Another season has been flying by fast, but we need to take time to recognize the dedication, amazing work ethic, leadership and the great role models of our Senior gymnasts in Illinois.  The Erna Wachtel Athlete Award Committee is extremely grateful to the Illinois USA Gymnastics Committee for their continuing support of this award.  We have also been very grateful for the support of individuals in our gymnastics community who have generously donated money to the Erna Wachtel Athlete Award Fund and made it possible to give financial awards to more than one gymnast.  The committee would greatly appreciate any donation a club, coach, or individual can make this spring to this award that honors awesome athletes and carries on Erna Wachtel’s legacy (Olympic coach and judge from Illinois).

Please send donations by MAY 1 to:
Norbert Bendixen
426 Midway Drive
Mundelein, IL. 60060

and make checks payable to: IL. USA GYMNASTICS and in the Memo section, write Erna Wachtel Athlete Award Fund.


The Erna Wachtel Athlete Award Committee