Papa Gino’s and the New England Patriots Cheerleaders teamed up to create the first annual Papa Gino’s Pizza & Pom Poms contest awarding four lucky youth cheer squads with a surprise visit by the Patriots Cheerleaders and Pat Patriot Mascot, followed by a pizza party hosted by Papa Gino’s. Coaches and parents were invited to nominate their cheer and dance teams into the contest, and hundreds of amazing entries were received! The four lucky teams selected were the North Providence Jets, the Walpole Junior Rebels, the Merrimack Hawks, and Cheer Factor.
The Patriots Cheerleaders worked closely with each team’s coach to create a unique and fun experience. Cheers, jumps, tumbling, dance and team building breakout groups were arranged and each team was given an opportunity to perform for the Patriots Cheerleaders, showcasing their competition routines and personal skill sets. Following the practice, the Patriots Cheerleaders and Pat Patriot enjoyed the Papa Gino’s pizza party with each team while answering questions, signing autographs and posing for photos. The cheerleaders spoke about their achievements “off the field” as well, promoting the importance of education and community service.
The Papa Gino’s Pizza and Pom Poms contest was a great success! Congratulations to the four winning teams, and thank you to everyone who submitted entries.