Category: America Needs Cheerleaders

Mascot Makes a Difference

HollyAnne of Youngker High School has brought life to the Buckeye, Arizona community for the past four years and is writing a handbook so that others can do the same! HollyAnne has totally transformed the role of the mascot since stepping into the costume freshman year. The role of The Horse was largely overlooked for years, that is, until the school’s cheer coach encouraged HollyAnne to step into its shoes. HollyAnne realized that the mascot, as the symbol of the school, should be fun and doing so much more to bring energy into the stands and to the community. Without ... Read more

Spirit Celebration Spreads Holiday Cheer

Talk about a mountain of toys! Spirit Celebration hosted their annual Christmas Championship this December and collected over 7,000 toys benefiting several charities in Dallas, TX, including Scottish Right Hospital of Dallas, Dallas Association of the Deaf, and the “I Can Still Shine” Organization. Two hundred and sixty teams representing 47 different gyms flooded the convention center Saturday morning with games, electronics and more! Gyms like Stars Vipers and United Elite went above and beyond, bringing in bicycles for donation. Billy Smith, founder of Spirit Celebration, began this initiative in 2006 with the help of several area gyms and coaches, ... Read more

Cheer Squad Makes Dream Come True

The Clover Hill High School cheer squad helped make a girl’s dream come true. Sam Dillard has had a long health-related journey throughout her 12 years. In addition to being confined to a wheelchair, the Providence Middle School student has also lost her vision. Last month, at the Clover Hill vs. Cosby High School JV football game, Sam heard the cheerleaders on the sidelines and asked her mom to take her closer to the action. “She has always wanted to be a cheerleader,” her mother, Dorine, said. “Sam loves music, people, singing, and school. She heard the cheering from the ... Read more