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Special Olympics Joins T.J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions
Team T.J. Maxx athletes from each city will play an active role in Tour shows, demonstrating gymnastics and distributing Special Olympics information to spectators. Special Olympics athletes have performed in USA Gymnastics' tours since 2000.
"This is a wonderful way to showcase these talented Special Olympic athletes,” said Wendy Lohr, Manager of Event Marketing for T.J. Maxx. "When you see how hard they've worked on their skills and how proud they are to perform in front of such a large crowd, you can't help but feel inspired.”
A generous contribution from T.J. Maxx will be donated to Special Olympics branches in each of the local tour markets.
"Special Olympics athletes are equally capable of perfect 10 performances,” said USA Gymnastics President Bob Colarossi. "We hope their participation in the T.J. Maxx Tour will give America a glimpse of the abilities associated with this gifted and unique population."
The 2004 T.J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions, featuring members of the men's and women's 2004 Olympic Teams and 2003 World Championships Team, is planned for late September through November. Tickets are on sale now for the T.J. Maxx Tour through arena box offices and other area outlets in 36 cities, and will be on sale soon in Indianapolis and Los Angeles.
- A complete tour schedule is available on: www.specialolympics.org