Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Junior!!

Today is our very own Junior's birthday!!

Junior has brought so much to Cheer New York since he joined in 2007. Though he didn't have any prior cheer experience he has caught on VERY quickly and has become an important part of the team.

Once again, step away from the champagne and those cheesy 2009 glasses and send Junior a big Happy Birthday!!

(From the right: Junior, Gray, Jennie & Nicholas P gift wrapping at Court Street)

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Why I Love Cheer New York...

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Chip!!

Today is Chip's Birthday!!

Please take a moment to step away from the turkey/stuffing/pumpkin pie leftovers to wish Chip a big ol' HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Hope you have an amazing day today Chip!! We heart you!

(Chip on right with Jaime at Six Flags)

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Monday, December 08, 2008

A Cheer-filled Mile 18

November 2. Mile 18 (out of 26.2 miles). 39,000 runners from all over the world. It took us five hours, but, boy was it worth it.

Cheer New York was at its third ING New York City Marathon! (The first one in which we've been officially invited). And we weren't even running! Our assignment was to stay put on 96th and 1st and push these brave marathoners along toward the finish line. In a bright Sunday morning that wasn't enough to shield the cold chill from anyone, Cheer New York guided these athletes with affirming shouts of encouragement: "You can do it!" "Allez, allez, allez!" "Vamonos!" "Keep it up!" "You're doing great!"

They came in a rush at first -- the handcrankers of the bikes, the swish of the skaters, the police squad of the rushing top athletes (there goes Paula Radcliffe of Britain, and here comes Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil). Then the flood of Obama-shirted, flag-waving, iPod-wearing runners came, trying to trudge uptown, trying to will themselves further on. (Eight more miles! Come on!)

It was our time to get their spirits up. The full squad came out in full swing -- doing mounts, pod stunts, basket tosses and loud cheers -- as it lifted the spirits up of many participants. They often stopped by to take a picture, smiled or nodded but proceeded on; many were just grateful to have their name shouted out by strangers, who spotted their names on their bibs.
"Go, Paul!" "Go, Kate!" "Yeah, Tom!"

We were all on a first-name basis by then. -Raymund

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Gift Wrapping at Barnes and Noble

Throughout the month of December Cheer New York will be gift wrapping at various Barnes and Noble locations to raise money for our Cheer for Life recipient Haven of Hope for Kids.

Haven of Hope for kids is a retreat for terminally ill children and their families in the New York/New Jersey area. For more information please click on the following link:

Below is a schedule of what Barnes and Noble locations we will be at on which day.

Barnes & Noble Gift-Wrapping Fundraiser - UES: Barnes & Noble, 240 East 86th St @ 2nd Ave, Manhattan, NYC.

December 1st (Monday) 6 pm – 11 pm.

December 3rd (Wednesday) 5 pm – 11 pm.

December 8th (Monday) 5 pm – 11 pm.

Barnes & Noble Gift-Wrapping Fundraiser – Lincoln Center: Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway @ West 66th St, Manhattan, NYC.

December 2nd (Tuesday) 6 pm – 12 midnight.

December 9th (Tuesday) 6 pm – 12 midnight.

December 16th (Tuesday) 6 pm – 12 midnight.

December 23rd (Tuesday) 6 pm – 12 midnight.

Barnes & Noble Gift-Wrapping Fundraiser – Brooklyn: Barnes & Noble, 106 Court St @ Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NYC.

December 17th (Wednesday) 5 pm – 11 pm.

December 18th (Thursday) 5 pm – 11 pm.

December 19th (Friday) 5 pm – 11 pm.

December 20th (Saturday) 9 am – 2 pm.

December 21st (Sunday) 2 pm – 6 pm.

December 22nd (Monday) 5 pm – 11 pm.

December 24th (Wednesday) 9 am – 6 pm.

Hope to see you there to help raise money for a great cause!!

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