The Iron Cross Foundation (ICF) is dedicated to helping young men of all socio-economic backgrounds participate in the sport of gymnastics by providing financial aid, social support, and educational resources..
The ICF Story
The Iron Cross Foundation is the brain child of Logan Melander—a
17 year old, Level 10 gymnast. At the age of 12, Logan suffered an
injury that may have ended his gymnastics career. One of his
concerns as he struggled with a long and uncertain recovery process
was that if he never “made it” as a gymnast, he wouldn’t be able to
give back to his sport.
With the encouragement and support of his family and friends, Logan chose to create this foundation instead of giving up his dreams. Rather than quit, he worked with the adults in his life to create the Iron Cross Foundation to ensure that all boys who want to pursue their dreams of being competitive gymnasts have the opportunity to do so.
(Logan recovered from his injury and qualified to USAG Nationals and also became the YMCA National Champion.)
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ICF Summer 2011 China Exchange Highlights
(Click Here - Full Story) ICF Founder Logan Melander selected as 2011 Prudential Youth volunteer of the year for WA State.
2012 Scholarship submissions deadline is April 15th, 2012. Electronic submissions accepted. See our Iron Cross Foundation - Scholarships for information.