From the Desk of Perry Mandera: Jesse White Tumbling Team, Part 2

The Jesse White Tumbling Team has become an internationally known group, making more than 1,500 appearances around the world every year. The team has appeared in several movies; in commercials for prominent companies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Jewel Foods, and Coca Cola; and on popular programs such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Jenny Jones,” and “Good Morning America.”

Tumblers have had the distinction of appearing in two presidential inauguration parades, including President Barack Obama’s inauguration parade in 2010. Members and former members have toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Harlem Globetrotters.

Team members must adhere to a strict set of rules, including a minimum C grade-point average and avoidance of drugs and gang activity. The organization includes not only the tumbling team, but a training program, which develops tumbling skills; a tutoring program that assists students who need help maintaining the required grade-point average; and a scholars program that provides financial support for tumblers who plan to pursue higher education.

All donations to the Jesse White Tumbling Team are tax deductible. Donors can contribute several ways, including via PayPal at http://www.jessewhitetumblingteam.com.

About the Author:
Perry Mandera founded The Custom Companies more than twenty-five years ago. Since that time, the company has grown to a major transportation provider, offering services to companies of all sizes. Custom Cares Charities, an associated charitable organization formed by Mr. Mandera, supports a number of charitable organizations.

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