2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez is coming to SSGA on July 29

Dear South Shore Gymnastics Academy and Metro South Gymnastic Academy Gymnasts: A gymnastics superstar is coming to our gym! 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez will spend Saturday, July 29 at our gym! You have the opportunity to meet Laurie, win great prizes, and raise funds for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a global

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Special Olympics

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

What We Do

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.7 million athletes in 169 countries -- and over a million volunteers.

Get Involved

Special Olympics offers many ways to take part. There are short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities, the option of playing Unified Sports and to become a Special Olympics athlete.

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Final Chance to Double your Donations up to $500

Final Chance to Double your Donations up to $500  Special double opportunity: All on-line donations received from Friday, July 21 through Monday, July 24 at 11:59 pm, up to $500, will be automatically doubled!  Doubles will applied on Tuesday, July 25. For example: Raise $100 and get credit for $200. Raise $250 and get credit for $500.

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Final Chance to Attend a VIP Meet & Greet with Laurie Hernandez!

Final Chance to Attend a VIP Meet & Greet with Laurie Hernandez! Every youngster dreams of the opportunity to meet a sports hero. Here’s your chance to make a dream come true! Spend 15 minutes of private quality time with Laurie Hernandez! Besides being  world-class athlete, Laurie is a warm, genuine, delightful person – as

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Help Wanted: Greeters for Laurie Hernandez!

Help Wanted: Greeters for Laurie Hernandez! A superstar like Laurie deserves a grand welcome, and that’s what we’ll give her! Laurie’s arrival at SSGA will be a moment of high drama. All eyes will be upon her and cameras will be clicking as she emerges from her car, to be met by an exclusive welcoming committee, who

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Laurie Hernandez

About Laurie Hernandez

Who is… Laurie Hernandez Gymnastics Beginnings Lauren Hernandez was born on June 9, 2000 in New Brunswick, NJ. Her parents put their 5-year-old daughter in dance and ballet classes, but it wasn’t holding her attention—her parents had to bribe her with sugar cookies to make her go to class. One day, a more exhilarating sport

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Private Clinic with Laurie Hernandez

The top 30 overall fundraisers will get to participate in a 45-minute private gymnastic clinic with Laurie Hernandez.

Lunch with Laurie

How to attend lunch with Laurie Hernandez

The top 10 overall fundraisers will attend a private lunch with Laurie.

Register TODAY and raise $250 to spend a day with Laurie Hernandez at SSGA on Saturday, July 29! Register here