MOORPARK COLLEGE SPORTS PAVILLION
7075 Campus Road Moorpark, CA 93021
ABOUT ZOOTASTIC CLASSIC
The sport of gymnastics has been a huge part of my life. From athlete, to coach, to owner, to parent.
However, during the Covid-19 closures I was forced into more time to focus on some of
my other passions. My husband suggested, “Why not take your other passions and incorporate them
into one?” During some soul searching, I realized my passions were gymnastics, coaching and animals.
After several weeks of thinking of how to do this, I came up with the idea of holding a gymnastics
competition at a zoo. What an experience it could be! From there things started to form into REAL
The Zoo of choice was a no brainer… America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark was already a part of my
life. My oldest daughter attended and graduated from Moorpark College’s EATM program. EATM
stand for “Exotic Animal Training Management”. After a few phones’ calls and conversations with the
Zoo Manager, the Moorpark College Athletic Director, and the Moorpark Administration my
competition is now a go. I am so very excited! I hope you and your athletes will join the first ever,
“2023 Zootastic Classic”. I plan to make this event an unforgettable one!
~ Kelly Bass
AMERICA'S TEACHING ZOO
"To inspire conservation action by providing engaging connections with wildlife and those who care for them"