In 1969, there were 230 menâ€™s collegiate gymnastics teams in the United States. Today, there are 20 NCAA teams and approximately 15 college club teams. Simply put, this trend needs to be reversed. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the gymnastics community to effect a positive change. That includes parents of current gymnasts, alumni, clubs, vendors, etc.
The MIGS Program was founded in 2002 for the purposes of ensuring continuation of existing menâ€™s collegiate gymnastics programs and bringing additional programs on line.
We are working to:
â€¢ Ensure we donâ€™t lose any more programs.
â€¢ Re-establish some former programs.
â€¢ Establish some new programs.
â€¢ Create an endowment fund of $50 million to ensure the continuation of menâ€™s intercollegiate gymnastics.
Since founding the MIGS Program, we have discovered that people all over the country feel this mission is important enough to make a financial contribution. During the first year of operation, we received donations ranging from $5 to $2,000. Contributions came in from individuals, clubs, State Coaches Associations, State Judges Associations and various businesses. A typical contribution from individuals was $120 while the typical donation from clubs was $300. The geographic origin of these contributions was widespread, from all corners of the country and many points in between.
In order to complete this mission, we need your support. Please take a few moments to read the MIGS Program Brochure. Read it two of three times. Give it some serious thought. Then vote! If you are in a position to do so, vote with your checkbook by sending a contribution (or use our convenient "Online Donationâ€ option) to the MIGS Program so we can move ahead with this effort. We are not asking for a lot from anyone. However, we are asking for a little from everyone. Your contribution will be instrumental in ensuring that menâ€™s gymnastics at the collegiate level will be a reality for all young male gymnasts when it is their turn.
The time to act is now!
Thank you for your kind consideration in this very important matter.
Founder and Executive Director