Gliders Gymnastics Charity
The Glider Gymnastics Charity is a non-profit organization with the primary goal of improvement of training situations that will help to provide a facility for international- Olympic level gymnastics training. To include providing gymnastics training equipment, physical therapy, coaching for beginners to Olympic level athletes who are a member of the Glider amateur gymnastics team. The Charity’s declaration of purpose also includes the goal of increasing the amount and quality of gymnastics experiences for children under the age of 18 in the San Gabriel Valley.
This organization will also fund athletic experiences in Olympic gymnastics for children under the age of 18. These experiences will primarily include the enrollment into a gymnastics class and or a single gymnastics experience for the purpose of personal growth for the athlete. These athletes may include special needs children that may require specialized equipment and or instruction.
The Charity has a goal of helping young athletes receive college scholarships. The ability to receive a scholarship as a female gymnast in the United States is continuing to become a very competitive environment. Not only from within the United States but from the rest of the world. Many foreign athletes are now receiving gymnastics scholarships making it more difficult for a local gymnast to receive the golden ticket to a college. Glider Gymnastics Charity has and will continue to focus efforts on supporting these young athletes.
The Glider Charity has supported numerous athletes to include the following United States National team members. Allyse Ishino, Tabith Yim & Lauren Navarro.
Our Supported Athletes
|Brianna Alcantar||Southern Utah University|
|Aubree Rosa||University of Kentucky|
|Miyuki Matsune||Seattle Pacific University|
|Charlie Owens||Cal Berkeley|
|Rachel Schick||University of Kentucky|
• In 2004 the charity hosted a national competition the American Classic for the Women’s United States Elite program which was the first step to the qualification of the Olympic team.
• In 2005 the Charity hosted the Women’s Junior Olympic Gymnastics Championships with over 450 athletes. Both of these competitions were hosted at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California. This is amateur athletics at its best. It is a rare occasion that such a high level of gymnastics can be seen up close and personal.
• Each year the charity supports the Glider Gymnastics Invitational event by supporting both the athletes and coaches at this event.