A special reception for the opening of the Gymnastics Showcase at the Art of the Olympiansâ€™ Al Oerter Center for Excellence will feature Seven-Time Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller. Admission is free and open to the public.
Online PR News – 11-September-2010 – – America's Most Decorated Gymnast Shannon Miller will be the featured guest at Art of the Olympians' (AOTO) special reception on Friday, September 17 from 5-8 PM to celebrate the opening of the Gymnastics Showcase in the Sports Experience Gallery at the AOTO Al Oerter Center for Excellence at 1300 Hendry St., Fort Myers, Fla. Admission to the reception is free of charge and open to the public.
Art of the Olympian (AOTO) is offering a sneak peak of their newest exhibit Gymnastics Showcase, which features a historic, modern, and cultural look at the sport of Gymnastics through uniforms, equipment and Olympic memorabilia.
Gymnastics is a sport celebrated and played by men and women both recreationally and competitively with more than 5 million of participants in the United States. In fact, womenâ€™s gymnastics is the highest rated sport among adults 18-49. Common disciplines include menâ€™s and womenâ€™s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling and acrobatic gymnastics.
Through the collaborative efforts of Art of the Olympians, Shannon Miller Lifestyle, Tropical Twisters Gymnastics, and USA Gymnastics, the Gymnastics Showcase will present guests an opportunity to learn about the evolution of gymnastics. The exhibit will be on display at the Al Oerter Center of Excellence until October 16, 2010.
Seven-Time Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller recently launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women and hosts the weekly call-in radio show â€śShannon Miller Lifestyle Radio presented by St. Vincent's HealthCare,â€ť which is dedicated to health and fitness for women. Miller continues traveling the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children. Shannon and her husband welcomed their first child John â€śRoccoâ€ť on October 28, 2009.
Shannon Miller is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time Gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice (Individual 2006 and Team 2008). Among her career highlights, she has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals, over half of which are Gold. She is the only US gymnast to win two World All-Around Titles. Her tally of five medals (two Silver, three Bronze) at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain was the most medals won by a US athlete. At the 1996 Games in Atlanta, GA, she led the â€śMagnificent Sevenâ€ť to the US Womenâ€™s first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured Gold on the balance beam.
Art of the Olympians (AOTO) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, dedicated to inspiring creativity and stimulating change through an international program of art, education and outreach initiatives. By introducing an individual, particularly youth, to the ancient Olympic ideals of excellence in mind, body and spirit, AOTO aims to enhance the relationship between athletics and aesthetics. The discipline, dedication and passion born and cultivated in an athleteâ€™s physical training stimulates a desire for creativity.
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