The family-owned Jump N Jungle entertains kids at its 10,500-square-foot Jump N Jungle. Along with a selection of slides, the climate-controlled play area enthralls youngsters with climbing structures, an inflatable shaped like a playful tiger lying on its back, and a bounce castle where kids learn to leap and play the lute simultaneously. In the summer, Jump N Jungle also hosts Summer camps where attendees play games, enjoy bounce time, and work on crafts and coloring projects.
United Cheer's coaches train aspiring cheerleaders aged 3 and older, teaching skills from basic forward rolls to more advanced back handsprings and standing tumbling. Along the way, they follow a "perfection before progression" approach, ensuring safety by requiring students to perfect basics before moving on to higher-level moves.
Since 1970, only the best and bravest cowboys and cowgirls have dared to tame the wild mares and spur the wrath of raging bulls at C-T Rodeo. The 35th year of the Lubbock Winter Rodeo & Wild West Show kicks off with a cloven hoof and a solid stable of certified PBR (Professional Bull Riding) and PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) buckaroos. These pros vie alongside up-and-coming tenderfoots, all in an attempt to lasso the gold buckle. Watch bucking broncos and wild bulls attempt to toss and vaunt vaqueros. Rodeo clowns, the only clowns that don’t traumatize children, wait ringside to throw pies in case the ride goes awry. Other events include whiplash barrel racing, demanding chute dogging, and the all-new mutton busting, in which small whippersnappers dare to make it eight woolly seconds on sheepback. Children are advised to remember that the cowboys and cowgirls are all trained professionals, so rodeo stunts should not be tried at home, on the family dog, or on dad-back.
GolfTEC is staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s specialists point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.
The 70th annual ABC Rodeo stampedes into Lubbock City Bank Coliseum prepared to kick up dirt and round up funds for local charities. Each spring, fans descend upon Lubbock for the multiday competition, which showcases some of the PRCA's most accomplished cowboys. As attendees saddle general-admission seats and rodeo clowns re-stuff their pockets with ham, competitors will battle spur-to-spur in a variety of events such as bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, and team roping. The weekend's festivities uphold Lubbock's longstanding tradition of improving the community through sporting events, and for the 70th straight year, Beutler and Son Rodeo Company elevates the event's standards with quality livestock and broncos that are former Olympic champions in the high jump.
Every year, the museum inducts former college players and coaches into its pantheon of stellar veterans of the sport, including luminaries who went on to acclaimed professional careers such as Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and Jim Abbott. The 2011 inductees, chosen by a committee of baseball experts who all claim to have invented the curve ball, include Terry Francona, a Golden Spikes award winner at Arizona and current general manager of the Boston Red Sox, and Dick Groat, former Duke shortstop, MVP of National League, and member of the 1960 world-champion Pittsburgh Pirates.