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USA Gymnastics Special Olympics Championships

WHEN: May 4-5, 2013
WHERE: Cobb County Gymnastics Center
542 Fairground St. SE
Marietta, Georgia 30060
WHAT: An open gymnastics competition for athletes with disabilities and unified partners.
LOCAL HOSTS: Chattooga Gymnastics, Special Olympics Georgia, and Cobb County Special Olympics Gymnastics Team
EVENTS OFFERED: Rhythmic Gymnastics (Individual, Group, Unified), Artistic Gymnastics (Men, Women, Unified), Team Gym
COMPETITION DIRECTOR: Cindy Bickman; cbickman@earthlink.net
SANCTIONED BY: USA Gymnastics and Special Olympics North America
REQUIREMENTS: All TeamGym competitors must have a current USA Gymnastics introductory or full athlete membership. Artistic and rhythmic gymnastics competitors must have a current medical and release on file with their Program office (local/state/provincial/national). Unified partners for artistic and rhythmic gymnastics must have a Unified Partner Participation form on file with their Program office. Coaches must submit a signed confirmation letter from the program office with each entry. Coaches with athletes competing in Team Gym must have a USA Gymnastics Professional Membership.
COMPETITION FORMAT:
  • RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS - Levels A, B, 1, 2, 3, and 4 will follow Special Olympics Rules for competition and awards. Athletes may enter 1 group routine in addition to individual competition, or may choose to enter Group only and can compete in two routines. Unified is offered for all levels of individual and group.
  • ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS (men & women) - Levels A, B, 1, 2, 3, and 4 will follow Special Olympics Rules for competition and awards. Unified is offered for all levels.
  • TEAM GYM - Follows USA Gymnastics rules for competition and awards.
  • GALA - At the end of the competition on Saturday May 4th, all teams are invited to perform an exhibition routine in the Gala (3 minute maximum).
ENTRIES: Click here for the entry form
Athletes may enter two of the three disciplines (Rhythmic, Artistic, Team Gym)
BANQUET: A banquet and dance will be held Saturday evening at no cost to competing athletes and their coaches. Additional banquet tickets may be purchased for $12.00. An RSVP form for the banquet will be sent with your entry confirmation.
T-SHIRTS: All competitors and one coach per team will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $16 (pre-orders only). Please send additional orders with your entry form.
HOST HOTEL: National Travel Systems can assist booking the host hotel at a discounted group rate. Click here to make reservations.

Hampton Marietta
$74.00 + tax per night
455 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067

TRANSPORTATION: You will need to rent a car or organize you own travel arrangements if you are flying into the Atlanta airport.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Cindy Bickman; cbickman@earthlink.net

Photos from the 2012 USA Gymnastics Special Olympics Championships


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