A Phoenix Suns Dancer
The Tampa Bay Lightning opened the season last Thursday with an exciting overtime victory versus the Philadelphia Flyers. Props to the NHL for implementing the new 3 on 3 format in overtime. Helter-Skelter action goal to goal.
The Lightning Girls loss some impressive talent to retirement but added some great rookie keepers. Hooray!!!
Kori, Erica, Elena, Cady, Alyssa (captain), Taelor, Taylor, Liz, Amy, Erin.
Fan favorite alum captain Crystal returns to be coach and mentor to the squad.
Rachael starts the season on the injury list.
Rookie Taylor, Miami Dolphin Cheer alum, joins the squad after relocating to Tampa.
Veterans Erica and Taelor
Kori and rookie Elena
Rookies Anna and Erin
Kori, inattentive Kelly, Alyssa and Erica
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The Texans Cheerleaders donned their pink boots for Thursday Night Football and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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A Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader
My first year as a Sweetheart of the Horseshoe was in 2009 and I’m excited to be back on the team this year! I’ve had such great opportunities being part of this organization. I was able to travel to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. Being in Florida the week before the big game was an experience I’ll never forget. I was also able to perform downtown when Super Bowl XLVI was in Indianapolis. That week was awesome and incredibly busy with appearances! I sang in front of thousands of fans on Georgia St. and performed on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. This year, I traveled to Honduras with some of my teammates to perform for our military. We were able to zip line through the trees, site see, and perform two shows – all in less than 2 days! Another exciting trip I took this year was to Mexico for our calendar shoot. We had a blast being on the beach together.
I’m very thankful to have a strong support system off the field. My family and friends are so encouraging of me to reach my goals. My mom has been and always will be my #1 fan and I’m SO appreciative of everything she does for me. THANK YOU, MOMMA! She, as well as my mamaw and papaw, never miss a game! I’m lucky to have them in the stands cheering on their cheerleader! I also want to give a shout-out to my big sister and little brother, I love you! A big thank you to my Colts Cheer sisters. They are so motivating during practice, which makes it even more fun! They are sweet, talented, and smart and I’m proud of each of them!
I’m very grateful to be on the field again this year! Let’s make this year a great one, Colts fans! GO HORSE!
This past Sunday the Colts held their Breast Cancer Awareness game against the Jaguars. What part of this game stuck out to you most?
Sunday’s game was about so much more than football. It was truly inspiring to see the women in pink on the field knowing that they had fought or are currently fighting breast cancer. It brought tears to my eyes. I was able to meet a few of them before the game and talking with them was very humbling. My life has been forever changed by cancer so this game meant a lot to me. My mom and dad were both diagnosed with cancer. My dad went through numerous rounds of chemo and, sadly, passed away three years ago. Cancer has affected so many lives. It was wonderful to see Colts fans (and cheerleaders!) dressed in pink to bring awareness to breast cancer.
How long have you been dancing?
I have been dancing since I was three years old. I started at a dance studio on the south side of Indy called The Dance Refinery. I took dance there until I was a senior in high school. I trained in many styles of dance including tap, jazz, pointe, and ballet. Ciara and Natalie also took dance classes at TDR so it’s fun to be dancing with them again as Colts Cheerleaders. Ciara was actually my trio partner and now we are on the same squad! Aside from dancing, I also sing and have been in numerous musicals. At the age of nine, I toured in The Sound of Music across the US and Asia as Brigitta Von Trapp on the Broadway Tour!
Aside from being a Colts Cheerleader, you are a full time Emergency Department RN. What is your favorite and hardest part of this career?
I love working in the Emergency Department because each day is so different from the last. I have learned a lot working there the past year. I’m able to see and meet all types of people. One patient can come in with a sore throat and the next patient might need electrical cardioversion because of an irregular heartbeat! It’s all very exciting. I work from 7pm-7am so the hardest part of my job is the schedule! It can be rough after working a long night, sleeping only a couple of hours and then having to be ready and focused for practice. But all those hours of sleep lost is definitely worth it!
Your favorite dish to cook is…
My mamaw’s homemade banana bread. It’s a secret recipe and it is delicious!
What is your favorite song to dance to right now?
I went to the Taylor Swift concert a couple weeks ago when she was in Indy so right now I enjoy dancing to her 1989 album!
The Buccaneers suffered their 11th straight regular season home loss going back to 2013. Wow, even a dead mouse can fine the cheese sometime!!!
The cheerleaders continued to hold down the fort as the rain showers came and went at least 5 different times during the game. If they are performing in the elements then we stay on our photoshoot. Kudos to Tara Battiato and her RainDears.
Come On Man. The fans, cheerleaders, stadium staff, etc deserve a victory. Even with all the player alumni in the house supporting Mike Alstott’s “Ring of Honor” induction, the long awaited return to the victory column remained elusive.
The Jacksonville Jaguars make the short trip down to Ray Jay this week. Plenty of tickets available. Wear your pink.
Enjoy the photos:
Lauren and Chloe
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Got an email from our good friend and former NFL and CFL Cheerleader Elizabeth Morgan:
The CFL Argos Alumni Cheerleaders are rehearsing now for their October 23 PINK game halftime show. Five decades of alumni Argo cheerleaders will grace the field for an exciting show! Pictured here are the Double Blue Thunder – the group of ladies from seasons 1996-2014, at rehearsal on October 4 in Toronto. Coordinated by Elizabeth Morgan, Dawn Maracle and Andi Kovesdi, with choreography by Kristy Boyd, these dynamic women are ready to take the field for the cause! The Toronto Argonauts are North America’s longest running professional football team. Next season they move to their new field in Toronto so this is the Cheerleaders’ last performance on the turf that has been their home for a few decades now!
This past month I was honored with the opportunity to go on the NFL Pre-Season military tour with ProTour Productions to Fairbanks Alaska to kick-off the start of the NFL season! This trip was life changing. I met so many amazing people that truly touched my heart. I encountered experiences that I will hold onto forever.
Team Alaska consisted of: ProTour Productions Director; Sandy, Titans Cheerleader; Kate, Titans Mascot; T-Rac, Bengals Cheerleader; Carli, Chiefs Cheerleader; Molly, Colts Cheerleader; Crystal, Ravens Cheerleader; Hillary, Vikings Mascot; Viktor, and I.
In Alaska we visited two bases; Fort Wainright, and Eielson Air Force Base. At these bases we met military men and women that have made so many sacrifices to be there fighting for our country. It was humbling hearing their stories and meeting their families. We spent time having lunch with them, watching the football games with them, visiting schools and daycares, teaching cheer clinics, and we even performed at a pep rally. I will never forget how excited the children were to see us there. That is a memory I will never forget.
Alaska is such a beautiful place. We were able to go on a few adventures while being there. We went hiking at Denali National Park, and even got to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole! I told him all I want for Christmas is a Vikings Super Bowl! I have a good feeling about it (:
I feel so blessed to have been able to represent the MVC and Minnesota Vikings on the tour. I want to thank ProTour Productions and the Minnesota Vikings for the incredible opportunity. It was truly an amazing experience and has touched my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined.
2nd year MVC
A Dallas Stars Ice Girl
A trio of Philadephia Soulmates at Saturday’s audition workshop