Please check the USA Gymnastics website regularly to see if your governor has already proclaimed September 12, 2009 as National Gymnastics Day in your state. If not, follow these easy steps to help us obtain a proclamation.
Why does USA Gymnastics need your help obtaining proclamations for your state? The FIG and USOC have proclaimed National Gymnastics Day as an official day to celebrate, and each year we try to secure a proclamation from all 50 states. The regulations state that a resident from the state to request it, and so now we are asking the clubs to send them to their governor, and once you have their signature, scan a copy for us to put on the web site. We like to share all 50 proclamations with every club! Many clubs post them in their gyms, and it adds credibility to the club when a press release is sent to the local media with the state proclamation attached. Clubs will even get the mayor to come to their events or to proclaim National Gymnastics Day locally within their community, similar to the proclamation the governor has signed for the entire state.
Fax or send your Governor a letter asking him/her to proclaim September 12, 2009 as “National Gymnastics Day” in your state. In the letter you should also include your club’s plans for National Gymnastics Day as well an explanation of the importance of proclaiming NGD in your state and how it affects your residents. Along with the letter, be sure to include a copy of the sample proclamation available HERE. Also include any additional information that you feel may be useful for the Governor.
Call your Governor to follow up and make sure that he/she received your letter and information. If your Governor issues a Proclamation, send him/her a thank you letter expressing how much it means to have National Gymnastics Day proclaimed in your state.