Here are a few of the many organizations we support, and encourage cheerleaders to support along with us:
Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity
Varsity Spirit partners with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Each summer, we ask every cheerleader or dancer attending a Varsity Spirit camp to send five letters to friends and family around the country, asking for donations to the renowned hospital. In order to become credentialed, every cheerleader or dancer on a team must fill out one letter. In the fall, the fundraising continues at Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity Game Day events. Cheerleaders and dancers invite their student bodies, teachers and communities to join fundraising efforts by hosting a spirit week, filled with class challenges, pep rallies and a game benefitting St. Jude. Cheerleaders and dancers have already raised $3.6M for this amazing organization.
Visit varsity.com/stjude for more information.
The Sparkle Effect
“When everyone cheers, everyone wins.” That’s The Sparkle Effect’s motto, and we couldn’t agree more. Since 2009, The Sparkle Effect has worked tirelessly to increase access to cheer and dance by creating teams that include and adapt to students with and without disabilities. To date, The Sparkle Effect has generated more than 160 teams from coast to coast. Interested in joining the movement? The Sparkle Effect provides everything needed to get started, including a QuickStart kit, grants for new Varsity Spirit Fashion uniforms, and free on-site training. Learn more at www.TheSparkleEffect.org