INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 18, 2010 – USA Gymnastics today announced that International Gymnastics Camp of Stroudsburg, Pa., is an event sponsor of the 2010 Visa Championships, Aug. 10-14, in Hartford, Conn. IGC will be the exclusive summer gymnastics camp identified as an event partner for the Visa Championships, which are the national championships for USA Gymnastics.
“IGC has been a valuable member of the gymnastics community for many years, and this increased involvement is an extension of the commitment that IGC and the Klaus family have to growing the sport,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Event partners like IGC are important for the overall success of the championships, and we are glad to have them on board in Hartford.”
This event partnership is an expansion of a long-time relationship between IGC and USA Gymnastics, which includes advertising in USA Gymnastics and Technique magazines, and past support at major events, including the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show and the Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon.
“We view this support as another way we can contribute to the success of our country’s top gymnasts,” said Brent Klaus, CEO of International Gymnastics Camps. “USA Gymnastics has grown the Visa Championships into a premier event, and we are proud to be the first summer gymnastics camp to become an official event partner.”
Located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, International Gymnastics Camp combines premier gymnastics training and exceptional recreation activities to create the ultimate summer gymnastics camp experience. IGC campers range in age from 7 to 17 and from beginner to advanced gymnasts. The camp was founded by Bruno and Cheryl Klaus and has evolved into one of the finest gymnastics training facilities in the world. It has a 100-acre facility created exclusively for gymnasts; five state-of-the-art, air-conditioned gyms; and a professional, knowledgeable and caring staff. For more information, go to www.internationalgymnastics.com.
Background on the Visa Championships
In 2010, the Visa Championships visit Connecticut for the first time. The event features four of USA Gymnastics’ competitive disciplines – men’s and women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling. The Visa Championships determine the U.S. champions and the national team for each discipline for both the junior and senior elite levels. NBC Sports and Universal Sports will broadcast and webcast the action from the men’s and women’s gymnastics competitions.
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster by phone at 800-745-3000; online at www.ticketmaster.com; at all Ticketmaster outlets; at the XL Center Ticket Office; at the University of Hartford Ticket Office; or through participating area gymnastics clubs. Men’s and women’s gymnastics will be held at the XL Center, with rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling scheduled for the University of Hartford’s Chase Arena at the Reich Family Pavilion. Visa is the only card accepted for the 2010 Visa Championships.
The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show, held in conjunction with the Visa Championships, will be conducted at the Connecticut Convention Center. The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is the annual gathering of professional members that offers educational and business sessions, a large exhibitor’s hall and other business and educational opportunities.