AGF is accepting 2019 athlete assistant grant applications through February 15
posted on 01/27/2019

INDIANAPOLIS, January 27, 2019 - The Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation (AGF) is accepting applications for 2019 Athlete Assistance Grants through Feb. 15, 2019. The AGF established the grant program in 2016 to provide financial support to U.S. acrobatic gymnasts through needs-based financial assistance. Since 2016, 31 athletes ranging from Level 6 through the U.S. Senior National Team have received a total of $29,500 to help fund training, competition and travel expenses.

“Our community continues to show its resilience and passion for the sport, and this year is no exception,” said Kristin Allen, an acrobatic gymnastics World champion and AGF founder. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to directly help acrobatic athletes in a bigger way than ever before.”

The Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation continues to meaningfully help acrobatic athletes to realize their competitive dreams,” said Ryan Ward, the director for acrobatic gymnastics USA Gymnastics. “USA Gymnastics looks forward to continuing to work with the AGF and appreciates the support to provides to U.S. acrobatic gymnasts.”

For further information about the 2019 Athlete Assistance Grant program and to apply, go to www.iheartacro.org. Applications must be received by end of business on Friday, February 15, 2019.

The Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is the only national non-profit organization focused on acrobatic gymnastics. Funds are raised through several AGF programs, including the popular #iheartacro Bash held during the USA Gymnastics Championships; private donations; the sale of #iheartacro merchandise; and the Friends of the Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation program. AGF’s mission is to support athletes, build the acro community, and raise awareness of acrobatic gymnastics. The foundation has a Facebook page, and to learn more about AGF and/or support its activities, go to iheartacro.org.