Mark your calendar for the 18th annual National Gymnastics Day taking place Sept. 17, 2016. All gymnasts, coaches, gymnastics clubs and fans are invited to celebrate the sport with USA Gymnastics!
USA Gymnastics is proud to partner with Member Clubs across the country to highlight the impact of fitness through gymnastics for kids.
Winners will be announced the week after National Gymnastics Day and contacted directly via the social media account used to post the submission. Participants may enter multiple photos into the contest. Tickets will be mailed to the address provided by the contestant. All submissions must be posted before 11:59 p.m. on September 18, 2016. The number of winners will be determined based on the number of contest submissions.
Through the combined efforts of USA Gymnastics, the Nastia Liukin Fund and the National Gymnastics Foundation, grants are available to USA Gymnastics Member Clubs to support efforts in celebration of National Gymnastics Day.
How to use grant funding:
“The DeVeau’s SHOW Team is a unified group of athletes with special needs. We participate in the Gymnastics for All discipline doing performance group routines and in the Rhythmic Xpress competitive program, incorporating basics from all disciplines of gymnastics including tumbling, dance, rhythmic, and acrobatics.
The goal for this SHOW Team this year was to attend the GFA Nationals in Dollywood in June. Thanks to the National Gymnastics Day grant award, we will be able to underwrite a portion of the entry fees for our athletes to attend. We will be participating in the Opening Ceremonies, the Rhythmic Xpress competition, and the GymFest National Performances. More importantly, we will be staying together and enjoying quality social time and interaction at Dollywood Theme Park!”
Paula R. Lord, Coach – DeVeau’s
“Aim High Academy is a non-profit gymnastics program that allows children to participate in the sport of gymnastics for about a third of the cost. The area of Tulsa, OK that we serve live in under resourced areas with the highest pregnancy rate, lowest high school graduation rate and the highest poverty rate. Aim High has to raise the other two-thirds of the cost. Thanks to the National Gymnastics Day grant, Aim High was able to offer scholarship money to those who couldn’t afford it. We are very thankful to USA Gymnastics and the blessing they are to these children. You have helped provide an opportunity for these children and brought happiness to the many faces we have grown to love!”
Elizabeth Hollenbaugh, Assistant Program Director – Aim High Academy
“We love participating in National Gymnastics Day, because it makes us feel part of a global community and it’s just darn good for our business!”
Patti Komara, Gym Club Owner – Patti’s All-American
“National Gymnastics Day was terrific! To be able to celebrate our wonderful sport with kids from a year old to kids that were in their late seventies, is just a rewarding experience.”
Mike Vanim, Gym Club Owner – Berks East Gymnastics
“The Gymnastics Company enjoys participating in NGD each year to help celebrate our sport. Each year our kids look forward to seeing what fun things we will be doing for NGD from a Cartwheel-A-Thon to help a former gymnast to doing Dance Marathon for Riley Hospital. We applied for a grant through USA Gymnastics for two of our families that experienced very tragic events. Both families were extremely grateful for the funds that were sent to the gym on their behalf.”
Kim Dykes, Gym Club Owner/Instructor – The Gymnastics Company