Top All Star Fundraisers Grand Prize Visit
Varsity Spirit and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® were honored to celebrate nine of the top fundraising all star cheerleading gyms from the 2015-2016 season. These gyms along with 31 additional all star programs joined in the “Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity” campaign and raised more than $111,000 for St. Jude this year. In the second year of the all star program, fundraising has more than doubled and we are very proud of the all star community for helping join in the fight to cure childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.
The all star gyms that raised the most for St. Jude were invited to Memphis for a Grand Prize visit. This included a visit to the Target House where they served dinner to patient families and participated in arts and crafts with the kids. The group also got to tour the hospital, and were celebrated at a recognition breakfast at St Jude’s Domino's Event Center.
The visit was an inspirational one for all involved. Nicole Podraza, owner of Thunder Elite from Bryan, Texas, absolutely loved the experience, “We have so many new ideas for this year. We are going to get started NOW!, she said. “It was so incredibly touching.”
Here are our TOP fundraising teams from this past season:
Top Small Gym Fundraisers:
Chico Cheer All Stars from Chico, CA ($1,865)
Thunder Elite All Stars from Bryan, TX ($2,670.25)
SoCal Select All Stars from Poway, CA ($2,937)
Legacy Tumble & Cheer from Carthage, TX ($3,632)
Tumble express Gymnastics from Brazil, IN ($11,328)
Top Large Gym Fundraisers:
Louisiana Athletics from Baton Rouge, LA ($4,530)
Top Gun All Stars, Miami, FL ($5, 710)
Heat Athletics from Sussex, WI ($7,155)
Cheer Extreme All Stars from Colfax, NC ($7,500)
World Cup All Stars from Freehold, NJ ($17,805)
Varsity All Star has already re-committed to St. Jude for the 2016-2017 season, and has set a goal of raising $250,000 for the hospital. Sign up your gym today!