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Mobile to Host USA Gymnastics Event

21 Apr, 2017


The Mobile Sports Authority, in conjunction with Planet Gymnastics, a Mobile-based gymnastics studio producing top-level athletes, and with Visit Mobile will host the 2017 USA Gymnastics Region 8 Championships for Levels 6, 7, and 8. The competition will take place in the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center in downtown Mobile, April 21-23.  The event is expected to be nearly double in size when compared to the 2017 Alabama State Optional Meet held in Mobile last month. It is anticipated that this three-day competition will attract over 1,000 young athletes from eight southeastern states (AL, FL, GA, MS, LA, NC, SC & TN) which comprise Region 8. With 250 gyms being represented in this competition, approximately 600 coaches will also be making their way to Mobile in efforts to assist their teams as they compete for the ultimate championship in their respective levels.

The 2017 USA Gymnastics Region 8 Championship Meet Presented by the Mobile Sports Authority is scheduled to begin at noon on Friday April 21st and will conclude Sunday, April 23rd, mid-afternoon. The competing athletes will be challenged with four apparatus - beam, bars, floor and vault -  and the public is welcome to come check out the action! Please visit www.usagym.org for more information on the weekend's events. The full schedule can be found on www.region8gymnastics.org (for meet times, please check the online schedule as it is subject to change).

Admission: Daily $15 adults, $10 seniors & children (5 and under are free); 2-day pass $25 adults, $20 seniors & children; 3-day pass $35 adults, $30 seniors & children (ages are 6-18 for children and 62+ for seniors). 

About USA Gymnastics: Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the National Governing Body (NGB) for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and group gymnastics. For more complete information, log on to www.usagym.org.

About The Mobile Sports Authority: The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting, hosting, managing and supporting sporting events. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit www.mobilesportsauthority.com.

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