On Saturday, September 17, 20,478 gymnasts and other participants from across the country stood on their hands at 1 p.m. EDT to break a world record for most handstands performed simultaneously.
Not only was the goal to bring the title back to the United States, but it was to promote National Gymnastics Day, a day designated to build awareness of the sport and raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an organization that helps local hospitals by supporting research and training, purchasing equipment and paying for uncompensated care.
Locally, Airborne Gymnastics had over 65 participants stand on their hands for gymnastics and charity. To help Children’s Miracle Network, Airborne asked each person to donate $5 to the cause. Airborne matched every $250 raised and, at the end of the day, the gym raised $1,016 for CMN.
For more information on the record-breaking handstand visit http://www.usagym.org/pages/post.html?PostID=8585&prog=. To learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals visit www.CMNHospitals.org.