2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez is coming to Sparkle City Gymnastics on July 16

Dear Sparkle City Gymnasts: A gymnastics superstar is coming to Sparkle City Gymnastics! 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez will spend Sunday, July 16, at our gym! You have the opportunity to meet Laurie, win great prizes, and raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Raven Magwood Foundation. The more money you

[continue reading…]

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas and opened on February 4, 1962. St. Jude is supported primarily by donations raised by its national fundraising and awareness organization.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

About 7,800 active patients are seen at St. Jude yearly, most of whom are treated on a continuing outpatient basis as part of ongoing research programs. The hospital also has 78 beds for patients requiring hospitalization during treatment. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.

Patients at St. Jude are referred by a physician, and nearly all have a disease currently under study and are eligible for a clinical trial.

One of the most significant events to occur at St. Jude happened in 1996 when Peter Doherty, PhD, of the Department of Immunology was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. He shares the award with Rolf M. Zinkernagel, MD, of the University of Zurich. Their findings have led to breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of viral infections and cancers, and in the development of organ transplant procedures and vaccines. It is the highest award a scientist can win.

Raven Magwood Foundation

The Raven Magwood Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that seeks to empower youth by providing them with unique opportunities that they would otherwise not have. Through these opportunities, The Raven Magwood Foundation encourages young people to become the best versions of themselves and make a positive impact in society.

Since 2008, the foundation has helped over 30,000 students gain access to influential professionals and athletes around the world. This approach has allowed students to receive one-on-one mentoring, as well as valuable life skills to pursue their academic and career goals.

The STUDENT ATHLETE SUMMIT is the foundation’s biggest event of the year. The mission of this event is to empower student athletes to reach their full potential in school, in sports, and in life. For more information about the Student Athlete Summit, please visit

Laurie-approved-mirror-ball-photo SCGpitGirls laurie-with-kids IMG_0030 IMG_0097 laurie-hernandez-2 IMG_0131 lauriehernandez-3 KateJaeger


Help Wanted: Greeters for Laurie Hernandez!

  Help Wanted: Greeters for Laurie Hernandez! Laurie’s arrival at Sparkle City Gymnastics will be a moment of high drama. All eyes will be upon her and cameras will be clicking as she emerges from her car, to be greeted by a two very lucky young greeters, who will escort her into the gym to kick

[continue reading…]

Double your donations up to $500 AND last chance to DANCE WITH LAURIE!

Double your donations up to $500 AND last chance to DANCE WITH LAURIE! Special double opportunity: All on-line donations received from Sunday, June 18 through 11:59 pm Thursday, June 22, up to $500, will be automatically doubled!  Doubles will be placed on your page Friday morning, June 23. For example: Raise $100 and get credit for $200. Raise

[continue reading…]

LAST CHANCE to Win a One-on-One with Laurie Hernandez!

LAST CHANCE to Win a One-on-One with Laurie Hernandez! Imagine being mentored one on one by an Olympic Gold Medalist. Imagine…just you, your favorite routine and Laurie Hernandez. If you win this contest, you will have a chance to perform a full routine of your choice for Laurie. Following the routine, Laurie will huddle with

[continue reading…]

Laurie Hernandez

About Laurie Hernandez

Who is… Laurie Hernandez Gymnastics Beginnings Lauren Hernandez was born on June 9, 2000 in New Brunswick, NJ. Her parents put their 5-year-old daughter in dance and ballet classes, but it wasn’t holding her attention—her parents had to bribe her with sugar cookies to make her go to class. One day, a more exhilarating sport

[continue reading…]


Private Clinic with Laurie Hernandez

The top 30 overall fundraisers will get to participate in a 45-minute private gymnastic clinic with Laurie Hernandez.

Lunch with Laurie

How to attend lunch with Laurie Hernandez

The top 10 overall fundraisers will attend a private lunch with Laurie.

Register TODAY and raise $250 to spend a day with Laurie Hernandez at Sparkle City Gymnastics on Sunday, July 16! Register here