Published on September 10th, 2013 | by AC Magazine
All Access with Jasmine: Behind the Scenes of the First Home Game
Hey AC Readers! Since my last update, school started and so did the second most wonderful time of the year, football season! This past weekend was the UGA vs. South Carolina game and every year we make an appearance at the huge pre-game celebration called Border Bash. This event is held in Augusta, Georgia (since it evenly splits Georgia from South Carolina.) At Border Bash we start around 10 am and we make appearances non-stop until 9pm. The first place we visited was a children’s hospital. The children’s hospital was my favorite part about the entire day because we got to perform cheers, give the kids some cool UGA spirit gear as well as get to know them. One little boy taught me some new breathing techniques to try when we condition and I must say that will definitely come in handy, especially when we start running at morning workouts!
After we left the hospital, we grabbed lunch and went to a golf course where we got to ride around in golf carts and talk to some of the golfers. Every year there is this one guy who always scares us with a huge fake snake! After encountering this fake snake my freshman year, you would have thought that I would know that it was not real, but NO- I screamed and took off running until I finally figured out it was a phony snake! Although I hate snakes, I must say, it was still hilarious.
Once we left the golf course we changed and headed over to the actual Border Bash party, which was held at a nearby park. At this event, we took turns doing cheers, stunts and a couple of band dances with the South Carolina Cheer Team. Once we finished with Border Bash we headed back to Athens and prepared ourselves to cheer the UGA vs. USC game. This game was definitely one of the loudest, most anticipated and most packed Georgia games that I had ever cheered. To make matters even better, we ended up beating South Carolina 41 to 30. Man, I tell you, it sure is great to be a Georgia Bulldog!
Don’t forget to keep checking back in on AC.com to learn more about Jasmine’s college cheerleading experience with the University of Georgia.