Category: America Needs Cheerleaders

Puppy Love

Tails were wagging and spirits were soaring in Galveston as American Cheer Power celebrated the D2 Puppy Love Benefit Championship on November 3, 2018. This unique one-day event asked gyms and teams to bring supplies including paper towels, dog food, toys and more to benefit the DREAM Dachshund Rescue of Houston and Bay Area Pet Adoptions. Approximately 1,000 athletes and 2,100 spectators were in attendance and donated over 250 items for the local shelters. Participating gyms included American Cheer Elite, Horizons All Stars, Rio Grande Valley Cheer, Adrenaline All Stars, Elite Athletics, Odyssey Cheer and Cheer Town. Top-dog fundraising teams ... Read more

120 Letters for St. Jude

At cheer camp, teams get the opportunity to participate in the Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity program which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Prior to arriving at camp, cheerleaders are encouraged to get the mailing address of two friends or family members. During camp, letters are passed out that share the mission of St. Jude, where no patient ever pays for treatment. Letter recipients are encouraged to join the fight against childhood cancer by making a donation to the hospital. Tioga Varsity Cheerleader, Isabell Catarino went above and beyond for the kids of St. Jude. In ... Read more

Empty Bowls

All the way up in the tippy-top corner of the United States in Snoqualmie, Washington, the Mt. Si High School Cheerleaders are using empty bowls to feed their community.  In a small, tight-knit town, the cheerleading program strives to provide basic necessities to every student in local schools and allow families to have access to food banks year round.  In just the past two years, the cheerleaders have proudly donated $2,500 to the Snoqualmie local food banks. How? With empty bowls. Every winter, the cheerleaders spend two afternoons designing and creating beautiful ceramic bowls at their local middle schools. Students, ... Read more