We had 12 girls participate in the Kellogg’s Tourthese past weekends, and many more watching from the audience! The consensus? It was a great time!
To start, Bogdana, Katelyn and Caitlin were all featured athletes in the show. The girls were representing the journey from young athlete to Olympian. They worked closely with John Macready, participated in skits on the trampoline and floor, plus did a little acting in between. Bogdana was in the Ontario stop, Caitlin was in Los Angeles and Katelyn was in Anaheim. At the Los Angeles stop, LMFAO performed – it was pretty cool!
The other girls Maddie, Betsy, Sierra, Amanda, Stephanie, Ana, Kyla, Amy and Sabrina were all a part of the opening show. We took everyone out to lunch at Jerry’s Deli in Studio City (Thanks to the Starkman family!) before hand. From there we carpooled
to Staples Center for the show. The girls went through a super quick rehearsal, received their leos, flags and t-shirts and went out to the floor. They were all treated to a talk from Jordyn Wieber, John Orozco, Chris Brooks and Savannah Vinsant. It was cool to hear Olympians talk about their likes, dislikes, struggles and triumphs. After that the girls were shuttled back to the wings to await their big debut. The opening number was great! Lots of lights, excitement and action. All of our girls did great, plus they had so much fun!
Finally, after the show a few athletes were able to go get autographs. This station was very efficient, no one was even allowed to stop for photos. Aly Raisman, John Orozco and Kyla Ross and Gabby Douglas were all super sweet, making sure to say kind words to all of the girls. Thanks to USAG and the Kellogg’s tour for providing this amazing opportunity to all of the girls.