About Us

The ICF Story

The Iron Cross Foundation is the brain child of Logan Melander. At the age of 12, Logan suffered a significant injury that his doctors
believed may his gymnastics career. He had been competing in the
Junior Olympic program since the age of 6 and was a regional and national participant in the Future Stars program for 3 years. One of his primary concern while facing an uncertain recovery was that if he never “made it” as a gymnast (defined as being member of a
collegiate or national team), he wouldn’t be in a position to give back to his sport.

Rather than give up on his dream of making competitive gymnastics possible for all boys who wanted to pursue it (no matter their socio-economic status), Logan chose to create the Iron Cross Foundation. Our mission is to provide competition related financial aid to USAG athletes, and offer a social and educational network for boys, their families, and their coaches. ICF’s goal is to help ensure that all boys who want to pursue their dreams of being competitive gymnasts have the opportunity to do so.

ICF’s Mission:

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, & educational resources.

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.