The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio created countless memorable moments. The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team, dubbed the “Final Five,” captured the hearts of thousands across the country as they won nine medals– the most won in a single games by a U.S. women’s gymnastics team.
Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian walked away with a team gold, gold and silver on floor, silver and bronze on beam and silver on uneven bars. This month they will embark on a tour to showcase their athleticism and grace across the United States.
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.
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.
Sept. 15 – Spokane, Wash./Spokane Arena (Thursday)
Sept. 16 – Seattle, Wash./KeyArena (Friday)
Sept. 18 – San Jose, Calif./SAP Center (Sunday)
Sept. 22 – Glendale, Ariz./Gila River Arena (Thursday)
Sept. 24 – Los Angeles/STAPLES Center (Saturday)*
Sept. 29 – Dallas, Texas/American Airlines Center (Thursday)
Sept. 30 – Houston/Toyota Center (Friday)
Oct. 1 – San Antonio, Texas/AT&T Center (Saturday)
Oct. 2 – Lubbock, Texas/United Supermarkets Arena (Sunday)
Oct. 5 – Little Rock, Ark./Verizon Arena (Wednesday)
Oct. 6 – St. Louis, Mo./Chaifetz Arena (Thursday)
Oct. 7 – Kansas City, Mo./Sprint Center (Friday)
Oct. 8 – Omaha, Neb./CenturyLink Center (Saturday)
Oct. 9 – Minneapolis/Target Center (Sunday)
Oct. 13 – Chicago/United Center (Thursday)
Oct. 14 – Milwaukee, Wis./BMO Harris Bradley Center (Friday)
Oct. 15 – Indianapolis/Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Saturday)
Oct. 16 – Grand Rapids, Mich./Van Andel Arena (Sunday)
Oct. 19 – Cleveland, Ohio/Wolstein Center (Wednesday)
Oct. 20 – Auburn Hills, Mich./Palace of Auburn Hills (Thursday)
Oct. 21 – Cincinnati, Ohio/U.S. Bank Arena (Friday)
Oct. 22 – Columbus, Ohio/Nationwide Arena (Saturday)
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, Pa./CONSOL Energy Center (Sunday)
Oct. 25 – Hershey, Pa./Giant Center (Tuesday)
Oct. 27 – Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Coliseum (Thursday)
Oct. 28 – Charlotte, N.C./Time Warner Cable Arena (Friday)
Oct. 29 – Duluth, Ga./Infinite Energy Arena (Saturday)
Oct. 30 – Tampa, Fla./Amalie Arena (Sunday)
Nov. 3 – Rochester, N.Y./Blue Cross Arena (Thursday)
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa./Wells Fargo Center (Friday)
Nov. 5 – Hartford, Conn./XL Center (Saturday)
Nov. 6 – Brooklyn, N.Y./Barclays Center (Sunday)
Nov. 10 – Washington, D.C./Verizon Center (Thursday)
Nov. 11 – Newark, N.J./Prudential Center (Friday)
Nov. 12 – Bridgeport, Conn./Webster Bank Arena (Saturday)
Nov. 13 – Boston/TD Garden (Sunday)*
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 here: http://kelloggstour.com/
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.