By Allie Burd
What once began as girls and boys with a dream, the Red Lion Cheerleading Competition Squad has achieved their goal of making it to championships, placing fifth in the state and county champions.
RLC is looking to further their accomplishments by going to nationals this year which will be held at Walt Disney World in Florida. However, they will be relying on people’s help to do it.
Throughout the course of the season, the squad will be doing various forms of fundraising to help pay for all competitions this year. Fundraisers will include hosting competitions, community nights, car washes, and bake sales.
The biggest fundraiser of the year will be November 15, when they host a cheerleading expedition at the Red Lion High School. High school competition squads will come from many different counties for a chance to win a first place title at a competition at Red Lion.
Spectators are encouraged at this competition, and it will be judged by the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA). UCA judges many high school competitions all over the nation.
“We’re hoping that we get a good turnout with it being judged by UCA, I think that will bring squads in considering that’s who will be judging things like districts and counties,” RLC Coach Ms. Ashleigh Reinert said.
Along with hosting the competition, RLC will have programs to help raise money. “If we have a program for the competition, we’re going around to the community and asking people if they’d like an ad featured in it.”
The squad is also looking for sponsorships as another form of fundraising because it benefits the squad as well as benefitting the sponsors involved.
Car washes will also be held at Metro Bank during the season. All donations benefit the squad, and any amount helps.