Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy, Tucson, AZ
Two time Olympian and 1996 Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics celebrated National Gymnastics Day at Old Pueblo Gymnastics in Tucson. For more information, click here.
"... last night, some 13 years after your amazing accomplishment, you yet again proved why you are also a great American hero. Your eloquent and sincere expression of how you pursued and achieved your dream illustrated how determination and hard work form the basis for ongoing success in life."
I wanted to again thank you for participating last night at our holiday party.
Both last night after you left and today at the office virtually all day I was stopped by employee after employee. Their feedback unanimously confirmed that you were absolutely great and truly inspirational. You clearly made our party a great success.
Your 1996 performance will forever be one of the Olympics and competitive sports greatest moments. However, last night, some 13 years after your amazing accomplishment, you yet again proved why you are also a great American hero. Your eloquent and sincere expression of how you pursued and achieved your dream illustrated how determination and hard work form the basis for ongoing success in life.
- Marty Rosen
"... Like the true competitor she is, Kerri produced Olympic-sized results. As a spokesperson, she quickly learned all about our program and easily handled several full days of broadcast and print interviews..."
"In 2008, Kerri partnered with us to run the ING New York City Marathon and promote our company's charitable youth running and fitness program -- the ING Run for Something Better. All I can say is that we had an incredible time working together. Kerri is not only a consummate professional. But she's also a down-to-earth and all around fun person to be around. Like the true competitor she is, Kerri produced Olympic-sized results. As a spokesperson, she quickly learned all about our program and easily handled several full days of broadcast and print interviews. On the fundraising front, Kerri went above and beyond her obligations to us by getting her own family and friends to donate money to our program. And, as a premier athlete, Kerri trained for and successfully reached her goal of running the infamous 26.2 mile ING New York City Marathon course in under 4 hours! Don't let her size fool you. Kerri literally and figuratively gave us a 'Marathon-Sized' performance.
Simply put, Kerri 'gets it' when it comes to partnering with a corporate sponsor and supporting a worthy cause. She is well-spoken and passionate about her work and her beliefs, which makes her a convincing ambassador and a great role model for young people. We were proud to have her as part of Team ING Run for Something Better this year. And we'd welcome the chance to partner again with Kerri in the future."
- Joe Loparco
Director, External Communications, ING
"... [Kerri has] a genuine passion for what she presents..."
"Although small in stature, Kerri is larger than life. Her message of 'following your dreams' was appreciated and enjoyed by students and cruise line guests between the ages of 5 and 95. She has a genuine passion for what she presents, and her innate personality is infectious."
- Rick Spath
Cruise Director, Crystal Serenity
"I would not hesitate to recommend Kerri to any organization."
"Kerri Strug has been a steady, consistent and welcome addition to many functions I have organized. I have worked with accomplished athletes from every discipline, and I can say without hesitation that Kerri has been the most memorable and proficient. Her down-to-earth approach and good-hearted nature is apparent whether she is speaking to a group of children or adults many times her age. Grand opening, charity events, competitions or a simple note of encouragement to a young athlete were all handled with humility and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Kerri to any organization. I know they will not be disappointed. Additionally, I would consider myself fortunate to have her participate in any futures events I may coordinate."
- Rick Palumbo
President, Aerials Gymnastics Center
VP Special Events, United Sports
...[Kerri] clearly understands her impact as a role model and makes sure her visit here is memorable for the kids."
"Kerri is the ultimate VIP guest at Woodward West Gymnastics Camp; she interacts with our campers every chance she gets, clearly understands her impact as a role model, and makes sure her visit here is memorable for the kids. As a bonus, she is professional and easy to work with. We look forward to having Kerri here every summer as part of Woodward West's camp experience."
- Debbie Williams
Director, Woodward West
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