Team USA Olympic champions take gymnastics on the road
For those of us glued to the TV for every vault and flip on the floor, but couldn’t make the trip to Brazil, fear not. The Team USA gymnasts who captivated the world with flawless routines at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics may be coming to a city near you.
The Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions kicks off a 36-city tour on Sept. 15 in Spokane, Wash. Members of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will kick off the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions on Sept. 15. The country wide tour runs through Nov. 13 and will make stops in cities big and small across the United States.
“This is going to be the best show we have ever produced,” USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny said. “We will celebrate our athletes’ success in Rio, as well as what gymnastics means to kids and fans of all ages. This will be a special opportunity for fans across America to see the USA’s best-known and well-loved gymnasts.”
Members of the Final Five including Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas are expected to participate. Nastia Liukin, who won the gold medal in the all-around gymnastics competition at the 2008 Olympics also will participate, as will 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Jordyn Wieber. Members of the Team USA men’s gymnastics team will also be featured.
“The stars of USA Gymnastics started every morning with a dream, hitting the gym and working to achieve their full potential. They have inspired and delighted fans with their hard work and dazzling performances,” said Jeremy Harper, senior director of marketing for Kellogg Morning Foods. “As an official sponsor, Kellogg’s is proud to help bring this incredible showcase to communities around the country. Maybe we’ll help inspire future gymnasts to start their own Olympic journey.”
VIP Packages are available and include Pre-Show Olympian Chalk Talk and a Post-Show Autograph Session. Platinum tickets are also available and include a Pre-Show Olympian Chalk Talk. These offers are available for every show, but are very limited. Tickets range from $29 to $299. For a list of tour cites and ticket information, visit www.kelloggstour.com.