SHARED by: Leigh Goldman, Gymtime Mom

Gymtime held its first annual NYC Gymnastics Team Banquet. (It is gala season in the city after all!)

Gymtime’s dedicated gymnastics coaches, led by Team Director Haley Blair, organized the celebration.

Gymtime NYC Team Banquet Coaches

The theme of the night was: Shoot for the Moon: Even if You Miss, You’ll Land Among the Stars. During an awards ceremony, each gymnast was honored for the unique star quality she brings to the community – be it related to athleticism, sportsmanship, personality or the ability to “entertain” friends and coaches on the floor. Accolades included Most Supportive Teammate, Sassiest Dancer on the Floor, Most Likely to Surprise the Coaches, Best Mid-Practice Break Dance and Most Powerful Copper.

Gymtime NYC Team Banquet Certificates

During the recognition portion of the evening, each girl was invited to present a “gymnast’s salute” on the neon green, glass and chrome stairs – a set-up that seemed tailor-made for an awards event.

The 65 families in attendance mingled, chatted with coaches and enjoyed a full buffet. Gymnasts stopped by the tae kwon do studio, festooned with white lights, to dance with friends and take turns in the intergalactic photo both.

Gymtime NYC Team Banquet

After hundreds of hours of practice and a full season of competition, the night was the perfect summer send-off … and a sign that come fall, it’ll be time for all of those in the Gymtime gymnastics community to again shoot for the moon.