Franklin Township jumpers to perform

The Indy Air Bears jump rope ‘show team’ will perform at the Super Bowl Village at 6 p.m. Feb. 2. They will be featured on the turf “field” that has been set up on Capitol Avenue in front of the Indiana Convention Center and directly under the zipline. The team has been performing and competing locally as well as nationally for the past 25 years.

During basketball season, team members perform at halftime of high school and college games around the state. They have already performed at Butler, Ball State and Purdue. Plans call for a performance at halftime of the Indiana Pacer game Feb. 19.

This year’s team members include jumpers in grades 4 through 12. Most members attend school in Franklin Township. A few jumpers hail from Center Grove. One jumper attends Greenwood High School and another is a student at Shelbyville High School.

Head coach Niki Glover is the physical education teacher at Arlington Elementary School in Franklin Township. Assistant coach Valerie Rice is a former team member and is an art teacher at Manual High School.

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