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Nevada Family Sees Hard Work Pay Off With Trip to London

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, July 30, 2012

Behind almost every Olympian is someone who long ago made a promise to support their child's dreams. At the U.S Olympic Gymnastics Trials, Jake Dalton had his own cheering section, led by his mom, Denise. 

She says just being there was amazing enough.  The trip got better with a phone call, "She explained to me it was on the website and that Jake had made the team. And, at that point, we were -me and my daughter and my husband- were all jumping up and down in the hotel room."

The Dalton's took note of young Jake's passion when he was just six years old, "We would travel five or six meets a year.  And then, when he was eight years old, he started Future Stars. So, then we would travel early September and continue through April/May.  You know, our family vacations became our travelling meets."

A decade ago, the family sold its profitable concrete business and bought the gym where Jake trained.

It followed a promise she and her husband Tim made to go "full force" for as long as the kids wanted.

Olympic gymnastics competitions will take place this week and next.   Somewhere in the London crowd will be some proud parents from Sparks, Nevada who are being rewarded for a promise kept. 

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