Varsity Spirit to Host 2020 Special Events at Universal Orlando Resort

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Oct 20, 2020

MEMPHIS, Tenn. October 20, 2020Varsity Spirit—the global leader in apparel, camps and competitions for cheerleaders, dance teams and bands, and a division of Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition—announced that its 2020 Special Events will be held at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. These events will include the Orlando Thanksgiving Tour, the Varsity Spirit Spectacular and the Citrus Bowl Pre-Game Performance with hotel accommodations and thrilling theme park experiences at Universal Orlando Resort.

The cheerleaders, dancers and mascots invited to perform at these events will be a combination of Team Captains, Co-Captains and Officers, Varsity Spirit Summer Camp Team Trophy Winners and a select group Varsity Spirit All-Americans. All-Americans are chosen during tryouts held at Varsity Spirit summer camps or via a virtual tryout process, with only the top 12% selected.

“I am thrilled that these excellent athletes will have the chance to perform and experience our Special Events at Universal Orlando,” said Bill Seely, Varsity Spirit President. “We are honored to provide them a one-of-a-kind opportunity, where they will meet and connect with cheerleaders, dancers and mascots from across the country, and enjoy a safe and memorable holiday season at the Universal Orlando parks.”

The carefully managed reopening of the Universal Orlando Resort comes with stringent new health and safety procedures in place. Enhanced safety guidelines include social distancing, health screenings and sanitizing, among others.

Attendees will experience an action-packed trip with an exclusive performance opportunity inside the gates of Universal Studios Florida. Across the award-winning, three-park destination, attendees can embark on incredible adventures, like causing mischief with the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” coming face-to-face with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the corridors of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much more.

The Varsity Spirit Special Event and All-American program is celebrating more than 30 years of honoring camp standouts. The camp brands represented at Varsity Spirit’s Special Events include Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), National Dance Alliance (NDA), United Spirit Association (USA) and Urban Cheerleading Experience (UCE). For more information, including dates, pricing and qualifying information, visit or contact Melanie Berry at

About Varsity Spirit
Memphis-based Varsity Spirit, the driving force behind cheerleading’s dynamic transformation into the high-energy, athletic activity it is today, is the leading global source for all things spirit, including cheerleading, dance team and performing arts. A division of Varsity Brands, Varsity Spirit is a leader in uniform innovation, as well as educational camps, clinics and competitions, impacting more than a million athletes each year. Focused on safety, entertainment and traditional school leadership, Varsity Spirit’s 5,000+ employees have been dedicated to celebrating school spirit through its brands since 1974. For more information about Varsity Spirit or Varsity Brands, please visit or

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