The Dawson County High School Cheerleaders hosted their sixth annual cheer camp on Monday at Rock Creek Park.
Spread out across two gymnasiums and ranging in age from 18 to 5, young women and girls jumped, laughed, and ‘spirit-fingered’ their way through multiple routines designed to emphasize the fundamentals of cheerleading.
“We have been so blessed with the girls and parents over the last six years, and their willingness to participate by both volunteering their time and helping with fundraising so all the girls that want to are able to cheer each season,” said Basketball Cheer Coach Christy Perry, the event organizer.
“The girls will be introducing new uniforms this season, and the funds raised in this year’s event have gone a long way to helping us reach our goals,” Perry said.
“Our girls are so involved with the community,” she said. “Many of our girls volunteer their time at the elementary schools reading to the children, being a part of their fall and spring festivals and helping the teachers with preparing for upcoming lessons and events.”
Perry said this year’s fundraising is critical after the updates to uniforms and a new piece of equipment for the girls to use.
“This year we have managed to lay our hands on a T-Shirt cannon,” said Perry. “I am very excited about the opportunity for our sponsors, and the energy that will bring to the games.”