Spirit of Hope Grand Nationals

Charlotte, NC
1/15/2022 – 1/16/2022

Universal Spirit

Spirit of Hope National Championship is more than an amazing event, it is a way for cheerleaders to get involved in a wonderful cause.

Spirit of Hope is named after a young girl, Hope Stout.  As a 12-year-old, she was diagnosed with a rare form of osteosarcoma. When given the opportunity to have almost any wish fulfilled by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hope’s wish was that the other 155 Wish kids would be granted their wishes.

The Spirit of Hope is about sharing her selflessness, putting others first, having an attitude of gratitude.

2022 Championship Information

Spirit of Hope 2022 - General Information

Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202

Our team is here for your team. The following staff members can assist your program with this event.

Event Health & Safety Information

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

  • Coaches Registration, 4:00pm – 8:00pm *All teams must register Friday night
  • Friday night practice. Register prior to arriving to the Warm Up Arena.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 – Click here for the schedule!

  • Day 1 of competition – All Divisions Level 1-7 (Hall A, Hall C, Crown Ballroom)
  • Prep Teams compete Afternoon/Early Evening (Crown Ballroom)
  • Prep & Novice Awards 7:30pm. All awards ceremonies will happen virtually for spectators and athletes to view on the Universal Spirit Facebook page.
  • Coaches are required to pick up ALL awards, outside of Richardson Ballroom. Awards will not be mailed post event.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 – Click here for the schedule!

  • Day 2 of competition – All Divisions Level 1-7 (Hall A, Hall, Crown Ballroom)
  • All awards ceremonies will happen virtually and posted on the Universal Spirit Facebook page for spectators and athletes to view throughout the day on Sunday according to the awards schedule. Click here for the awards schedule!
  • Coaches are required to pick up ALL awards, outside of Richardson Ballroom. Awards will not be mailed post event.
Doors into the Charlotte Convention Center will open at 6:30am. Doors into the competition arenas will open to the public each day at:
  • Crown Ballroom: 7:30am
  • Arena A: 8:00am
  • Arena C: 8:00am

Spirit of Hope 2022 - Spectator Information

Spectators, Athletes & Coaches are required to wear a mask while inside the facility. Plastic face shields are not considered masks and may only be worn in addition to a mask.

Click here for the Spectator Packet including the Competition and Awards Schedule!

Join the Specator Band

Spectator Pricing: CASH OR ONLINE TICKETS
• Admissions will be open on Friday night from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Get your wristbands and skip the line Saturday morning! Spectators will be allowed into the venue to view all performances.

Adult Admission (Adult: 17 years – to 64 years old)
$25.00 1-DAY/$45.00 2-DAY
Child, Senior and Military Admission (Child: 6 years to 16 years old; Senior: 65 years + old)
$15.00 1-DAY/$25.00 2-DAY 

Ages 5 and under are FREE

Click here to purchase tickets online now. *Additional fees for online ticket purchases may apply.

Awards
All awards ceremonies will happen virtually for coaches, athletes and spectators to view throughout the day according to the awards schedule on the Universal Spirit Facebook page. Coaches are required to pick up ALL awards, outside of Richardson Ballroom. Awards will not be mailed post event.

Spirit of Hope 2022 - Housing

Spirit of Hope 2022 Housing is now CLOSED. After December 21, 2021 all reservation changes/cancellations can be made by contacting your hotel directly.

If you have any questions please reach out to housing at vaschousing@varsity.com

Spirit of Hope 2022 - Bid Information

The Cheerleading Worlds
5 PAID Bids, 15 At-Large Bids

  • CLICK HERE for the General Varsity All Star Requirements for Bids to the USASF Cheerleading World Championship.

The Summit
3 PAID Bids, 5 At-Large Bids, 4 INT At-Large Bids

The D2 Summit
3 PAID Bids, 5 At-Large Bids

The Regional Summit
Points Race

The U.S. Finals
Golden Tickets

The Quest
At-Large Bid

Spirit of Hope 2022 - Housing

For your convenience we have secured attendee blocks with amazing rates specifically for you throughout the city for this event. We have successfully negotiated team friendly terms and conditions with each of our host hotels to take the worry and hassle out of booking hotel accommodations so that you can focus on your team’s preparation and performance. Booking through our convenient booking link is required for all athletes, coaches and spectators attending this event. Reserve your Spirit of Hope Hotel Room Here!

EXCEPTIONS TO THE POLICY
It is not our intent to force anyone to pay for a hotel room that wouldn’t otherwise need one. Individuals within the Charlotte surrounding area and within a 75-mile radius are exempt from this policy. We also exempt individuals for the following main reasons noted below. Other reasons may be exempt but listed below are the main exemptions.

(1) Utilizing hotel points for your entire stay- you must submit a copy of your reservation confirmation to confirm you are using your points for your whole stay.(2) Military members who qualify for reduced military rates.

Housing exemption forms must be submitted by November 22, 2021 and will be approved by December 3, 2021. Please visit Spirit of Hope Exemption Form to submit your request.

Watch Live

Watch LIVE!

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