The city of Isanti along with former coaches, friends and family will be welcoming home Olympic Gymnast Grace McCallum from the Olympic Games in Tokyo. McCallum was a major contributor for the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team which ended up winning Silver during the games.
Isanti Mayor Jeff Johnson will be honoring the Olympian by declaring this Saturday, August 7th as Grace McCallum Day. Below is the Mayor's declaration.
"WHEREAS, Team USA's Grace McCallum won an Olympic silver medal on Sunday, July 25, 2021, in the Tokyo Olympics Gymnastics women's artistic team all-around competition;
WHEREAS, 18-year-old McCallum is the first Isanti resident to medal in the Olympics;
WHEREAS, McCallum and her teammates have trained through unprecedented adversity, including the COVID-19 pandemic and competing in venues without fans or a live audience;
WHEREAS, McCallum has made our City, state, and country proud by adding her name to the extraordinary list of USA Olympians that have won a medal at the Summer Games;
WHEREAS, the City of Isanti recognizes the hard work and dedication of Grace McCallum to her sport and representing the USA with honor."
"Now, Therefore I, Jeff Johnson, Mayor of the City of Isanti, do hereby proclaim that August 7th, 2021 shall be observed as Grace McCallum Day."
A special appearance event will be taking place on Saturday, August 7th at 8:00 P.M. during the Isanti Street Dance where the proclamation will be read.