Allow Gymnast Chellsie Memmel to compete at the National Championships.
  • Petitioned USA Gymnastics, USAG Olympic Selection Committee, Steve Penny

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USA Gymnastics, USAG Olympic Selection Committee, Steve Penny

Allow Gymnast Chellsie Memmel to compete at the National Championships.

    1. Petition by

      Misty Malone

      Kansas City, MO

US Gymnast Chellsie Memmel was very quickly and abruptly denied the chance to compete at the 2012 US Visa National Championships. Many people do not agree with this decision and for many reasons. I wanted to start this petition towards USA Gymnastics to give those who feel upset by this the opportunity to voice their disapproval, the reasons why and to petition to have her compete at Nationals. I think USA Gymnastics needs to hear them.Tell USA Gymnastics why you think they were wrong or why Chellsie's petition should have been approved or how it could have been handled differently, etc.

 I'm going to keep this open for one week or so, then print out the entire list of signatures and what you had to say, and then mail the entire thing to USA Gymnastics's Steve Penny. It may not change anything but it is a chance to show USAG how we feel about it. I think it's important that they hear us.

 

***UPDATE***. 6/8/12:  The time has come for this petition to close. Thank you to all of you who signed the petition! I had no idea it would get so many signatures when I created it!

I wish Chellsie the best of luck in the future and look forward to seeing her working as a brevet judge, if that is what she does indeed end up doing.  Who better than a World Champion and Olympian to be a judge!

Thanks everyone,

Misty

 

***Update***  I have printed out the list of signatures and all of your comments as of May 31, 2012 around 1am CST. You all have done an amazing job! To print the seven copies I'm sending to USAG and others, it took over 700 pages of printer paper!! They will be sent this morning, overnight mail by FEDEX, to reach their destinations on Friday June 1st.

I've enclosed the link to this petition in each one, SO PLEASE KEEP SIGNING THE PETITION, the more we get the better. Thank you so much for taking the time to sign and to spread the word, I'm sure Chellsie appreciates it very much!

One of the seven copies is being sent to M&M Gymnastics in Wisconsin, so Chellsie can see all the wonderful things you all had to say :)

-Misty M.

 

 

To:
USA Gymnastics, USAG Olympic Selection Committee, Steve Penny
I just signed the following petition addressed to: USA Gymnastics, USAG Olympic Selection Committee, Steve Penny.

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Allow Gymnast Chellsie Memmel to compete at the National Championships.


Enclosed are our signatures and our reasons why.

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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Petition Now Closed

      Misty Malone
      Petition Organizer

       

      ***UPDATE***. 6/8/12:  The time has come for this petition to close. Thank you to all of you who signed the petition! I had no idea it would get so many signatures when I created it!

      I wish Chellsie the best of luck in the future and look forward to seeing her working as a brevet judge, if that is what she does indeed end up doing.  Who better than a World Champion and Olympian to be a judge!

      Thanks everyone,

      Misty

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Thank You!

      Misty Malone
      Petition Organizer

      Printing paper copies today to be mailed to USAG members, will be sending them overnight mail so they get there as fast as possible. The link to this online petition will be included so please keep spreading the word!
      Thank you,
      Misty

    4. Reached 1,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Shannon Street GAINESVILLE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      This is the most courageous gymnast in the country, and she deserves to be given a chance to prove herself after YEARS of incredibly hard work!

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    • Kirsten Timm TUKWILA, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      All humans make mistakes and she deserves to go!

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    • Kristine Cherek PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Give Chellsie the chance to compete. Put her destiny in her hands - don't let it be an administrative decision of USAG.

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    • Jen R PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Chellsie Memmel has done so much for US Gymnastics, that to not approve her petition demonstrates contempt and disrespect for all that she has done. Memmel has sacrificed her body for this sport and she deserves appreciation for that.

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    • Adon Arnett PORTLAND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Fairness. Chellsie deserves the chance to compete.

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