The Philadelphia Boys Gymnastics Parents’ Association contributes to the continued successful development of the gymnastics participants and team program of the Philadelphia Boys’ Gymnastics team by providing moral support, and by raising funds to defray expenses incurred by the team. The PBGPA funds competition scholarships for every boy, primarily through money made at the Philadelphia Boys’ Invitational. Any PBG athlete who wants to compete, regardless of need, is provided a uniform and competition entry fee for all the meets on the schedule. There is a scholarship fund available for parents who are in need of assistance. This organization will specifically not become involved in coaching-related details and decisions, which are the responsibility of the coaching staff. In order for a boy to compete on the Philadelphia Boys’ Gymnastics team, the parent(s) of the gymnast must belong to the Philadelphia Boys’ Gymnastics Team Parents’ Association and volunteer at the PBI.
Person to go to for: General questions; running the Fred Turoff Invitational
Athlete: Reece (Level 9)
Years at PBG: 3
Person to contact about publicity and advertising
Athlete: Peter (Level 7-1)
Years at PBG: 2
Person to contact about PBGPA meetings and events
Athlete: Ethan (Level 6-1)
Years at PBG: 2
Another PBG parent and long-time friend brought our family to PBG in October of 2017. Our son, Henry loves PBG and we as a family have found the community here to be welcoming and very supportive. PBG families genuinely enjoy cheering on each of our boys and seeing the progress. PBG families also have been integral to the success of the program. I have benefitted from getting to know other families, and my son has benefitted from the support of PBG coaches, PBG families, and the camaraderie of his teammates. I look forward to working with our Parent Association to help all our families find the same support and sense of belonging we’ve experienced at PBG.
Person to go to for competition registration
Gymnast: Noah (level 6-2)
Years with PBG: 2