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WHEREAS, clubs across the nation annually celebrate National Gymnastics Day to showcase the sport of gymnastics and to encourage and promote physical fitness; and

WHEREAS, gymnastics provides a foundation for increasing strength, flexibility and fitness, and also for building life skills, enhancing self-esteem and goal-setting abilities; and

WHEREAS, on National Gymnastics Day, gymnastics clubs around the Silver State and across the nation work to share the sport with our communities and encourage participation at the grassroots level; and

WHEREAS, Gymnastics Day is a way promote the sport of gymnastics globally and on this day clubs are encouraged to create activities centered on gymnastics as a means fitness, education, diversity and inclusion; and

WHEREAS, grants awarded to clubs for National Gymnastics Day support growth and inclusion through events and initiatives as well as scholarships to athletes in need of financial assistance to remain active in the sport;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 17, 2016

 GYMNASTICS DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Cadence Matijevich