Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Diego!!

Today is Diego's birthday!!!

Though Diego is one of our illustrious newbies, he has already made a huge impact on the team. How do I know? He won the Best Newbie award on Wednesday night at the Cheer New York Anniversary dinner!!

But more to come on that...

Friday, September 26, 2008


Today Cheer New York is 7 years old!

Ahhhhh...the memories. Fierce!!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Mike!!

Today is Mike's birthday!!

Not only is Mike one of our new co-captains and the 2007 Cheerleader of the Year but he has also contributed a mind-blowing amount of time and energy to Cheer New York.

From our killer moves to to those snazzy dance mixes, you are guaranteed to hear or see CNY regularly taking advantage of the many, many talents Mike brings to the team. Or as Mike would say, "Elite!!".

Happy Birthday Mike! We Heart You!!

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Sweat bristling on our brows. Stomach churning, regretting that Chipotle burrito from last night although it was so satisfying at the time. Muscles cramping as we breathe in the humid summer air. Thoughts of family members celebrated today drifting through our heads. Over the horizon hands clasped together we spot the bright pink balloon-engulfed finish line and glimmers of pom pom strands dancing in the morning sunlight. 'We are proud of you, we are proud of you," the Brooklyn College Cheer Squad cheers as we hug and kiss in sighs of relief that we have made it.

Usually members of Cheer New York are the ones cheering runners on, as well, that's what cheerleaders do, but on Sunday, September 14th, we were the ones in need of cheer as we competed in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Central Park to benefit organizations battling breast cancer. Cheer New York participates in a myriad of walks and runs raising money and awareness for eleemosynary causes, but it was altogether different moving from the sidelines to the center stage, our senses heightened to the sights and sounds of other cheerleaders, staff, and volunteers imparting sweet, simple phrases like, "You're almost there," and "Look at those smiles." It made us appreciate more what we do and not to take it for granted.

We also ameliorated our fundraising skills raising $700 collectively in less than a week's time with many contributions coming from Cheer New York teammates. The days leading up to the race were filled with words of encouragement and pinkening preparations (buying special socks and decorating our bodies and signs). Though we've lived together for almost two years now, it also brought us together even closer as teammates of a different kind with our shared experience of loved ones who had suffered but ultimately survived breast cancer.

We'd also like to make a special shout-out to newbie Nicholas P. who also participated, and encourage every CNY member to experience the other side of the cheer equation walking and/or running for a cause they believe in. You'll be a better cheerleader for it.-Rick & Tonika

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why I Love Cheer NY...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

And the Spirit Stick Goes to.....

It is the beginning of the 2008-2009 season for Cheer NY and during practice the captains announced September recipient of the Spirit Stick! It was only too fitting that the first winner for the new season is one of the team's newest members. Who is this impressive new addition to the team? None other than......Chip!!
In the short month that Chip has been on the team he has shown incredible motivation, an outstanding positive attitude and even took it upon himself to organize a Spirit Night in Queens. Read on to find out some interesting tidbits about September's golden boy.

Chip (obviously), Chipper, Chippy, Chips A Hoy
Hometown: McDonough, GA
Occupation: Advertising Sales
When did you join CNY: 2008
Previous cheer experience: none
Favorite stunt: Cart Wheel!
Favorite CNY moment: Performing before the Sea Tea this year!
Being in front of a crowd for the first time was so electrifying.
Interesting fact about you: My grandmother and father are both award winning cooks (yet I don't know how to work the oven!)

Congratulations Chip!!

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cheerleaders+Hole in the Wall=Genius!!

On September 7th the new game show titled "Hole in the Wall" premiered on Fox. Did you watch it? Did you also feel like something was missing? Possibly a cheerleader or two?

As obvious as it may be to some that cheerleaders and a contest testing your ability to contort into strange and unusual shapes go hand in hand, the few Cheer NYers that tried out for the new Fox show didn't make it. Yes, you may booo and hiss now.

Hummmm....maybe there is such a thing as too bendy. :)

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Monday, September 08, 2008

CNY Spirit Night at the Beer Garden!

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