Category: America Needs Cheerleaders

Caston Community Service Spreads Spirit

For the cheerleaders in Caston, Indiana, #UCAcamp isn’t just a time to learn new skills and fresh material. It’s also an opportunity to give back to their local community while enjoying some team bonding time. The Caston cheerleading program has made it a tradition to do a community service project every summer during their home camp. “We do our own private camp, so we do lots of extra activities during the 3-4 days to make camp special,” Caston High School Cheer Coach Ellen King said. Caston cheerleaders work on these projects during lunch breaks, before camp starts each day and ... Read more

More Than Friday Night Lights and Championship Trophies

In the eyes of the Crestwood High School cheerleaders, being a member of the team is about so much more than competition season and Friday Night Lights. Instead, the team is very focused on community involvement and how they can be positive ambassadors for the Crestwood School District. This season, the Crestwood cheerleaders are going above and beyond with community service while still maintaining a busy game day and competition schedule. With a long list of community events and volunteer efforts, the team is striving to maintain a positive atmosphere within the Crestwood community. One of the largest initiatives set ... Read more

USA Cheer Makes a Wish Come True

After Lizzy’s diagnosis put her cheerleading career on hold, she had one dream: to meet the best cheerleaders in the USA. The Make a Wish Foundation contacted USA Cheer in order to make this happen. Lizzy, now an honorary member of the US National Team, wasn’t the only one impacted by the experience. “The teams were excited to meet Lizzy and I can say that she had just as much of a profound impact on the teams as the teams had on her,” said Director of US National Teams Tony Nash. Lizzy had the opportunity to participate in multiple US ... Read more