An Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader
This is a guest post from out good friend Elizabeth Morgan an alumnae of the CFL Toronto Argonauts, CFL Hamilton Tiger Cats and NFL Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders.
On October 18 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, fans were treated to an exciting halftime show performed by the CFL Toronto Argos Cheerleader Alumni. The event was part of the Argos’ annual PINK game to raise money and awareness for women’s cancers. This year’s cause specifically was Ovarian cancer. Touches of teal were sported by the ladies, among the PINK and of course, the Argos’ traditional double blue colours.
Elizabeth on the field
Close to 100 ladies, who cheered for the Argos from the 1970’s up to 2013, performed a five-minute routine that featured retro, rock, hip hop and pop music. After just a few pre-event rehearsals and a quick run-through all together before the game, the talented ladies of the double blue took to the field at half-time to thunderous applause. They danced while video images of the Argos cheerleaders from many decades graced the Jumbotron.
The groups who performed include the ‘Double Blue Thunder’ Argos Alumni Cheerleaders (1996-2013) and the Argos Sunshine Girls (1970’s-1996).
Group shot of our 1996-2013 gang, at our second rehearsal
Women’s cancers have touched the lives of each of these alumni, either directly or through family members/friends battling the disease. Thus, this performance was an important demonstration of support and of teamwork to further research, treatment and support.
The Toronto Argos played the Montreal Alouettes at this home game. While the Argos lost this particular game, it was still a resounding victory for the ladies and the PINK cause!
Group shot of all the ladies on the field right after we performed the halftime show.
Besides the game performance itself, this experience represented a special opportunity to reconnect with former teammates, share memories and enjoy time together with our Alumni sisters. Following the game we danced the night away in downtown Toronto! I was honoured to participate in this game with my fellow Alumni for the fourth year in a row and we are already looking forward to next year!
October is the Sport Fanatic dream month. MLB, NFL & NHL all in action.
The Tampa Bay Lightning started their very optimistic season with an opening night overtime victory against the Florida Panthers. Kudos to the players but of course the Lightning Girls are also doing their part as the newly named Amalie Arena is rocking with cheers.
The fan favorite 14 member squad is led by captains Heather and Allison. Enjoy the photos from the first week.
Erica and Kori
Isabella and Rachael
[Lightning Girls Gallery]
[Tampa Bay Lightning Girls]
Get in on the action and help fight pediatric cancer by purchasing one of the Patriots Cheerleaders game-worn Devon Still jerseys!
On Sunday, October 5th, the Patriots Cheerleaders turned in their uniforms for Cincinnati Bengals Devon Still jerseys as a show of support for Still’s 4 year old daughter, Leah, who has been battling cancer. Get in on the action and help fight pediatric cancer by purchasing one of the Patriots Cheerleaders game-worn Devon Still jerseys! The jerseys were autographed by the 2014 Patriots Cheerleaders after the game, and each jersey comes complete with a Patriots ProShop Certificate of Authenticity. All of the profits from the sale of these jerseys will go through the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and be earmarked for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in support of pediatric cancer care and research. This is your opportunity to get a really special item and help a great cause in the process, check out the link.
Auditions for the Philadelphia Soulmates are next month. To give hopefuls an idea of what to expect during the audition process, the squad held workshop, where we learned what NOT to do when trying out.
Sarrah playing the part of a G0-Go Dancer
Lora sports big hoop earrings among other no-nos.
Carley might be dressed appropriately for a hip-hop audition but not for Soulmates tryouts.
You can’t tell from this photo but Kayia has an uncovered tattoo.
Maurisa shows off the proper audition look.
It wasn’t all gag auditions though, participants learned a routine and then performed at a mock audition.
Samantha warms up the class.
Soulmates and workshop attendees.
[Soulmates Workshop Gallery]
[Soulmate Auditions are November 1st]
A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
We saw a lot of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month last week, but nobody does pink quite like the Sea Gals! You have to love ‘em. HUGE thanks to the team’s Director/Choreographer
Sherri Thompson for these fantastic BIG photos of the ladies in action last weekend. (Click each photo to view full size.)
…and I promise you, sooner or later, I’m gettin’ me a pair of those pink boots. Don’t know where I’ll wear them, but they will be mine. Oh yes.
Christian is in her sophomore year with the team.
Zoe is also in her second year on the team.
Jessica, now in her fourth year, is definitely a fan favorite
Leisel in the front, and De’Djuana in the back are both newbies on the team this year.
Courtney is a much beloved 7th year veteran.
Kelsey is a fourth year vet.
Kinda makes you want to be a Sea Gal, doesn’t it?
Kings Vision gives you an all-access look at the first day of auditions for the LA Kings Ice Crew. See who made the cut for Day 2!
Last Sunday was very colorful inside Ray Jay Stadium in Tampa. The Buccaneer players were BLACK and BLUE before the first quarter ended. The halftime showcase performance was endzone to endzone PINK and it seemed like the only fans who stayed for the second half all had PURPLE jerseys on.
