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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Fundraising for the top 10 and top 30 is over!

Fundraising for the top 10 and top 30 is over! See you Saturday!


FUNDRAISING ENDS TONIGHT AT 11:59 pm Please note that donations may take several minutes to post. If you’re donating for the top 10 and top 30, don’t wait until the last minute! The contest tracker automatically stops taking contest donations at 11:59:59. Donations received after the deadline will be credited to the fundraiser’s account but not

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You Can Be the Laurie Hernandez Hand Stand Champion!

You Can Be the Laurie Hernandez Hand Stand Champion! During Laurie’s visit to SSGA Gymnastics this Saturday Laurie will crown a handstand CHAMPION! To enter the handstand contest, raise just $25 TODAY, Tuesday, July 25. Guess who will serve as the contest cheerleader, coach, and motivator? Laurie Hernandez! And, Laurie will present a replica gold

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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