5 Ways to #TeamUp4StJude this September

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Show your gold, for the fight against childhood cancer.

Varsity Spirit partners with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer, and we need your help! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which means it is time to #ShowYourGold this football season by planning a pep rally, spirit week or game day and rallying your school together to make a difference!

Here are 5 ways to Team Up for St. Jude this September:

  1. Gold Out Spirit Day: Time to take a look in your closet and find some golden attire for a #GoldOut spirit day! On the Friday of game day, encourage your student body to show their support for the fight against childhood cancer by wearing their best golden apparel to school. Keep the party going by decking out the stadium with gold signs, rooter poms and face painting stations! Love the shirt you see in the photo above? For every t-shirt sold, Varsity Spirit will donate $10 back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Click here to shop!

  1. Ticket Sales for St. Jude: Rally your community together for a cause! Talk to your athletic director about the possibility to donate a fraction of ticket sales from game day to support St. Jude. This is a great way to encourage attendance at games and come together as a community to make a difference. Once the amount has been counted, be sure to announce how much was raised during halftime!
  1. Halftime “Miracle Minute”: Grab some buckets, cover the outside with gold cardstock, and then tie ribbons on the handles to make donation buckets for each cheerleader. During halftime, have your announcer explain that you will be collecting donations for St. Jude Children’s Hospital – but only for a minute! Once the 60-second countdown begins, play some upbeat music and spread out around the stadium to collect as many donations as possible.

  1. Class Competition for the Cure: Which class can raise the most for the cure? Seniors? Freshmen? Let’s find out! Put four large posters in the front of your school with each class name and a graph that visually shows how much each grade has raised. Throughout the week, see which class will take the lead as your color rises with the raised funds each day. Create some hype by awarding the winning class at the end of the week with a pizza party, after game dance or even just bragging rights!
  1. Register for a St. Jude Game Day! St. Jude has made showing your support easier than ever. Register for a St. Jude Game Day and St. Jude will provide all the materials necessary for creating the ultimate golden game day experience! The top 5 fundraising schools will have the opportunity to bring 3 students and 1 advisor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee for an all-expense paid trip to the 2020 Leadership Experience.

Will your school be using any of these ideas?
Be sure to tag @varsityspirit and @stjude on social media with the hashtags #TeamUp4StJude and #ShowYourGold so we can share your support all September long!

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