Knight Eady brings Alabama vs. Auburn Gymnastics meet to Huntsville
Rarely do gymnasts have the opportunity to compete on the Olympic-style podiums. Typically, a gymnast only has this experience at events such as the SEC Championship, NCAA Championship or the Olympics. Not only do the podiums provide better viewing for fans, but gymnasts love the elevated stage because it gives them more bounce and symbolizes a high-caliber competition. Podium competitions are a true elevated experience
Knight Eady introduced a new podium competition, Elevate the Stage, to the gymnastics community back in 2015 and has continued to grow this event over the past three years. Elevate began as a dual collegiate women's gymnastics meet featuring in-state rivals, Alabama and Auburn. As the event grew, Knight Eady wanted to extend the opportunity for this unique competition to club gymnasts as well.
Since 2015, gymnasts at every level have traveled to Birmingham for the chance to compete on the same podiums as the top gymnasts in the world. Additionally, these aspiring young gymnasts are able to watch their collegiate role models in a thrilling rivalry matchup in the same weekend. The positive response from the gymnasts, fans and city inspired us to take this unique event ans grow it nationwide.
This year, Knight Eady took Elevate the Stage across the country stopping in Reno, Nevada, Toledo, Ohio, Augusta, Georgia and Hoover, Alabama. The meets have featured top NCAA teams like, UCLA, Utah, Georgia, Washington and Stanford, as well as club teams from across the country. Some of the nation's top youth gymnasts competed in Elevate, and some even set records doing so!
Now, we are ecstatic to bring Elevate the Stage back to Alabama for our final Elevate the Stage meet of 2018! We are ending this series of meets right back where they started - in the state of Alabama with a collegiate meet between Alabama and Auburn.
Join us in Huntsville on March 9 at the Von Braun Center to catch these top programs and SEC rivals compete on an elevated stage. Our weekend-long competition also features club teams from across the region competing March 10-11.
As a part of our continued philanthropic partnerships started in Birmingham, children from Smile-A-Mile and Ronald McDonald House will be escorted onto the floor to sit with the gymnasts during the awards ceremony. Each child will be individually recognized for their participation in the event. This moment onstage is one of the most special moments of the event.
Whether you come for a night or join us for the whole weekend, we hope you will bring your families out to this awesome event!
Tickets to Elevate the Stage presented by the Huntsville Airport Authority on-sale now through Ticketmaster. For additional information or to purchase tickets, fans can visit www.elevatethestage.com/.
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