In Chesterfield County, Virginia, sixteen-year-old Janai Santiago can finally fulfill her dream of being a cheerleader. Santiago has Down syndrome and thanks to a program called The Sparkle Effect, she can now participate as a cheerleader at Cosby High School. Varsitycheerleading coach Megan Deluccia-Chisholm brought The Sparkle Effect to the school so that girls with special needs can cheer alongside the Cosby Titans cheerleaders.
The 6 time world champion ship Gurrero and the Browns will be hosted an fundraising event meant to capture the hearts, and taste buds of locals and local businesses alike.
Locals will got the chance to snap up some great snacks and help the Browns Cheerleading program get more cash raised, and each tray sold included 6 tasty enchiladas inclusive with tasty beans and rice. The purpose of the Pop Warner fundraisers are to help the cheerleaders save enough to attend competition in Florida, which is typically a very expensive trip.
The Truro Recreation Dept. is accepting registrations for youth basketball, grades K-6, and cheerleading, grades 1-6, from children who either reside in Truro or attend Truro Central School. The goals of both programs are to encourage teamwork and social bonds and to provide children an opportunity to play, exercise and learn sportsmanship in a fun environment. Register online at www.activityreg.com. For more information visit www.truro-ma.gov/recreation or call (508) 487-1632.
More than 100 aspiring young cheerleaders gathered in circles at the Southington High School gym on October 14, anticipating the beginning of cheer camp. For the past 9 years, the SHS Varsity and JV cheer squads host a one-day clinic to teach first through eighth graders the basics of cheerleading. The clinic doubles as a teaching opportunity for the high schoolers, and a fundraiser for the school's cheerleading program.
The Nesquake Middle School cheerleading squad has banded together with their community to cheer for a cure. The girls have raised $2,500 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk being held at Jones Beach this Saturday with their coach Wendy Scherer.
The cheerleaders are seeking more help from their community, hosting multiple fundraisers over recent weeks including working with Salon Dee La Rosa, in St. James, to help raise $1,305 for the cause.
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