Sunday, June 22, 2008

And the Spirit Stick Goes to.....

June has always been a special month for Cheer New York. Though the team performs at events ranging from the AIDS Walk to providing entertainment for a Glamour magazine party, its roots will always lie in LGTB events. So the recipient of the June Spirit Stick has to really work hard to represent the team during Pride month.

And the winner of the June Spirit Stick is.........Kelsey M (pictured between captains Tonika and & Manny)! Kelsey has been a part of CNY for almost four years. She was Cheerleader of the Year in 2005 and captain for the 2006-07 season. After Manny and Tonika announced the winner, Kelsey replied "It is such a joy to be a part of this team. You all are my family."

Congratulations Kelsey! Now give us the dirt.

Kelsey, Kelseytrain (because I'm part train), Kels & Kelsaur (because I'm part dinosaur)
Hometown: Durango, Colorado
Occupation: Media Planner for Wal-Mart
When did you join CNY: November 2004
Previous cheer experience: Cheered for 4 years in high school, coached for one year and have been on CNY for approaching 4 years (!!!!).
Favorite stunt: As a base: basket tosses, as a flyer: Scorpion
Favorite CNY moment: Opening ceremonies at Gay Games 2006. I was standing on Soldier Field in Chicago with hundreds of fellow PCA (Pride Cheerleading Association) teams dressed in white from head to toe. We finished our dance routine, looked around at each other and just began to yell and hug and cry and....rejoice the amazing event we were all so lucky to be a part of. I get chills just thinking about it.
Interesting fact about you: Usually being 25 and still a cheerleader is my interesting fact but in this case I guess my interesting fact is......I once jello wrestled to raise money for my high school wrestling team. Go Demons!

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At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love you Kelsey!
You are so deserving of this Award... You work so hard for CNY and you always make every person feel important and cared for.
Keep it up girly!!!



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