Stars and Stripes Gymnastics Invitational

Erie Sports Commission

Host Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Bayfront (book here); Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel (book here). 

Erie Gymnastics will hold its 17th Annual Stars and Stripes Gymnastics Invitational January 12-15, 2018 at the Bayfront Convention Center. The 2017 event saw more than 1,700 athletes take part in the competition, which is considered the second largest gymnastics competition in Pennsylvania and one Stars and Stripsof the largest in the eastern United States.

The event, which was founded in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, offers free admission to all members of the military, police, fire and rescue workers. Each year, a portion of the event’s proceeds are donated to a military, police or fire and rescue-based organization. In 2017, Erie Gymnastics Center donated more than $14,000 to two Erie County fire departments – Brookside Volunteer Fire Department in Harborcreek, and Fairfield Hose Company VFD in Lawrence Park – following the Stars and Stripes Invitational. For more information on the event, visit


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