & pandemics.
Maybe those who know me would describe me with a sort of 'obsessive curiousity' about
Say something interesting about your business here.
What's something exciting your business offers? Say it here.
Give customers a reason to do business with you.
BEST DEAL OF THE YEAR!!!
* Pay for June & July - get August FREE -- take a vacation? Miss a few classes? No problem, you still get bonus classes!
* No Registration Fees... Want to TRY Gymnastics without investing a fortune? Try our Summer Special!
SIGN UP SOON- Class Sizes are Limited!!!