The role of a spirit leader goes beyond leading the crowd from the sidelines or competing for a trophy. It’s about being a positive leader in your community and ambassador for your university, no matter the circumstances. Although going back to school this fall is going to look different across America, the primary role of a cheerleader or dancer remains the same – support the success of others and create a welcoming, spirited atmosphere for all.
Here’s how your spirit program can get involved:
At games, the primary role of a cheerleader or dancer is to rally the crowd and support the success of others. While most sporting events are taking an extended timeout, we must refocus our efforts to the people who need our support right now. Reach out to your local hospitals, fire stations and other essential businesses that are open to see how you can help these local heroes.
With everyone inside more than usual, physical fitness for some may be taking a back seat. Aid your students, professors, staff, alumni and fans through this phase of social distancing and encourage them to make exercise a part of their routine by organizing a virtual race. A virtual race can have participants from any location within a predetermined time. Photos shared by participants during their walk/run can further be shared on social media. Try to get other sports teams to participate like the football or basketball teams to hype up the event even more. You can turn the event into a fundraiser for the university or for a charity of your choice.
The power of a handwritten note is stronger than ever in our new virtual world. Each cheerleader or dancer on your team can commit to writing one letter a day to your alumni thanking them for their support. Be sure to personalize it with their name and include a direct call to action.
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Varsity SpiritCustomer Service
Varsity Spirit Corporate
6745 Lenox Center Court, Suite 300Memphis, TN 38115
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