Help Cal men's gymnastics cross finish line for reinstatement
posted on 04/19/2011

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Cal Gymnastics Forever is more than halfway to the $4 million needed to reinstate men's gymnastics at the University of California, Berkeley. By pulling together, we can help them cross the finish line by pledging funds or extending an existing pledge to eight years. The university previously limited pledges to five years, but the athletic director recently announced pledges for up to eight years would be accepted. The other four sports that were slated for cancellation have already been reinstated, and men's gymnastics needs to be added to that list. All the affected teams want to "Keep The Five Alive."

The Cal Bears showed their determination and dedication at the 2011 NCAA Gymnastics Championships, where the team finished fourth and Christian Monteclaro won the vault silver medal. Six Cal gymnasts qualified to five event finals, with three also competing in the all-around and finishing in the top 10.

What can you do to help?
Cal Gymnastics Forever has already raised more than $2.3 million in pledges, and the University has asked for $4 million by the end of April.

Those who have already pledged support can extend their pledge to eight years, and if you have been waiting to make a commitment, now's the time. Every pledge is important and can make a difference. Cal Gymnastics Forever is grateful for the overwhelming support already demonstrated, and if you have already pledged your maximum, Cal Gymnastics Forever again extends its thanks.

But if you have not already pledged, or if you can increase and/or extend your pledge, please do so now. This is an opportunity to be a part of the solution, and time is of the essence. Please pledge your support today.

How to make or extend your pledge

  • If want to extend your existing pledge to help save Cal Men's Gymnastics, simply send an email to that effect to calmensgymnastics@gmail.com
  • If you want to make a new pledge, just print, complete, sign and return the linked Pledge Letter.