Varsity All Star - Team Up For St. Jude

Varsity All Star - Team Up For St. Jude

2015 Team Up for St. Jude Grand Prize Celebration

Varsity Spirit, along with cheerleaders and dancers across the country, have teamed up again with St. Jude to support its life saving mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. 

In October 2014, all star cheerleaders joined the fundraising program to support the cause of St. Jude and help raise awareness and funds for the hospital. Collectively the All Star industry raised over $50,000 through online fundraising pages!

The top all star gyms teams who raised the most money for St. Jude were awarded an all-expense paid trip to Memphis, TN for three members of their gym, as well as a coach or sponsor.

After arriving into Memphis, the athletes were taught a line dance and shuttled to the Target House where patient families are housed if they need to have treatment by St. Jude for 3 months or longer. Our fundraisers toured the facilities and then began to prepare for a patient activity and serving dinner. It was heart-warming to watch the patients and cheerleaders bond over crafts, glow sticks and the rocking dance party! One patient proudly wore a 2015 Cheerleading Worlds Champion medal given to her by her new friend, Katie Bachman, from the top fundraising team, World Cup Shooting Stars. How adorable!

Our top fundraising gyms also participated in a recognition breakfast held at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They soon after were given a tour of the hospital where they realized that St. Jude goes above and beyond for patient care extending into dental exams, graduations and even specialty services for family members. Athletes met some very special St. Jude patients and their families at the hospital by helping design specialty headbands, bows and bowties. They even had the pleasure to meet Tyler, a patient known for his spunky personality and belly-aching jokes!

We are extremely proud of these gyms and look forward to see who will be making the trip next summer to St. Jude!

Congratulations to the top gyms! 

WORLD CUP ALL STARS 

Freehold

NJ

$18,193.00

CNY STORM

Herkimer

NY

$4,181.60

SOCAL SELECT ALLSTARS         

San Diego

CA

$3,181.00

LOUISIANA ATHLETICS 

Baton Rouge

LA

$2,900.00

CHEERFORCE

Fresno

CA

$2,210.94

CC CHAMPS ALL STARS 

Waldwick

NJ

$1,671.11

Crafts at the Target House  Rockin the dance party 
World Cup sharing their Championship Medal Headband making at St. Jude 

For questions on the Team Up for St. Jude program or to see how your team did, please email Ashlee Wagoner at awagoner@varsity.com

 

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