The Pink Invitational nonprofit organization, West Chester, Pa., announced on Dec. 7, the launch of their Gymnasts Unite Grant program created to assist female gymnasts who have an immediate family member that has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The grant was developed to ease the emotional and financial burden experienced by gymnasts and their families as they battle the disease. The Pink Invitational may award up to three $1,000 grants annually to USA Gymnastics women’s artistic members, or former members, who qualify.

In February, the inaugural Pink Invitational~Gymnasts Unite competition was held to benefit women with breast cancer. The event was met with such overwhelming support from the local and gymnastics communities that the Pink Invitational nonprofit organization was founded to further develop and fulfill outreach opportunities and objectives. Gymnasts remain a primary focus for the Pink Invitational, particularly in the areas of education and family support.

The Gymnasts Unite Grant information and application can be found on the Pink Invitational website at: Select the Gymnasts Unite Grant link to view and download the documents. We welcome all qualifying gymnasts to submit an application by January 22, 2010. The recipients will be notified by mail and announced at the 2010 Pink Invitational~Gymnasts Unite meet, hosted by AJS Pancott Gymnastics and held on February 26-28 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. For more details about how you can get involved or to make a donation, please contact us at [email protected].

Sue Weldon, 610-322-9552
Julie Hillhouse, 484-431-6776