We all know that spirit week can be costly. So to help defray the cost the cheerleaders put on a hot lunch for the students. Hot lunches are a special treat at our school so for your school if they are a regular occurrence then it might not work. We normally just serve Pizza.
Langs Auto is a BIG supporter of ours and this year to show our gratitude we decided to support them for a change. So for one of our games instead of wearing our cheerleading vests we wore their company shirts and hats. We put up posters to promote the business. They gave us extra shirts to throw out to the crowd. They loved it. This would be a good fundraiser or a cool Spirit week idea. Tell a company that you will promote their business if they will make a donation to your squad.
Every year we host what we call our Parent/Alumni Game. Since we have a volleyball team and a basket ball team, both teams play that night. The past graduates (alumni) and the parents of the players come out and challenge the teams. Normally the volleyball games are co-ed and the basketball game is just for men. This is a great time to promote school fundraisers and maybe have a few other things out to raise some money such as having a bake sale and whatnot. Here at PBS it is normally our first game of the season, or if we need another home game for spirit week. It is a great way to raise money, get the families of the church and school involved, and catch up with all of the past graduates. Advertising the night is key!!!!
This year my squad had what we call a cheerleading clinic. We brought in all of the elementary girls who were too young to be on the cheerleading squad and we taught them our cheers (the easy ones). For just $5 these “wanna be” cheerleaders got the opportunity to cheer with us the first half, and half time of our Parent Alumni game (parents/alumni vs the teams) These girls just loved it. We started out “cheerleading practice” with them just as we did normally. Then we broke them up into two groups to teach them the sideline cheers one on one. We taught them time out cheers, quarter cheers and a half time cheer. We ended practice with putting up the little girls in our mounts including an extension prep (4 person lift). For the little girls “uniform” they used their P.E. clothes.