2004 Olympic all-around champion Carly Patterson visited the Chicago metropolitan area on July 13-14 to promote the 2011 CoverGirl Classic, scheduled for July 23 at the UIC Pavilion, located on the University of Illinois – Chicago campus. The CoverGirl Classic is the final qualifying event for junior and senior women’s elite gymnastics for the 2011 Visa Championships, gymnastics’ national championships. In addition to media availability, Patterson visited five local gym clubs.

Patterson spoke with aspiring gymnasts, signed autographs and posed for photos at the following gyms:

  • Legacy Elite Gymnastics
  • Wilmette Gymnastics
  • Viking Gymnastics
  • Elk Grove Gymnastics
  • Chicago Parks Department

Tickets for the CoverGirl Classic are currently on sale, and single session tickets became available on July 7. Single session tickets for the senior session are $20.50-$36, with junior session tickets ranging from $16-$26, plus applicable convenience fees. Also available are all-day tickets, which include admission to both the junior and senior elite sessions, for $32-$52, plus applicable convenience fees. An all-session ticket package, which provides access to both the elite and U.S. Challenge sessions, ranges from $49-$79, plus convenience fees. Ticket prices already include any facility fees. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. In recognition of Visa’s long-standing support of USA Gymnastics, we are proud to accept Visa. For more event and ticket information, visit www.covergirlclassic.com.