Our “Why”

We all love our gymnastics community as it has helped shape us into the people we are today. Our “why” is to continue to provide opportunities for future generations of young men. We want our community to continue to flourish and the goal is to not only sustain our community, but to contribute to its growth.


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Your donation will be focused toward the mission of the NPI. “To promote the vision of the CGA by increasing the competitive opportunities at the collegiate level.” Through our endeavors to increase competitive opportunities at the collegiate level we will incur many expenses. Some of those expenses will include but not be limited to creating and sustaining programs, reversing the decision to drop programs, costs related to presentations, printed materials and meeting with individuals critical to the success of the branch.


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On August 31st, 2018  The University of Illinois at Chicago announced that the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will eliminate the men’s and women’s gymnastics programs at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 season.  After a long fight, it has been confirmed that the program will be discontinued as a NCAA Varsity program. Although the university will no longer sponsor the program, The flame will still burn bright. Charlie Nelson has decided to continue the program through newly created GymACT. Under the new direction, fundraising will be crucial for the longevity of the program. True to the NPI’s mission we will step in to contribute to the fundraising efforts to get UIC started.