Please sign this petition.
target: The Temple University Board of Trustees
The Temple University Board of Trustees has recently announced that they will no longer be funding several sports programs, one being men’s gymnastics. Temple gymnastics has been a pillar to Temple University with it’s academic and athletic excellence. We have produced national champions, world team members, and Olympians since our inaugural season. Please help us SAVE OUR SPORT!
NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS ALUMNI on Facebook:
This is an Open Letter to Temple University, The Gymnastics Community, and Sports World:
Gymnastics is one of the most watched sports during the Olympics world wide. Including Temple University, there are only 17 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics programs in the entire nation. This means that any gymnast who can even make it onto a collegiate team is one of the most elite athletes in the nation. And these are also the gymnasts who go on to represent the United States of America at international competitions, including the Olympics.
Discontinuing funding of any NCAA Men’s Gymnastics program will be not only a major loss to the university, but to the entire national gymnastics community. I had to fight to keep the University of Illinois at Chicago Men’s Gymnastics program from being cut and I will fight just as hard to save Men’s Gymnastics Team at Temple University. Losing Temple gymnastics will cause a domino effect of problems throughout NCAA gymnastics that I am not willing to see happen. The Temple Athletic Director and University President need to understand that not only will they be taking away opportunities from students athletes at their own school but also at schools around the entire ECAC and NCAA.
To the Freddy and the men of Temple Gymnastics:
You have always been fierce competitors on the competition floor, yet gracious hosts to the City of Brotherly Love. I know the rivalry that stood between us also drove us all to be better gymnasts, letting us reach new levels in our sport. However, there is no place for rivalry when it comes to saving our sport. I am all in. I will do everything I can to rally the troops and stand beside Temple Gymnastics in the fight to save this program.
To those reading this:
Sign the petition and then be ready to fight! This is a call to arms to support our brothers in sport.
University of Illinois at Chicago 2006-2010
from December 1994, the last time Temple threatened to cancel Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics.
The article was linked by the Save Temple Men’s Gymnastics’s Page.