This event would not be possible without Larry and his company (Basement Systems). It took Larry no more than a few seconds to say, ‘That’s easy, we’ll move our meeting.’
Hartford, CT (Vocus) June 19, 2010
When the 2010 Visa Gymnastic Championships were scheduled to fall on the same days as the annual Basement Systems International Dealer Convention in August, USA Gymnastics thought Hartford might not be an option. This was because Basement Systems had completely booked the Hartford Marriott and Convention Center.
Luckily, it didn’t take much convincing to get Basement Systems President Larry Janesky to solve the problem by pushing the convention back a week.
“This event would not be possible without Larry and his company (Basement Systems),” said Steve Penny, CEO of USA Gymnastics. “It took Larry no more than a few seconds to say, ‘That’s easy, we’ll move our meeting’.”
Now that the championships are moving forward, USA Gymnastics and the entire city of Hartford is preparing for its arrival by holding special events, and promoting past Olympians and the 2010 competition throughout the region. On June 10, Olympic athletes, sponsors, fans and press gathered at Hartford’s XL Center to watch gymnastics demonstrations and honor the organizations that helped make the championships happen.
“This really is a tremendous national event and there’s such broad-based community support that’s rallying behind it,” said Tim Daggett, 1984 Olympic gold medalist. “The local sponsorship is so crucial and makes such a difference.”
Olympic silver medalists Jonathan Horton, Bridget Sloan and Alicia Sacramone were at the event giving demonstrations, signing autographs and teaching gymnastic routines to children. Former Olympic champion Ron Galimore, now vice president of USA Gymnastics, was also on hand to personally offer his thanks to Janesky and Basement Systems for their willingness to put Hartford and the state of Connecticut ahead of their own agenda.
Basement Systems is an international network of basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and basement finishing contractors. The international headquarters, based in Seymour, Connecticut, also provides sales and service throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, NY. Larry Janesky’s Basement Systems has been helping homeowners increase their usable living space for over 20 years across the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. They have 27 patented products, designed to help homeowners get more out of their basements and increase their home’s value. Visit them online at http://www.basementsystems.com.