On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the Patriots Cheerleaders hosted a cheerleading clinic for six youth squads from the New England area. This clinic was a prize for these teams who raised over $45,000 this past year for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Cheer For Dana-Farber Program. Since 2013, this program has engaged New England youth cheerleading squads to raise money for cancer care and research and has raised over $400,000!
Rocket Cheer, Derry Wolverines, Saugus Sachems, South Hadley Cats, Medford Jr. Mustangs, and Wahconah Cheer were among the top fundraising teams who won the clinic prize. The squads rotated through stations led by the Patriots Cheerleaders including jumps, tumbling, stunting, dance technique, cheers and team building. The teams were also surprised with a Patriots Cheerleaders performance. After the performance, squad members introduced themselves and spoke about their achievements in academics, their careers and in the community. The Patriots Cheerleaders also broke out into small groups with the teams, where the youth cheerleaders could ask them questions and learn more about being a NFL cheerleader for the New England Patriots.
Congratulations to all of the squads who participated in Cheer For Dana-Farber for their amazing fundraising efforts!