This Wednesday, one of our Customer Service Reps and I will be heading to St. Paul, Minnesota for the 2011 USA Gymnastics Congress and Trade Show. Held in conjuction with the Visa Championships, these events really do turn the town into “gymnastics central.”
Last year, the event was in Hartford, and highlights included watching the final men’s competition at the Visa Championships, as well as saying hello to the Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin.
I can’t say for certain if we’ll bump into any stars this week, but I know we’re excited to meet our customers and show off some new medals as well as our new custom dog tags. Maybe we’ll see you there!
Next week, I’ll be driving down to Hartford, Conn. for the 2010 USA Gymnastics Congress & Trade Show. Held in conjunction with the competitive Visa Championships, Congress is three-day (Thursday-Saturday) mix of educational sessions, guest speakers, shopping, and even a Hall of Fame induction complete with Olympic medal winning inductees.
I’m excited to show visitors many of the brand new awards Hodges Badge has to offer for gymnastics, cheer and dance. The medals, plaques and trophies are so new that I can’t even show them to you yet- watch for the 2011 Athletic catalog mailing next week, or click here to request one.
There’s also the Mega Raffle- where industry suppliers have banded together to offer over $65,000 in prizes. No individual winner gets a prize valued at less than $2000. We’ve thrown four $250 Hodges gift certificates into the mix.
Are you heading to Congress? Let me know in the comments.