Hi everyone, I just got back from my trip from Indianapolis. This was a one day conference with 88 other State, Regional and National Volunteers. We listened to Kerry Perry our new president, as well as John Hewett, Mike Busby and others.
In a nutshell, it was amazing. After attending the conference, at the end of the day, all 88 of us approved the message below. There are still a lot of questions to be answered, but rest assured everyone at the National office is working non stop with all their heart to make this right.
Right now they need our love, support and enthusiasm to make the proper changes. Please read the statement below that is not the creation of the National office, but a statement of commitment from all of the 88 volunteers that were in attendance:
USA Gymnastics holds the highest standard of care for athletes and members.
We have the desire to rebuild and to move forward.
We have the opportunity right now, in the history of USA Gymnastics, in our sport, and in our country, to lead, saying, we are going to get it right. By doing that, we will honor our athletes who have been impacted and we will honor all USA Gymnastics members and participants, including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, parents, judges, and volunteers.
We will not be the organization that shuts the doors, changes the name, and puts a new face on the same institution.
At the end of the day, we have an opportunity to improve USA Gymnastics. We have an obligation to meet the challenge that has been set before us and to become a better organization. It is about sharing positive gymnastics stories and getting it right.
We will get it right.
Eighty-Eight Women’s Program USA Gymnastics National, Regional, and State leaders stood today to wholeheartedly support USA Gymnastics.