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Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation Going for Gold Gala with Nadia Comaneci

Oct 11 | Thu |
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ABOUT: The Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF), a not-for-profit organization that has provided free and low-cost quality gymnastics programs for more than 17,000 urban youth since 1996, is hosting their annual fundraising gala which will feature photo & interview opportunities with the above mentioned honorees along with dozens of supporting professional athletes, elected officials and WHGF board members, performances by the WHGF Competitive Team, a silent auction, and much more. The WHGF is committed to helping underserved youth achieve improved physi¬cal, emotional and mental health through the sport of gymnastics. In 2016, the Foundation expanded to Wendy’s hometown of Detroit and recently completed its second successful season of gymnastics pro-gramming. If you are unable to attend the event, you may still make a contribution through the donation page or by mailing your donation to the WHGF office at: Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, 550 West 155th Street, New York, NY 10032

WHO: Wendy Hilliard, Founder WHGF, Hall of Fame rhythmic gymnast and the first African-American to represent the US in international competition; Nadia Comaneci, five-time Olympic Gold medalist and first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10.0 at the Olympic Games; Bart Conner, two-time Olympic Gold medalist on US men's gymnastics team at 1984 Summer Olympic Games; Bruno Klaus, US Gymnastics Hall of Fame member, Founder of International Gymnastics Camp; Simon M. Lorne, Vice Chairman & Chief Legal officer, Millennium Management; Donna DeVarona, Olympic Gold medalist in Swimming, 1964; Camille Duvall, five-time World Champion Water Skier; Kym Hampton, WNBA All-Star 1999; Niahlah Hope, WHGF alumna, stunt double for Lupita Nyongo in Black Panther; Phaidra Knight, USA Rugby's Player of the Decade 2010; Gail Marquis, played for USA Basketball National Team in 1976 Olympics; Dawn Riley, first woman to manage an America’s Cup syndicate, the first American to sail in three America’s Cups; Collette Smith, New York Jets’ first female coach; Audrey Smaltz, Fashion and Cultural Icon; Rose Voisk, competed in rhythmic gymnastics in 1948 Summer Olympics; Peter Westbrook, Olympic and Pan American Games medalist in Fencing.

CONTACT INFORMATION: PHONE: 212.316.0315 EMAIL: [email protected]

Venue: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER: OCEAN ODYSSEY

226 West 44th Street Map