Dec. 16, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford women's gymnastics team offers a great opportunity for kids to enjoy an afternoon at the team's 15,000-square foot training facility, and for parents to get a break for some holiday shopping.
On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Cardinal will host `Meet the Team' and `Parents' Day Out,' which is a free event at the team's Ford Center training facility, beginning at 2 p.m.
This is an annual event for the program. It begins with a half-hour structured intrasquad demonstration from members of the Stanford team and is followed by an autograph session.
Afterward, kids (ages 5-17) can play in the gym and enjoy games and movies until 5 p.m.
It is a free event. Parents can drop off their children at 2 (a waiver signature is required), and return to pick them up at 5.
This is a great opportunity for young fans and aspiring gymnasts to meet and interact with members of this year's team - a group of amazing young women who embrace the responsibility of being role models.
Stanford has one of the nation's elite gymnastics programs. The Cardinal is coming off a fourth-place national finish and is No. 6 in the preseason rankings. Stanford opens its season Jan. 9 at the Pac-10 Showcase in Los Angeles, before opening its home season Jan. 23 at Burnham Pavilion.