ACPR hosts it’s annual awards banquet at the end of each competitive year. This is the time when the achievements of our gymnasts, parents and coaches are recognized. Every gymnast receives her team trophy commemorating her year on a team level, and special recognition goes to those girls who earn it for special achievements. The awards banquet, which usually has more than 300 attending, is a “formal” affair where all dress up in their best outfits and no one looks like they just got out of the gym! This event is one of the few events where all the different levels of gymnasts get together as a group and have a great time. One of the best things, besides the great trophies and awards, is the raffle drawings. Team girls all year long earn “blue tickets” and raffle drawings for great prizes are held throughout the banquet. Another favorite event is the closing event, the banquet portrait video. The girls love seeing themselves and their friends doing gymnastics, having fun during holiday parties, summer picnics, egg hunts, or at the gymnastics clinics. It is a good time to reflect on the past year and begin to look forward to a great summer and another special year in their sport.