TOLEDO YMCA SELECTED TO HOST

2018 YMCA NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 17, 2017
TOLEDO YMCA SELECTED TO HOST 2018 YMCA NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Event to bring an estimated 7,500 visitors to downtown Toledo 

02/16/2017 - TOLEDO, OH – The YMCA of Greater Toledo has been awarded the bid to host the 2018 YMCA of The USA National Gymnastics Championships to be held June 28-30 next year.  Nearly 2000 gymnasts ages 5-18 will attend the four-day event, bringing millions of dollars in economic impact to our community.  

The Toledo YMCA was chosen by the YMCA of the USA to host next year’s event based on the successes of four prior tournaments in 1992, 1996, 2001 and 2011.  In addition, Toledo’s central United States location and its outstanding amenities and accommodations offer a convenient and unique experience for visiting families. 

“We are thrilled knowing the National Y has confidence in the YMCA of Greater Toledo, our Gymcat Parents Association, lead organizer Casey Koenig, and our community to approach us with this honor,” said Brad Toft, YMCA President and CEO.

The opening ceremony for the gymnastics championships will be held on June 27, 2018 at a location to be determined. The 2011 Opening Ceremonies, held at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo, featured appearances by Olympians Peter Vidmar and John Roethlisberger, with over 5000 athletes, coaches, families, and fans in attendance.

The Gymcats are based out of the YMCA Gymnastics Center in Perrysburg, Ohio and will compete at the 2017 National Championships in Savannah, Georgia.