I attended the 20th Annual David A. Walker Memorial Double Dutch Holiday Classic, dubbed the “Superbowl of Double Dutch” with my cousin, Kim and brought back a few snap shots. Kim was really like a big sister to me (when I was younger) who has overcome many struggles and one who continues to strive to be and do all that is possible with the time that is left. When I was a kid, Kim used to take me to the Circus, Ice Capades, the Zoo and the likes, which is no big deal to some but to me, it was like going to Disney World. Last month, on Thanksgiving evening at my mom’s house, Kim decided that we should spend more time together and so we managed to make time, met up and really enjoyed ourselves at this prestigious, international Double Dutch competition – something that many in attendance would like to see become an Olympic sport. I’d like to see roller skating become an Olympic sport. Using my mom’s half dead, half awake point and shoot camera, I was able to capture a few shots from the last row of our ground level seating, which we were lucky to get; the event was packed but filled with great energy.
Here are a few snapshots with from the creaky, point and shoot camera…
Photos from top to bottom:
1. Apollo Theater ***** 2. Bouncing Bulldogs from Carborro, North Carolina, USA – won so many awards I couldn’t keep up (Coach: Ray Fredrick, Jr.)*****3. Bouncing Bulldogs from Carborro, North Carolina, USA***** 4. Ballon Dor from Kusatsu-shi, Japan – Second Place Best In Show Winners (Coach: Yasuka Kameyam)*****5. Black Pierrot from Kawasaki City, Japan – First Place Best In Show Winners (Coach: Koji Funabashi)*****6. Nanny’s Tri City Jumpers, Troy, New York with Founder & Coach: Natalie Jay-Short***** 7. Nanny’s Tri City Jumpers Logo/Jacket, Troy, New York*****8. Me (Ebony Brown) with Black Pierrot Member*****9. Colleton County Jump Member,Ivana and myself *****10. Colleton County Jump Coach, Sharon Simmons with her student Ivana. *****11. My cousin, Kim with Colleton County Jump Member, Ivana and myself 12. Ballon Dor from Kusatsu-shi, Japan – Second Place Best In Show Winners *****13. Fami Koma from Tokyo, Japan -3rd place Best in Show Winners (Coach: Ken Yoshida)*****14. Bouncing Bulldogs from Carborro, North Carolina, USA*****15. And the Lovely KeKe Shepard – Just Kidding, this was a beautiful young woman selling us a commemorative postcard from the Apollo Theater’s gift shop.
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The event was sponsored by Refuel with Chocolate Milk, Con Edison, Applebees, Daily News & East Sport.