Needham Is Holding an Aly Raisman Rally This Weekend
Massachusetts has a celebration planned for Aly Raisman’s return to the Bay State this weekend.
According to WBZ, the decorated Olympian’s hometown of Needham will be holding a “Rally for Aly” at the Town Common on Saturday, August 27, at 11 a.m. The event is scheduled to take place rain or shine.
Raisman received a huge hero’s welcome in 2012 when she came back from the Olympics in London with three medals, including two golds. While she’s bringing another three medals back from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, the latest party is set to be a bit more subdued than the last time around.
Town official Sandy Cincotta revealed to WBZ that this year’s festivities won’t feature a parade, as the organizers wanted to create a “more intimate setting” so Raisman can “tell us more about herself.”
If you can’t make it to this weekend’s rally, Raisman, Simone Biles, and members of the “Final Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics squad will be showing off their gold medal moves in Boston at the TD Garden this fall for the Kelloggs Tour of Gymnastics Champions.
‘Rally for Aly’ will take place at the Town Common in Needham on Saturday, August 27, at 11 a.m.