GK Gymnastics Leotards and Junior Olympics…A Matter of Pride
Helping gymnastics in the United States has been a labor of love for GK Elite for many years. GK’s partnership with USA Gymnastics and the Junior Olympics program has helped to outfit the best looking teams in the World.
When Elite first tackled the JO project in 1984, we looked at it as a challenge to take this program to a new level. We envisioned a Gymnastics Junior Olympics National Championship with a more polished look. We wanted each regional team proudly sporting their individual set of colors at Championships. Our goal was to create a real team pride through the apparel they wore. The process of outfitting hundreds of athletes and coaches in distinctive leotards and warm ups that gave the Junior Olympics a unified look, was one that took a number of years to perfect and was truly a labor of love.
Today, every athlete at nationals receives their regional GK Gymnastics leotards and warm ups (Mens Leotards – Comp Shirts, Pants and Shorts) packaged especially for them, bearing their name and a note of congratulations from the employees of GK Elite. After years of practice, the process is an exceptionally smooth running operation that is executed with pride each year as we ship out the final orders.
Over the years, the program has grown to include new disciplines and programs, and we have been proud and pleased to be able to include these new programs in our agreement. Today, as the official apparel supplier to USA Gymnastics’ Junior Olympic and Grassroots Development programs, the GK brand gymnastics outfits provide for the very important developmental youth teams and programs for all four disciplines of gymnastics in the USA. Programs such as Future Stars, TOPS and the Jump Start Development program all receive the benefit of Elite’s special touch.