INDIANAPOLIS, August 22, 2012 – One month from today, Saturday, Sept. 22, USA Gymnastics will 'Turn the World Upside Down' in celebration of National Gymnastics Day. At 1 p.m. ET, gymnasts, families, friends and enthusiasts nationwide will turn upside down, snap a photo and share it on the USA Gymnastics Facebook page. National Gymnastics Day activities can also be used to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
USA Gymnastics 'Turned the World Upside Down' in London, winning six medals including the Fierce Five's™ historic team gold medal, the all-around gold medal from Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance, and the first-ever women's floor exercise gold medal from Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics. Now, it's time to do it all again and celebrate their history making Olympics with National Gymnastics Day and the Kellogg's Tour of Champions. For more info, visit www.KelloggsTour.com.
Each year, USA Gymnastics celebrates National Gymnastics Day to build awareness of the sport and support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Money raised will benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in each club's local community. Since 2001, gymnastics clubs across the country have raised more than $1.7 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
For more information on National Gymnastics Day and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, go to www.usagym.org/upsidedown.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.