Bouncing brothers and sisters

The Crevier family puts a whole new spin on “bouncing babies” when it comes to raising their children.

It seems as though all 12 of the children of Bruce and Diane came out of the womb with a basketball in their hands.

The Creviers will perform their Champions Forever basketball show at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse.

There is no charge for admittance, but organizers are collecting non-perishable food items for the Emergency Food Box and House of Compassion at the door as well as cash donations.

Bruce Crevier said he has been doing these basketball-related shows for 20 years.

“As my kids have grown up they have become part of the show,” Crevier said.

People can expect a show that will try to mix in action and inspiration.

“There’s going to be basketball, unicycles and a lot of action,” Crevier said.

The family from South Dakota performs more than 200 shows a year at school assemblies, church functions, businesses and halftime shows of high school and college games. The group is being brought to the community by the Upward Basketball league which serves youths in the area.

“The reason we are bringing them to town is to thank the school system and communities that have provided support for Upward Basketball,” said Tom Weber, local director of Upward Basketball. “It’s going to be exciting. I hope we can pack the Roundhouse.”

The Creviers received a lot of exposure this year as they made the finals of the televised talent show on NBC titled “America’s Got Talent.”

“It was incredible,” Crevier said. “For us, it was like being in the Super Bowl.”

The group will also perform abbreviated shows at East Marshall High School (Le Grand) Dec. 13 between the girls and boys basketball games and at BCLUW High School (Conrad) Dec. 14 at halftime of the boys varsity basketball game.