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Gymnastics coach John Spini kicks off Sparky's Tour

September 08, 2009

Sparky's Tour gears up for the 2009-10 season by heading to PT Coe Elementary School. After a successful inaugural campaign, Sparky's Tour has teamed up with the Mary Lou Fulton School of Education and Access ASU to assist local educators in stressing the value of education to Arizona youth. Head gymnastics coach John Spini and two of his gymnasts will head to the Phoenix grade school to encourage students to work hard, make positive choices, and spread goodwill. Sparky's Tour went to 32 different schools last year.

During the 2009-2010 school year Sparky's Tour will make appearances at schools beginning the first week of September and continuing through the end of May. Sparky's Tour will continue to feature ASU coaches, administrators and student-athletes emphasizing the importance of education, and that everyone has the ability to be successful if they work hard, focus and follow the rules. Coaches and student-athletes have been through the same struggles that current students face. Utilizing speakers that students can relate to reinforces what teachers and administrators are helping their students to learn.

For more information and to sign your school up for Sparky's Tour, go to