More than 4,000 gymnasts to compete June 22-25, 2010
June 17, 2010 (San Diego). – From June 22 - 25, 2010, the East County Family YMCA will host more than 4000 gymnasts and their families at the 2010 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. The Cameron Family YMCA in East County has been home to the most highly regarded YMCA gymnastics program in the country for over 25 years.
Because of the large size, this event will be held at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, in San Diego. Competitions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23–25. Full schedule: www.ymcanationals2010.org.
“It’s been ten years since we last hosted this spectacular event and now it has become the largest gymnastics competition of its kind,” said Debby Lenz, associate executive director, Cameron Family YMCA. “The East County Family’s gymnastics program has helped to bring valuable resources and opportunities to our community through events like these.”
Boy’s and Girl’s teams, ages 5 – 18, will compete in three days of events. Participation in this competition requires that each child qualifies by high all-around scores throughout the year. Female gymnasts are compete on all four events; bars, beam, vault and floor. Male gymnasts compete in six events: bars, beam, floor, vault, pommel horse and rings.
Opening Ceremonies will be held at Sea World on Wed., June 21 within Shamu’s Stadium. The ceremony will include keynote speaker Lindy Fordem Donahue. Donahue is a former YMCA gymnastics team member and instructor now living out her lifelong dream as a member of the Killer Whale Training Team at Sea World in San Diego.
Event sponsorships, individual spectator day passes and 3-day spectator passes are still available. Daily ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for kids. Funds raised from the event will help to make resources available for all YMCA programs that build strong kids, families and communities throughout the East County of San Diego.
For more information visit www.ymcanationals2010.org or contact Debby Lenz, Associate Executive Director, Cameron Family YMCA at (619) 449-9622 ext. 1110.
This year’s sponsors include: Sea World, Alpha Factor, Sprouts, ASI Hastings Heating and Air, and McDonalds.
The East County Family YMCA, a not-for-profit organization, operates the John A. Davis Family YMCA in La Mesa and the Cameron Family YMCA in Santee, as well as the McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego. For more information, please visit www.eastcounty.ymca.org.