Local Olympic gymnast promotes GaitWay - Tucson News Now

Local Olympic gymnast promotes GaitWay

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • 'Neighbors' cast to visit UA

    'Neighbors' cast to visit UA

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:55:13 GMT
    Some funny guys are visiting the University of Arizona before their new movie hits theaters.Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA McLovin') and Jerrod Carmichael we be on campus on Thursday to promote
    Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA McLovin') and Jerrod Carmichael we be on campus on Thursday to promote their new movie "Neighbors."
  • Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

    Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:45:39 GMT
    A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
    A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
  • Car accident closes Silverbell at Sunset

    Car accident closes Silverbell at Sunset

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:28:48 GMT
    A car accident has closed Silverbell Road at Sunset Wednesday night, according to Pima County Sheriff's Office.  Tucson Electric Power has arrived on the scene, repairing power lines. They are working
    Tucson Electric Power is on the scene, repairing power lines. They are working to restore service during the closure.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A group of young gymnasts heard from one of the best in the business today and she just so happens to be from Tucson. Kerri Strug stopped by a local gym to give advice and promote a local cause.

It was at Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy near Wrightstown and Pantano where a crowd gathered. In the gym Kerri Strug inspired some and gave hope to others.

Strug became the face of the U.S. gymnastics team back in 1996 after nailing a vault with a bad ankle.

"To be known around the world as this young girl who persevered through an injury and could focus and do what she was supposed to do, in order to assist her team, was definitely one of the highlights of my life," Strug said.

Saturday Strug taught a class and talking to students about dealing with adversity on national gymnastics day. She was also helping GaitWay, a local nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities develop motor skills.

Corinne Perez was born with Cerebral palsy. She can't talk enough about how GaitWay has changed her life and made her more independent. Perez says she is so grateful to the gym for donating the proceeds from the event to GaitWay.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow