INDIANAPOLIS, March 28, 2012 – 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team will kick off the Kellogg's® Tour of Gymnastics Champions on Sept. 9 in Ontario, Calif. The 40-city tour runs through Nov. 18 and will make stops in cities big and small across the United States, including Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., Minneapolis, Louisville, Ky., Hartford, Conn., and Brooklyn, N.Y., to name a few.
"The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be unlike any previously produced," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "We plan to celebrate the many wonderful things gymnastics means to young people, along with showcasing some of the biggest names in the sport. Our fans will truly enjoy connecting with the U.S. Olympic team following their accomplishments in London."
"USA Gymnastics has produced countless memorable moments throughout the history of the Olympic Games," said Kellogg U.S. Morning Foods President David Denholm. "Kellogg's is excited to help bring the incredible athletes who create these moments to fans, even after the Games have ended, as part of our official partnership."
Led by Tour spokesperson Liukin, the cast of gymnastics champions will be joined by local gymnasts at each tour stop. The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions starts Sept. 9 in the Los Angeles area and ends on Nov. 18 in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.
|Sept. 8||San Jose, Calif.||HP Pavilion|
|Sept. 9||Ontario, Calif.||Citizens Business Bank Arena|
|Sept. 13||San Diego, Calif.||Valley View Casino Center|
|Sept. 14||Glendale, Ariz.||Jobing.com Arena|
|Sept. 15||Los Angeles, Calif||STAPLES Center|
|Sept. 16||Anaheim, Calif.||Honda Center|
|Sept. 20||Las Vegas, Nev.||Thomas & Mack Center|
|Sept. 21||Sacramento, Calif.||Power Balance Pavilion|
|Sept. 22||Portland, Ore.||Rose Garden|
|Sept. 23||Seattle, Wash.||KeyArena|
|Sept. 27||West Valley City, Utah||Maverik Center|
|Sept. 29||Colorado Springs, Colo.||World Arena|
|Sept. 30||Denver, Colo.||1stBank Center (Broomfield)|
|Oct. 4||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Oct. 5||San Antonio, Texas||AT&T Center|
|Oct. 6||Dallas, Texas||American Airlines Center|
|Oct. 7||Lubbock, Texas||United Spirit Arena|
|Oct. 11||Minneapolis, Minn.||Target Center|
|Oct. 12||Des Moines, Iowa||Wells Fargo Arena|
|Oct. 13||Omaha, Neb.||CenturyLink Center|
|Oct. 14||Chicago, Ill.||United Center|
|Oct. 18||Kansas City, Mo.||Sprint Center|
|Oct. 19||St. Louis, Mo.||Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University|
|Oct. 20||Memphis, Tenn.||FedExForum|
|Oct. 21||Lafayette, La.||Cajundome|
|Oct. 25||Louisville, Ky.||KFC Yum! Center|
|Oct. 26||Charlotte, N.C.||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|Oct. 27||Atlanta, Ga.||Gwinnett Arena|
|Oct. 28||Tampa, Fla.||Tampa Bay Times Forum|
|Nov. 1||Cincinnati,||Ohio U.S. Bank Arena|
|Nov. 2||Indianapolis, Ind.||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|Nov. 3||Detroit, Mich.||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Nov. 4||Columbus, Ohio||Schottenstein Center|
|Nov. 9||Philadelphia, Pa.||Wells Fargo Center|
|Nov. 10||Newark, N.J.||Prudential Center|
|Nov. 11||Boston, Mass.||TD Garden|
|Nov. 15||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center|
|Nov. 16||Pittsburgh, Pa.||Consol Energy Center|
|Nov. 17||Hartford, Conn.||XL Center|
|Nov. 18||Brooklyn, N.Y.||Barclays Center|
Tickets to the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be available through participating gymnastics clubs until the official public on-sale this summer. Tickets are currently offered in selected markets, with additional cities becoming accessible on a daily basis. Click here for links to ticket sales in select cities.
The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is produced by USA Gymnastics in partnership with AEG Facilities, Kellogg Company is the exclusive title sponsor and Hilton HHonors and Procter & Gamble are official supporting partners.
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