Earlier this week, high school cheerleaders, coaches and mascots joined together for the first-ever Katy ISD Cheer for Charity Showcase.
The event allowed for squads to join forces in an attempt to raise money for the Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus – and they proves quite successful, raising just over $3,000 for playrooms at the facility.
Approximately 650 patrons attended the Katy TX event, which featured varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads, representing each of the Katy ISD high schools. Each of the high school’s mascots also joined in on the fun, taking part in a combined performance.
“It was good to see the cheerleaders and mascots from all schools congratulating each other on their performances at the end of the evening,” Bob Bryant, Katy ISD Director of Fine Arts, told the Katy Times. “This is another example that shows that, though we have many schools here, Katy ISD is one community working together.”
During the planning and organization of the fundraising event, cheerleading coaches from all campuses created a list of popular charity choices, submitted by their squads, and voted on who would be the final recipient—the resulting choice being the Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.
“I think it was perfect timing with the opening of the west campus,” stated Amy McConnell, psychology teacher and cheerleading coach at Taylor High School. “Plus, it’s great to see students doing something for the youth in
According to the Katy Times, a check presentation to Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is scheduled for Monday, April 11.
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