Supporting Boys Gymnastics

Dec 17, 2012

Bautiful_Red_Poinsettia_flower_christmasTrattoria Neapolis owner, Perry Vidalakis purchased poinsettias for his restaurant this holiday season from the boys team at Payke Gymnastics Academy in Alhambra to support their holiday fundraiser, which is used to defray costs for training, competition expenses, and gym enhancements.

“We are pleased to support Payke’s boy’s team during this season of giving,” said Vidalakis.

“These young boys train up to 20 hours per week. We salute their dedication and commitment,” said Neapolis Executive Chef, Bryant Wigger.

Payke recently sent gymnasts to the National Future Stars Championships held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Thirteen-year-old Angel Haro placed 9th, while 8-year-old Jenson Molebash placed 3rd at the Regional Future Stars Championships.  The team has produced State champions with Ceo Garcia taking the title of Level 6 State champion, and for the first time the team had a gymnast advance to the Junior Olympics National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“We are grateful to receive support from Trattoria Neapolis,” said Payke’s Head Coach Matt Lowry. “As our boy’s program continues to grow, support from business leaders like Perry Vidalakis is paramount to achieving our team goals.”

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Trattoria Neapolis, led by award-winning chef Bryant Wigger is a modern American Italian restaurant along South Lake in Pasadena.



Front Row (L-R): Kailo Owhadi, Cody Noah, Jenson Molebash, Christian Baffo, Sterling Molldrem, and Ian Medina
Middle Row (L-R): Dominic Ramos, Michael Tovmasyan, Ceo Garcia, Angel Haro, and Lucas Tailin
Back Row (L-R): Neapolis chef Bryant Wigger, Neapolis owner Perry Vidalakis, and Payke Head Coach Matt Lowry



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