• Pasadena Convention Center
  • 300 E. Green St
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • USA
  • Friday, February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017
  • Building Hearts of Champions

    The USA Gymnastics sanctioned women’s gymnastics competition will be hosted by Waller’s GymJam Academy at the Pasadena Convention Center.  The competition features athletes from all over the country of all levels, ages 5-18 years old. In addition to being a premier competition, this event raises awareness and funds for Camp del Corazon, a summer camp for children with heart disease.

    GymJam Foundation

    As parents and coaches of young athletes, Gymjam believes that part of their gymnastics experience should include a commitment to community service.  They have focused their service on fitness and health and have contributed sizeable donations to the American Cancer Society, the American heart Association, and Camp del Corazon.

    The Heart of a Champion Story

    At a routine checkup, Chris Waller’s parents were told that he needed open heart surgery when he was only 15 years old. Then, against all odds and with the indispensable help from outstanding doctors, Chris went on to compete in the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. Eight and a half years ago, just before his 37th birthday, Chris had his second heart surgery, lasting 20 hours, to further repair the aorta and to replace a malfunctioning aortic valve. This was a 20 hour surgery that left his wife Cindy nearly as emotionally exhausted as Chris was physically exhausted. Through the efforts of skilled doctors Chris has enjoyed a nearly unencumbered life. Thousands of children are born with heart disease that leaves them struggling to find health and lead a life of fun and normalcy. In an effort to provide children with heart disease a more fun and normal childhood, a wonderful group of outstanding doctors and nurses established Camp del Corazon.

    Hours

    Friday, February 24th – 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Saturday, February 25th – 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Sunday, February 26th – 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Admission

    Adult: $16/session; $25 all day; $35 all weekend, Child: ages 3 to 12, $10, $15, $25, Senior: ages 62+, $12/session; $15 all day; $25 all weekend, Military with ID: $12, $15, $25

  • Venue Information

  • Pasadena Convention Center
  • T: (626) 795-9311
  • Venue Website
  • Organizer Information

  • GymJam Foundation
  • T: (661) 251-3390
  • Contact Organizer
  • Organizer Website
  • Event Information

  • Event Website