Aim High Academy receives $1M for new bldg

Posted at 1:45 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 23:35:57-05

TULSA – The nonprofit whose building was destroyed in a tornado last year received $1 million gift this week.

It’s almost been a year since the building where Aim High Academy practiced in west Tulsa was torn down by a tornado.

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After the tornado on March 25, 2015, many rallied for the nonprofit gym that holds gymnastic classes and dance classes for underprivileged children.

Now, the group is receiving $1 million from Tom Naugle and his wife Barbara for a campaign to build a new place to practice. Since the storm, they’ve held temporary spots for practice in order to continue their program.

"Our gym was torn down by the tornado but we haven't given up. We are fighting. It has taught me to be courageous. It will make me feel happy and good to have a place of our own" says Shiloh, 11 year-old Aim High gymnast.

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