World-renowned Olympic gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi will be speaking at a fundraising dinner for the Darien YMCA Gymnastics Center on February 8, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Country Club of Darien. Tickets are now on sale for $150 each to the public for this unique event by calling the Darien YMCA at 203-655-8228 ext. 1352 or emailing email@example.com.
Bela Karolyi’s coaching efforts have produced 28 Olympians, 9 Olympic champions, 15 world champions, 12 European medalists, and 6 U.S. national champions in 30 years of coaching gymnastics in his native Romania and the United States.
Karolyi’s visit contributes to the celebration around the Darien YMCA’s new gymnastics center. “We’re honored to have such an inspiring speaker at the Darien YMCA. It’s the perfect time to bring in the coach who has trained many of the most accomplished gymnasts in the history of the sport,” said John Schwartz, director of the Darien YMCA Gymnastics Center. The YMCA Gymnastics team has won two U.S. National competitions in the last decade and was named best gymnastics program in Moffly Media’s Best of the Gold Coast awards in 2012.