My only comments regarding the Buc’s football play against the Ravens is “No Comment Sir”.
The Buccaneer hierarchy, in concert with the TBBC, did a masterful job with the halftime presentation. Hundreds of invited guests on the field designed human pink ribbons for the breast cancer awareness salute. The USF cheer and dance teams also were in attendance performing stunts. Kudos out to Tara Battiato and her team for a great entertainment show.
Enjoy the photos:
[Bucs Cheerleaders Gallery]
[Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders]
By Sibile Marcellus
Dancing along Wall Street in New York City you can find Gotham City Cheerleaders practicing their amazing moves. These girls are intense and they mean business both in rehearsal and in the parking lot during Giants games. In their quest to be the Giants cheerleaders, the Gotham City Cheerleaders have rehearsals on Wednesdays and on Saturdays for several hours, as you can see these girls mean business and the Giant fans love them!
Gotham City Cheer-Captain, Bri Anna Barnett, talks a little about what it takes to be a Gotham City Cheerleader.
“We as members of the team, we are always on our toes. Can’t let our fitness slack, because you can always be replaced,” she said.
While the Giants NFL team has never had their own cheerleaders, fan of the Big Blue have nothing bad to say about these ladies.
“You see when the girls show up everyone’s faces light up, all the cameras come out and it’s a different dynamic. It’s excellent. Giants notoriously don’t have cheerleaders. So to have these girls out here in parking lot with us getting the crowd going right before the game is excellent,” one fan said.
The Executive Director of the Gotham City Cheerleaders, Ana De Villegas, wants to make sure that everyone knows the true role of a cheerleader.
“The goal is to be the entertainment for pre-game and halftime shows. People have preconception we want to be on sidelines. That’s not the case,” she said.
Some fans can’t seem to understand why the Giants are the only team without their own official cheerleaders.
“I don’t really understand what the deal is. The Jets have cheerleaders. Everybody has cheerleaders. Everybody loves cheerleaders. I don’t think there are words to explain how hot they are,” one male fan said.
[Gotham City Cheerleaders]
A member of the LA Clippers Spirit
The Utica Comets of the American Hockey League are proud to announce the final roster for Sitrin Comettes Dance Team.
The Sitrin Comettes are a 13 member high-energy dance team that will entertain fans at Comets home games throughout the 2014-15 season. The Comettes will also be very active in the community by appearing and performing at events throughout Mohawk Valley.
Tryouts for the Comettes dance team took place on Friday, Aug. 22 at Tony’s AUDelicious Deli & Sports Bar. Over 35 girls from the Mohawk Valley attended tryouts. The Comets and Sitrin would like to thank everyone that tried out for the team, as well as the celebrity judges. The final decision was not an easy one.
The Comets and Sitrin are proud to announce that the following 13 girls made the Comettes final roster:
A member of the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush
By Josh Katzowitz
Perhaps you think that it’s rather cliché to ask your significant other to marry you in front of tens of thousands of people at a sporting event, where your answer will be recorded on the stadium’s video board.
But what if the marriage proposal took place on the field among your work colleagues, and he was dressed handsomely in his military uniform? That would be a pretty tough request to turn down, right?
Fortunately, that was the case for US Air Force captain Erick Straub, who proposed to Cardinals cheerleader Claire Thornton during the first half of the Washington-Arizona game on Sunday. Considering she’s showing off the ring in the above photo, –and by the evidence from this video — I assume she said “yes.”
But Thornton wasn’t the only NFL cheerleader to get engaged. Falcons cheerleader Sydney was also betrothed this weekend, via the Falcons cheerleaders’ Instagram page.
So, a hearty Mazel Tov to all the affected parties. May your happiness continue to grow even when all the recording cameras are switched off.
The Orlando Prowler Dancers— my final backlog album that got caught up in our web site problems.
I attended the Predators first round playoff victory game, against the Pittsburgh Power, which was played on the UCF college campus. Next season the team, under new ownership, will return to the Orlando Amway Arena for home field games.
The Prowler Dancers are a very cohesive attractive group of professional dancers who truly enjoy performing in such an electric atmosphere as Arena Football Playoffs. The action is quick, the fans are close and winning is sweet.
Our thanks go to Prowler Director, Billie O’Hara, for giving UltimateCheerleaders access to her talented ladies. Wishing everyone a relaxing off season except for Sara and Cassie—both of whom which are moving on to dance in the NBA for the Orlando Magic.
I enjoyed photographing the Prowler Dancers—a fun group.
Trista — Co Captain
Cassie — Co Captain, selected to Dream Team at ArenaBowl
Sara — Moving on the Magic with Cassie
Ashley and Jessie
Chelsea and her #1 fan
Dance Performance of night
[Orlando Predators Prowlers]