INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 14, 2012— Four-time 2008 Olympic medalist Shawn Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa, and her current Dancing with the Stars partner, Derek Hough, will be special guests at the Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions on Sept. 16 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The dancing duo, who is in the area to prepare for season 15 of Dancing with the Stars, will greet fans, sign autographs and enjoy the high-flying, dynamic experience that celebrates the sport’s beauty and skill by pairing elite gymnastics with modern performance art.
Johnson, who won the DWTS Mirror Ball trophy in 2009, returns to the popular show for the upcoming 15th season for the DWTS all-star show, where she will team up with Hough.
Tickets for the Tour may be purchased through the venues hosting the Kellogg’s Tour across the country. Ticket prices range from $25-$240 and vary by market and seat location. Platinum and Gold VIP Packages are available in most markets and include special athlete access and a commemorative gold medal. For a complete schedule and cast roster for the Kellogg’s Tour, visit www.KelloggsTour.com.
The Kellogg’s Tour’s star-studded cast includes members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team – The Fierce Five (Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber), Jake Dalton, Jonathan Horton, Steven Gluckstein, John Orozco, Savannah Vinsant, Julie Zetlin and Horton; 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, and 2008 Olympic silver medalists Horton, Chellsie Memmel and Alicia Sacramone; and World medalists Kristin Allen, Rebecca Bross, Steven Legendre, Alex Naddour, Michael Rodrigues, Sabrina Vega and Brandon Wynn. Due to athletes’ schedules and personal commitments, the cast will vary from stop to stop. 1996 Olympian John Macready and 2004 Olympian Mary Sanders are also part of the Kellogg’s Tour. The cast of gymnastics champions will be joined by local gymnasts at each tour stop.
During the Kellogg’s Tour, young fans can make their own great starts at the Kellogg’s Fitness and Nutrition Zone at each of the 40 tour stops. The zone will feature activities which will help increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular stamina. Kids can have fun and gain knowledge about the importance of fitness by participating in some of the same activities as their gymnastics idols. Fans can also learn about the athletes’ inspirational beginnings through a series of online "Start Story" videos that follow their journeys which can be viewed at Kelloggs.com/teamusa.
It also will be easy to follow your favorite gymnasts and the tour: online, kelloggstour.com; Facebook, USAGymnastics; and Twitter, #kelloggstour and @usagym. Visit Facebook.com/Kelloggs to find out more about the Power of Breakfast and find the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions stop nearest you.
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 Procter & Gamble, Hilton HHonors and AT&T are official supporting partners. American Athletic, Inc., and GK Elite are official suppliers.
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