Tampa Hosts National Gymnastics Championship

Tampa Hosts National Gymnastics Championship

TAMPA, Fla. - The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Age Group National Gymnastics Championship takes place July 4-8, 2007 at the Tampa Convention Center, located at 333 S. Franklin St. Competition begins Thursday, July 5. More than 1,500 athletes from across the country are expected to compete. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the event.

On Wednesday, July 4, from noon to 3 p.m., all gymnasts and their families are invited to the 2007 Age Group Nationals Parade of Champions” rain or shine” while local krewes throw beads. Radio Disney’s Fun Squad will kick-off the festivities following the parade.

The Florida Sports Foundation has awarded a $14,000 grant to aid organizers in staging the AAU Age Group National Gymnastics Championships in Tampa.

For more information, please contact Tampa Parks and Recreation Gym and Dance at 813-231-5273 or visit our web site.