Wow. What an honor. Inside Gymnastics tweeted the following just minutes ago:
InsideGymBREAKING NEWS: Nastia Liukin & USAG announce Nastia Liukin Cup for Level 10 gymnasts on American Cup podium, on eve of Cup each year.
Now THAT is pretty friggin' cool. There isn't even an article up on the website yet, but I'll keep an eye out and post more information as it becomes available.
InsideGymAlso announcing Nastia Liukin fund a charity under the auspices of National Gymnastics Foundation.
InsideGymFirst Nastia Liukin Cup set for March 5, 2010. It will be invite-only from 12 invites across country.
USA Gymnastics has the press release available on their website. Proceeds from the Nastia Liukin Cup will benefit the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable organization under the umbrella of the National Gymnastics Foundation. Athletes competing in a series of meets (now known as the Nastia Liukin Series) will be eligible to receive invitations to compete in the NLC.