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THIS FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
U.S. OLYMPIC CHAMPION GABRIELLE DOUGLAS IN DOWNTOWN HARTFORD FOR ?PUBLIC EVENT TO “RENAME” TRUMBULL ST. TO “TUMBLE STREET” & “UNVEIL” GIANT BANNERS & SIGNAGE FOR UPCOMING “P&G GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS”
What: As part of gearing up for the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, Downtown Hartford will rename Trumbull Street to “Tumble Street” at a public ceremony. As the crowd counts down, a new “Tumble Street” street sign and a giant banner on the arch above the Pratt Street arch will be unveiled. ?Giant signage in the XL Center’s storefront windows also will be on display. Girls and boys from local gymnastics club will “tumble” down the sidewalk.
Public event is free – all are welcome.
When: Friday, July 19 – 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Outside the front of the XL Center on Trumbull St. (at Pratt St.) in Hartford, Conn.
Who: Speakers include:
- 2012 Olympic Team and All-Around Champion Gabrielle Douglas;
- Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra;
- Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s Director of Sports Marketing Curt Jensen; and
- Tumbling boys and girls from a local gymnastics club.
About: The 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, USA Gymnastics’ premier annual event, will take place at the XL Center on August 15-18, 2013. The four-day event will showcase the country’s top male and female gymnasts vying for the coveted title of U.S. champion. Performances determine the make-up of the U.S. National Team and may be a factor in selecting the U.S. Team for international events, including the World Championships.
For more information, visit www.usagym.org. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Leslie King, USA Gymnastics, 317-829-5656(w), 317-363-4574(c), firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Glynn, XL Center, 860-541-4745(w), 203-376-4928(c), email@example.com
Laura Soll, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, 860-688-4499(w), 860-833-4466(c),
Ed Main, Ed Main PR, 817-808-4098(c) firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Hirnisey, USA Gymnastics, 317-829-5666(w), 317-716-8353(c), email@example.com