WHO IS WENDY HILLIARD?

Wendy Hilliard is a USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Member. She was the first African -American to represent the U.S. in rhythmic gymnastics and coached a 1996 Olympian. She was the first African -American President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Wendy was an Olympics sportscaster and Broadway performer. She was also was the Director of Sports for the NYC 2012 Olympic Bid. In 1996, she founded the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, which has provides free and low-cost gymnastics for over 15,000 urban youth in NYC. Wendy’s gymnastics training was through the Detroit Recreation Department. In 2016, she announced plans to expand her gymnastics foundations program into Detroit.

Wendy lives in Harlem with her husband, Bobby Mensah, and two sons, Kennedy “KC” (age 13) and Bailey “BJ” (age 10).

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