The Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation provides opportunities to improve the physical and emotional health to children of all ages in underserved communities. Wendy Hilliard is a Hall of Fame rhythmic gymnast and the first African American to compete for the United State. As a result of her experiences she founded the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation in 1996. The WHGF provides high quality yet free and affordable instructions in gymnastics to urban youth and under served who would not otherwise be exposed to the sport of gymnastics. The Foundation provides free or subsidized weekly gymnastics classes, summer gymnastics camps, competitive gymnastics teams, and community events.