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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Let’s Go Pink

August 14, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

Want to have a "Let’s Go Pink" game this fall? Start planning now and your team can make a huge difference in fueling the fight against breast cancer. All you need to get started is a desire to make a difference and the work ethic to make it happen!

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New Year, New Season

August 5, 2014  |  Field Notes  |  No Comments

As a cheerleader you may have many responsibilities to your team, but don't forget that your most important job is being a student ambassador for your school. Embrace that role, set your goals and then go after them.

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Rutgers Cheerleaders Support St. Jude on National TV

July 29, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

The cheerleaders from Rutgers University were recently given the opportunity of a lifetime-to cheer on the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on national television! In honor of Disney’s Summer of Service campaign, “Good Morning America” is showcasing organizations doing charitable work across the country. Michael Strahan, a longtime friend of St. Jude, organized a live pep rally for St. Jude patients and invited the Rutgers cheerleaders to cheer on each patient as they were introduced.

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Sparkle on the Sidelines

July 21, 2014  |  Life Beyond Cheer  |  2 Comments

All cheerleaders shine on the sidelines, but one school is taking their shine to the next level. Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Ohio is implementing a new cheerleading team, which will include students with disabilities. The squad will be student-run as part of the Sparkle Effect, an innovative program that helps students across the country create inclusive school cheerleading teams, bringing together students with and without disabilities.

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