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USA Gymnastics has teamed up with the Indiana Pacers for USA Gymnastics Family Fun Night, Friday, April 8, at Conseco Fieldhouse when the Pacers take on the Atlanta Hawks. The men’s and women’s Indiana all-around state champions will be recognized during the game, along with 2008 Olympic silver-medalist and 2009 World all-around champion Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., who is the Honorary Captain for USA Gymnastics Family Fun Night.

The Pacers’ Practice Court will be the place to be before the game. Sloan will be on hand for autographs and photographs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the Indiana Pacers’ mascot Boomer will also make an appearance. In addition, kids will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about the importance of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Six fitness zones will be set up on the Practice Court, and each fitness zone will promote a gymnastics skill that involves strength, cardio or flexibility. The fitness zones will be staffed by several Indianapolis-area gymnastics clubs: Anderson Gymnastics, Dana Mannix Gymnastics Academy, Geist Sports Academy, Gymnastics Unlimited, Interactive Academy of Gymnastics, and Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center. The fitness activities will also include a nutrition zone, hosted by USA Gymnastics partner St. Vincent Sports Performance, that will provide health and nutrition tips to children who participate in the zone. Additionally, several elite athletes from Interactive Gymnastics Academy will give a trampoline and tumbling demonstration.

During halftime, Indiana’s 2011 all-around state champions for both men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics will be recognized on the court.

To join the fun, purchase your tickets to USA Gymnastics Family Fun Night today! Order tickets online at www.pacersgroups.com/gymnastics or contact Jackie Magnuson at 317-917-2839.