Food brand produces Tour of Gymnastics Champions
Members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team are coming to downtown next month as part of a 36-city celebration tour produced by a local food brand.
The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions kicks off on Sept. 15, in Spokane, Washington and will conclude on Nov. 13 in Boston.
The tour will visit Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Oct. 16.
The tour features the biggest names in the sport, including three Olympic all-around champions, medalists from three Olympic teams and a number of other gymnastics Olympians.
Several 2016 U.S. Olympians are participating in the tour: “The Final Five”: Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman; men's gymnasts: Chris Brooks, Jake Dalton, Danell Leyva, Sam Mikulak and Alex Naddour; rhythmic gymnasts: Kiana Eide, Monica Rokhman, Jennifer Rokhman, Kristen Shaldybin and Laura Zeng; and trampoline gymnasts: Nicole Ahsinger and Logan Dooley.
Due to the athletes' schedules and personal commitments, the lineup of gymnasts will vary from stop to stop.
Local gymnasts will also join the tour at each stop.
"These amazing athletes have shown us that each day is a new opportunity to achieve our goals and that everyday motivations can help lead us to success — regardless of whether you're a world-class Olympian or a working mom raising her kids," said Kristin Wesolowski, director of promotions, Kellogg Morning Foods.
During the Kellogg's tour, young fans can enter the Kellogg's Fitness and Nutrition Zone.
The zone will feature activities that teach strength, flexibility and cardio to kids in a “fun and engaging way,” while offering knowledge on the importance of fitness.
Tickets for all 36 tour stops are on sale online.
Ticket prices range from $29 to $299 and vary by market and seat location.
Platinum and VIP packages are available in all markets and include Olympian experiences.