WILLMAR - For the Bouncing Bulldogs, jump roping is more than just for fun. It's a way to give back to their community. The jump rope demonstration team came all the way from North Carolina to visit schools in the Willmar area and to introduce what jump roping can provide for students and young people.

The group performed Friday at Community Christian School and at Kennedy, Lakeland and Roosevelt elementary schools in Willmar. The team also held workshops Friday evening at The Village children's museum and will be at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. today at the YMCA in Willmar.