On Aug. 11, 2009, USA Gymnastics and Nastia Liukin announced a partnership to create the Nastia Liukin Cup, which would provide a competitive opportunity for the country’s top Junior Olympic gymnasts. Proceeds from the Nastia Liukin Cup go into the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation. Supergirl sponsored the event in 2010-2011 and it was known as the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup in those years.
The inaugural Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup took place March 5, 2010, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. The Nastia Liukin Cup is held the evening prior to the prestigious American Cup and uses the event’s podium.
Gymnasts will be chosen to participate in the Cup from a series of invitationals known as the Nastia Liukin Cup Series. The Series will be promoted throughout the competitive season with individual meets each selecting an athlete(s) to compete in the Cup from their respective fields.
Gymnasts who qualify for the Nastia Liukin Cup will receive a Nastia Liukin-designed leotard and a warm-up from GK Elite; two tickets to the American Cup and recognition during the event; and the opportunity to meet Nastia Liukin and participate in a team photo.
In the first year, net revenues from the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup were utilized as scholarships for young gymnasts who showed ability and had a financial hardship through the Nastia Liukin Fund.
Universal Sports, USA Gymnastics’ official cable and digital media partner, televised the event from 2010-2015