We Need Your Help!!!! UIC Gymnastics

Hi Gopher Gymnastics Fans,

Many of you may have already heard that UIC (Illinois - Chicago) has announced they will be dropping both the Men's and Women's Gymnastics teams at the end of the 2019 Season. UIC just hosted the best NCAA Championships in many many years and the Athletic Director made this announcement 8 days after all the gymnasts were back on campus to start the academic year. Very bad timing.

Charley Nelson, UIC Men's Gymnastics Coach, has been working tirelessly in Chicago and nationally to try and get this decision reversed but we need the help of the entire gymnastics community. How can you help?? Simple - write two letters and mail them out next Friday, October 12th. Please read through Charley's e-mail he sent me and the rest of the college coaches earlier this week below and get those pens ready to write to the UIC Athletic Director and Chancellor - their addresses are in the letter. Please help us inundate their offices with actual letters - not emails they can easily delete. PLEASE READ ON!!!! And thank you in advance.

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To the Community of Gymnasts and Gymnastics Fans,
Thank you for the outpouring of support over the past 31 days as we lobby to #flipthedecision to drop the UIC Men's and Women's

Gymnastics programs after the 2019 season. Your e-mails and phone calls since the decision was announced has shown the broad

base of support that UIC has enjoyed for over 70 years!

We expect the process toward reinstatement to take a while. During this time UIC Gymnastics needs your continued assistance.

This October we are asking you to make a 94 commitment to UIC Gymnastics. By purchasing two first class postage stamps then

writing and mailing a letter to the UIC Chancellor and the UIC Athletic Director you will help provide a physical show of support for

the two programs.

Please plan to mail your letters on SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 so that they will arrive on Monday 15.

Garrett Klassy
UIC Director of Athletics
839 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60607

Dr. Michael Amiridis
Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago
2833 University Hall
601 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Thank you for continuing to support NCAA Gymnastics!

The Committee to Preserve UIC Gymnastics