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One family’s balancing act

Posted: Monday, Jul 8th, 2013

While Elkton residents Bruce and Diane Crevier and family have come into the spotlight this month as contestants on America’s Got Talent, the family has been practicing and performing full-time as Champions Forever Ministries for 21 years. This family includes: Top row, Bruce and Diane; second row from left: Isaiah, Jacob and Caleb; third row: Katie, Josiah and Hollie; fourth row: Zach, Ben and Micah; bottom row: Tessa, Nathan and Tori. / Champions Forever, made up of the Elkton-based Crevier family, performs during half-time of a basketball game. Courtesy photos

• The entire Crevier family of Elkton gets in on unique basketball-unicycle show

BROOKINGS – When their oldest son Jacob was old enough to walk, Elkton resident Bruce Crevier would pull him out of the crowd at a show and have him hold up a finger, then balance a spinning basketball on it.

“We never dreamed that we'd have 12 kids and we would be traveling all over the place as a family,” Bruce said. “I mean, I started out just doing it all by myself and, as the kids grew up, they of course learned and I incorporated them into the program.”

Twenty-one years ago, Bruce and Diane Crevier made Bruce’s passion for entertaining and teaching into their full-time work, and named it Champions Forever Ministries. The ministry is a nonprofit organization that takes this family to schools, community events, half-time shows, prisons and just about anywhere. Recently the Creviers have won national recognition as contenders on the television show America’s Got Talent.

For the complete article see the 07-08-2013 issue.

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