At the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA, 250 girls had a memorable and inspiring cheerleading experience
. The girls, ages 4 to 17, spent a day at a cheer clinic where they were taught dance moves and cheers by none other than NFL Washington Redskins cheerleaders.
The Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities program partnered with the Redskins to sponsor the all-day clinic on July 17. During the first half of the clinic, Virginia State and Matoaca High School cheerleaders
taught the girls; then for the second half, four Redskins cheerleaders taught stretches, a hip-hop routine, and a team cheer.
Attendees and others who were at the event remarked at how delighted the young girls were as they were able to interact with the experienced cheerleaders. What makes this story even more special? Many of the kids that attended were from the inner city and rarely ever get to participate in clinics with professional athletes.
The director of the Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities remarked that it was a "special day" for the girls that attended. Not only did the event encourage the girls to participate in physical activities and exercise
, it inspired many to dream of one day becoming a professional cheerleader, especially since the girls were allowed to ask the Redskins cheerleaders questions, including how to become a Redskins cheerleader.
This clinic isn't anything unordinary for the Redskins cheerleaders. Over the course of one year, the Redskins cheerleaders participate in almost 600 community and outreach events. The cheerleaders know the power they have and use it for good "“ to inspire and teach young girls.
Check out the video below of the Redskins cheerleaders in the act:
The Redskins cheerleaders are just another example of cheerleaders of helping their community
and inspiring young girls to follow their cheer dreams!
: The Richmond Times-Dispatch
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