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‘Brown Girls Do Gymnastics’ hosts inaugural gymnastics camp at Fisk University

by PRIDE Newsdesk
Participants from the 2021 5th annual BGDG Conference at Grambling State University. (Photo courtesy of ASG Photography)

Brown Girls Do Gymnastics’ 6th Annual Conference will be hosted on the campus of Fisk University on July 22-23.

This year’s conference will be preceded by a three-day intensive gymnastics camp for upper-level gymnasts ages 13 and up, ‘Camp Isla – Fisk.’

 “We are removing obstacles for Black and Brown girls to get the training, network, and community they need to reach their gymnastics goals,” said Derrin Moore, founder of BGDG. “Our work to help HBCUs launch gymnastics programming is only one piece of the puzzle. We are creating a system to provide full support of our Brown Girls from elementary school through college and beyond.”

Camp Isla – Fisk, like the BGDG Conference, aims to provide exposure and access to gymnastics resources for young women and girls of color. At Camp Isla, gymnasts will receive professional immersion training, personalized coaching, learn new skills, and receive mentorship from collegiate and high-level coaches.

Camp Isla – Fisk will be immediately followed by the annual BGDG conference, culminating with the Isla invitational.

Previously, three BGDG Conferences have been hosted in Atlanta, Ga., and in 2020 one was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 BGDG Conference was held at Grambling State University, another HBCU athletics powerhouse. Hundreds of young Black gymnasts from across the country have attended along with national judges, elite coaches, and college recruiters who continue

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