A stellar week of gymnastics is set to take place this summer in The Palm Beaches with the USA Gymnastics Stars & Stripes Championships and the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) Trampoline & Tumbling World Cup. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is partnering with USA Gymnastics and the FIG in creating this extraordinary week of gymnastics at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
The USA Gymnastics Stars & Stripes Championships is scheduled for July 28-30 while the FIG Trampoline & Tumbling World Cup will follow on August 3-5. The Palm Beach County Convention Center will be transformed into an epicenter of gymnastics with nearly 1,000 gymnasts competing. USA Gymnastics serves as the national governing body for its sport while the FIG represents the global authority for gymnastics and the oldest established international federation of an Olympic sport.
The Stars & Stripes Championships serves as the annual national championships for the USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Development Program Levels 5-7, as well as HUGS (special needs) athletes, for trampoline, double mini-trampoline, and tumbling. The Stars & Stripes Championships will attract nearly 800 gymnasts (ages ranging from 6 – 18) from across the nation. The Palm Beach County Convention Center was also home to this event during the summer of 2019.
The FIG Trampoline & Tumbling World Cup taking place in The Palm Beaches will serve as the penultimate event in the five-competition 2023 World Cup Series, which included stops at Baku, Azerbaijan, Santarem, Portugal, Coimbra, Portugal, and Varna, Bulgaria. A total of 250 gymnasts from 30 countries are expected to compete in the men’s and women’s individual and synchronized trampoline, tumbling, and double mini divisions. The FIG World Cup also serves as one of the first Olympic Qualifiers for the 2024 Summer Olympics Games in Paris.
“Winning the bid to host both the FIG World Cup and the Stars & Stripes Championships is a historic occasion for Palm Beach County and the state of Florida,” said George Linley, executive director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. “Hosting a World Cup and national event contiguously, organized by gymnastics’ international governing body and national governing body, will transform The Palm Beaches into an unrivaled stage for the sport. Furthermore, both events will create a significant economic impact for Palm Beach County.”
The 2023 Stars & Stripes Championships and FIG World Cup will deliver immense benefits to The Palm Beaches. The influx of athletes and spectators will fill thousands of paid room nights for Palm Beach County’s lodging industry while generating an estimated $4 million in visitor spending.