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Worthy Cause Countdown: These Middle School Cheerleaders Need $973 For Training Camp [UPDATED]

Help send this cheer squad to camp during the 12 Days of Giftmas

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NOTE FROM THE EDITORS: THIS GOAL HAS BEEN MET! BUT YOU CAN GIVE TO ANOTHER WORTHY CAUSE HERE.


From December 14 through December 25, GOOD Sports will feature the worthiest school athletic programs in need of funding.

William M. Colmer Middle School in central Mississippi is made up of 77 percent low-income students who receive free or reduced lunch. But don’t get it twisted—this year Colmer was ranked the tenth best public middle school in the state, as well as its most diverse.

Still, athletic programs struggle. Colmer’s cheer team is funded by parent contributions and local fundraisers. Social studies teacher and cheerleading coach Casey Campbell wants to send the team to an overnight camp hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, and she’s asking for your help.

This year we were able to take 16 bright and talented young ladies on this experience of a lifetime. While there, our middle school liaisons learned that cheerleading means more than just toe touches. It means crowd leading, spirit raising, ambassadors of leadership.

At UCA camps, athletes receive advanced training in choreography, stunts, dance, leadership, and most importantly, Campbell writes, the opportunity to come together as a team.

Please help us send our girls back to camp so they can participate in a once in a lifetime bonding experience. This can really only be provided by an overnight camp where our young girls put down the cell phones and begin to communicate as teammates!

The girls need $1,465 for camp, travel, and accommodation fees. As of this writing, they’re $973 from reaching that goal with 16 days left. Please consider donating here.

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