Thank you to everyone who participated in last year's USASF Give Back Project!
Giving hope and motivating others is something All Star cheer and dance athletes do naturally. Many of you reach out in your communities and go the extra mile to spread kindness — and the USASF celebrates that! To showcase all of the fantastic things #AllStarNation does, the USASF Give Back Project was back for a second year and every project submitted was impactful. Congratulations to the six projects that were selected as the top this year and thank you to FloCheer and Inside Publications for their support of these amazing athletes!
Bryn was able to put together Thanksgiving meals for families in need through her leadership in her program. 50 families in her community were able to have a holiday meal when they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. Way to go Bryn!
Utah Fusion All Stars created an athlete-led Fusion Service Committee. Three members of this committee: Brityn, Daisy, and Chayla headed up a food and clothing drive. They kicked it off at the season-beginning showcase and asked athletes and families to donate specific food items, coats, hats, gloves, socks, shoes and underwear. Together they were able to assemble 150 weekend kits, 150 snack packs, purchase $1,000 of grocery gift cards to go to homeless students, box additional food donations, and many clothing items. Total donations were over $5,000 and will serve over 300 students in their own schools and communities.
Cameron collected new and handmade blankets for a variety of organizations in his community. After setting a goal of 200 blankets, an inter-gym competition was launched. It grew to become a program vs. program challenge and 191 blankets were collected for the community from one location!
Blankets were donated to Project Linus, Ronald McDonald House, Fisher House Ft. Sam Houston, Family Violence Prevention, Boysville, Inc., Haven for Hope, Tradition Elementary, Garden Ridge Elementary and Sippel Elementary. In total 216 blankets were collected and distributed.
Jayeleigh’s project involved all the athletes at her gym and benefited over 1200 people. They were able to collect over 5000 items and distribute them in 100 baskets all over the community.
Jillian included many of the minis in her program and reached out to homeless people throughout Volusia County Florida. For her, the most beneficial part of the project was helping out the homeless and educating her teammates on mental wellness and how these blankets can affect the homeless.
Many participants chose to use USASF initiatives and project ideas from our affiliates and partners. Don't forget, if you're a member you have resources right at your fingertips in your MEMBER PORTAL. Log in today to find inspiration for your next give back project.
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