Cheers & Charity Run in the Family

October 23, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

For some families, the love of cheerleading is passed down over several generations. As the perfect way to meet others and reach out into the community, it’s no wonder that cheerleading runs in the family! For Francie Harris, a member of the Auburn cheer team, she takes her traditional love of encouraging and serving others to the next level.

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Team Savannah

October 9, 2014  |  Life Beyond Cheer  |  No Comments

“Stay strong and cheer on!” That’s the motto of Savannah Wright, cheerleader from Jackson County High School and Power Athletics. Two years ago, her competitive cheerleading career was cut short due to a knee injury; however, it was that same knee injury that would save her life.

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Pride Squad

October 1, 2014  |  On the Stage  |  No Comments

Many girls want to try out for cheerleading when they are young. For some, that goal isn't always obtainable. One coach made this dream a reality by combining her passions for cheerleading and working with special needs children.

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Opening Eyes and Hearts

September 25, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

Many cheerleading teams volunteer to give back to their communities. For some team members, that experience can be much more than just a service to others.

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Cheerleaders and Dancers Can Give Back Today at Chili’s!

September 22, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

In 2011, Varsity Spirit teamed up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to raise funds at cheerleading and dance camps across the country. Each cheerleader or dancer filled out five letters to friends and family asking for donations to help support the St. Jude patients. After turning in their letters they received a special limited edition “Team Up for St Jude” Varsity Pin Trading pin as a thank you for their support. Four summers later, cheerleaders and dancers have raised over $1.5 million, and All Star Cheerleaders have joined in to help this amazing cause. Since Varsity  Spirit is based in Memphis, TN St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is in our backyard and close to our hearts. Read More

Varsity All Star has Teamed Up for St. Jude!

September 17, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

Varsity All Star and St. Jude both believe in making a positive difference in children's lives, which is why Varsity All Star is partnering with St. Jude to support its lifesaving mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases.

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Happy Birthday, Breanna!

September 5, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  3 Comments

Join us in wishing Breanna, a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  a Happy 13th Birthday!

Breanna competed as an all star cheerleader from the ages of 5–11 years old. She also landed a spot on her middle school cheer squad last year, right before her family learned she was very sick. Read More

Cold for a Cause

September 2, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

The new fundraising craze that's sweeping the nation is the Ice Bucket Challenge. It involves nominating others to dump a bucket of ice water over their heads and donate to charity. Cheerleaders, known for their spirit and support, have stepped up to the plate to participate in the challenge. Teams all across the country are getting cold for a cause by donating and nominating other teammates, coaches and entire squads.

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Embracing True Beauty

August 25, 2014  |  On the Stage  |  3 Comments

For most cheerleaders, competition day begins with hair and makeup—doing the poof and high pony, putting on the uniform and getting ready for an exciting day. For Presley Ayers, a nine-year-old all star cheerleader, this special day changed two years ago.

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Team Inspire

August 19, 2014  |  On the Stage  |  No Comments

"Team Inspire" is more than just a clever name. It’s a special needs cheerleading squad from Gym Tyler Gymnastics in East Texas, and it’s bringing together children who wouldn't otherwise get a chance to cheer. They won’t just inspire this year, they’ll travel to competitions all over the state.

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