Attention Region 6: Our help is needed to save Temple University Gymnastics!!!
The athletic department at Temple University announced that men's gymnastics would be cut from the competitive program following the 2013-14 competitive season. To help support the Temple University men's gymnastics team, sign the Save Temple Men's Gymnastics petition.
The Temple men's gymnastics team won the 2013 ECAC conference title and has a long tradition of excellence, including producing three U.S. Olympic team members: Chet Phillips (1936), Bob Stout (1952) and Dominick Minicucci (1992). The program, which is in its 88th season, has had the highest team grade point average of any Temple University sports team the past three years.
For Region 6 and gymnastics on the east coast, Temple Univeristy's program is essential. This program gives competetive Junior Olympic athletes a goal to strive for. It is difficult to portray the rewards of participating in gymnastics to young high school aged athletes if the goals are being taken away. Athletes and families who may look towards gymnastics as a stepping stone towards achieving their undergraduate education and gymnastics goals, may reconsider participating in our sport. There needs to be a gymnastics outlet for these athletes to aspire towards. College gymnastics programs like Temple Univeristy's are critical to the maintainance and growth or our sport.
Click on this link, if you would like to purchase a Save Temple Gymnastics t-shirt or other items that will support Temple Gymnastics' cause. All procedes will go toward the gymnastics program.
We need to come together as gymnasts and do something positive for Temple University men's gymnastics and the overall state of men's gymnastics in our country.
It is difficult for an old UMass Gymnast to say this but...
Go Region 6. Sleepers...