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The "Eli Rodriguez Legacy Scholarship Fund" has finally selected 2 Elevate Gymnastics gymnasts to be awarded the scholarship.  Both are deserving student athletes, one Boys Team Member and one Girls Team Member.

A big thanks to all that donated to help these kids pursue their dreams in the sport that Eli was so passionate about.

Brandon Nguyen

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Charity Xiong

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I need to say million of "thank you" to you Eli. If I haven't met you, I couldn't come to the U.S. to make one of my dreams come true. You did so much for me... I mean, everything... Like my father. You hired a little Japanese girl stranger, worked visa process, took me to get social security number, took me to DMV to get driver's license, took me to AT&T to buy a cell phone, took me to the bank to make my account, took me to Toyota to buy a vehicle... Taught me coaching, technique, good food, good restaurant. And connected me to all amazing gymnastics people in the U.S.. You always asked me and listened to me even I didn't speak English good enough. I will miss you... I mean, I'm missing you. Again, thank you Eli. Rest in peace. Akiko Kawai Akena
Eli was my coach at Byers Massie Ct. Eli helped me become the best I could be. Gymnastics saved me from so many things growing up. After gymnastics I applied what I learned and what was engrained in me to life. I work hard, I'm driven and persistent with a consistent work ethic and discipline. I tend to under estimate my strength at times because conditioning from gymnastics made it my new normal. I learned these things from working with Eli and will be grateful always. Melissa
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This website is dedicated to the memory of Eli Rodriguez
August 31,1966  to February 15, 2016


Our intent for this website is to carry on the memory of Eli, his life and for how he would want to be remembered.  "Eli, I will never let you be forgotten" ~Your brother, Paul

Mission Statement:
Our mission for the Eli Rodriquez Legacy Scholarship Fund is to support the lives of young gymnasts that love the sport of gymnastics.  The Eli Rodriguez Legacy Scholarship will provide financial support towards the costs associated with participating in gymnastics at the competitive levels.  Those eligible are the student-athletes that love the sport of Gymnastics.  The Eli Rodriguez Legacy Scholarship will assist young student-athletes in their dreams to continue to have Energy, Love, and Imagination for gymnastics.  

***ANNOUNCEMENT 3/15/16***
It has been a month now since my brother Eli has passed away. With the help of Elizabeth Jillson and Christine Schumann, two of Eli's ex gymnasts, we have finally established an official Scholarship Fund.  The name is Eli Rodriguez Legacy Scholarship Fund.  With your support we will carry on the legacy that Eli started years ago.  Over the last 20 years, Eli's big heart allowed for some talented gymnasts that were less fortunate when it came to family dynamic or financial well being to pursue their dreams of competing in gymnastics.

If you wish to donate please click the donate button or visit our Donate page for further instructions. Eli always taught for his gymnasts to "pay it forward".


Thank you to those that have donated thus far, our family is so grateful for the outpouring of support.

If you have a short story about your relationship with Eli that you would like to share, please complete the contact me form or email us below. We will make sure we add it to the website for all to read.

Paul Rodriguez | 916-952-1722 | LegacyofEli@gmail.com

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