Monday, March 30, 2009

Introducing Mr. Out of Bounds 2009!

In case you missed it, the team has acquired another accolade! Send a spirited congratulations to Nicholas F., Brian W. and Diego T. for representing Cheer New York on March 9th at the First Annual "Mr. Out of Bounds" contest.

Nicholas F. utilized his awesome costuming skills to attach a cheerific rhinestone "CNY" and star to his red and white tighties. He also showed a wilder side, many of us had not seen, and showed us just what pom poms are for!

Brian W. had the crowd hooting and hollering with his physique and especially when he showed them his All-American (red-white-and-blue) airbrushed graffiti "CNY" art on the backside of his briefs.

And Diego T., in his blue and white aussieBum briefs—strutted around the stage with his big Cheer NY megaphone. Faced with the question, "What would you do with the great power and responsibility of Mr. Out of Bounds?" Diego T. secured his 1st-place spot by answering, "I'd convince everyone to volunteer for The Trevor Project."

The Trevor Project was the focus of the evening. It is a great charity that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Fundraising efforts were a huge success, based on the overwhelming turnout—as the place was a crowded scene full of jocks and sports enthusiasts. Thanks to everyone who came to help Out of Bounds fundraise and support The Trevor Project!

When the judges made their decision, Brian W. took home the “Most Out of Bounds Spirit Award,” and “Second Runner Up,” and Diego T. took the coveted title of “Mr. Out of Bounds 2009!” We'll have to remind Diego T. that it's not safe to stunt wearing a sash or tiara!

All Cheer NY contestants made a huge impression and represented the team proudly. Everyone in that room thought, "That's a group I want to be a part of!" Congratulations Cheer New York!

(ABOVE: Diego T. is flanked by Nicholas F. on the left, Brian W. on the right, and the CNY team all around. BELOW: Brian W. and Diego T. show off their winning "Fashion forward" underwear!)

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Scott!

Today is our very own Scott's birthday!! (awwww he's holding a puppy!!)

If you have ever been to a Cheer New York event, there is a pretty good chance you've met our Scott. He is CNY's Marketing Manager and darn good at it! Take a tour of the Cheer NY newsletter section of our website to see a small glimpse of the artistic magic he brings to our organization.

Scott has given a unmeasurable amount of his time, energy and talent to the team, so why not show him our appreciation with some BIG birthday wishes.

Happy Birthday Scott! We heart you so much!

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Friday, March 27, 2009

A Dozen Great Reasons to Vote Cheer New York!

It's down to the race for the Final Four in's "Best Gay Sports Team 2008" competition! We beat the rugby team, we beat the wrestlers, now help us beat the SF basketball team!

We've got a dozen great reasons to vote CNY!

Here's CNY cheering on participants in God's Love's "Race to Deliver" which raises money to provide free, healthy meals delivered directly to the door of people suffering from major illnesses like AIDS and cancer.

Here's CNY delivering a $3,500 donation to Haven of Hope for Kids, a small grassroots charity that provides week-long retreats for families affected by a child with a serious illness.

For 10 more great reasons, go here. Please, take a moment to "Cheer for the cheerleaders!" Please.

You can vote here:

Or right here:


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Jason, Clay & Will!!

Last year we thought it was pretty special that Clay and Wil had the same birthday but now we have yet another CNYer that was born on March 24th! Three really is the magic number. Today is Clay, Jason and Will's birthday.

has been a part of Cheer NY from the very begining and has been contributing behind the scenes as the Team Manager for as long as we can remember. Aside from having the nicest legs on the team, Clay's dedication a endless passion for CNY are constantly on display.

Jason joined the team back in the summer of 2008 but it feels like he has always been a part of the family. His infectious laugh and big bear hugs make it such a pleasure to be around. His stunting skills aren't too shabby either.

Wil is our energizer bunny. He's up to try any dance, cheer or stunt and if he doesn't have an assigned task you better believe he will be off to the side working on his dance moves or encouraging teammates to try a new stunt.

Happy birthday boys!! We are so proud of our "triple threat". : )

(Top: Clay with Diego T; Middle: Jason standing behind Scott (with megaphone) while basing Nicholas F; Bottom: Wil hamming it up with Nicholas F)

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Voting Continues to Round 3!

Cheer New York continues it's rise. Having cleared our way past the SF Fog rugby team, Cheer New York continues to the third round of the competition. This time, we're taking on the Golden Gate wrestling team.

So get on it, Cheer New York fans vote for the team right here:

Then direct your friends to vote, by sending them here or emailing them this link:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vote for Cheer New York for Gay Sports Group of the Year 2008!

The cheerleaders of CNY need you to cheer for them! Cheer New York is in a showdown with San Francisco Fog Rugby team for Gay Sports Group of the Year 2008 at We need your vote! Click here and vote for Cheer New York in the Navratilova Bracket. In addition to bragging rights, the team could win $250, which will go to build our "Cheer For Life" fund, which supports other charities.

Let's make a statement about who the real athletes are. Don't let the rugby team run away the the ball! Help us out by voting right now, and encouraging your friends and family to vote too.

You can vote right here:

And you can send this link to all your friends and family and keep on clicking!

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

New Cheer for Life Recipients!!

Cheer New York is proud to announce our TWO newest recipients of monies from our Cheer for Life Fund! By an outstanding show of support through our democratic process, the members of Cheer New York selected the following organizations.

Submitted by Miss Blogerette herself, Kelsey M., because of her active involvement in the organization, The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Secondly, the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation sponsors Camp TLC for teenagers living with HIV. The past two summers member Tiffany G. has volunteered and seen firsthand the positive impact that this one-week camp has had. The campers can be open about their diagnosis and meet others similar to them. It provides an opportunity for them to build social support.

Please help us support these organizations by donating on our
website or coming to one of our fundraising events in the next four months and donating there.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

CUNY Cheer Competition TONIGHT!!

Join us as Cheer New York entertains the crowd with a special exhibition routine at this CUNY-hosted cheer competition. The championship will feature at least six colleges, which is the highest number of total teams competing during the past seven years. Defending champions Brooklyn College will battle Baruch, York, Medgar Evers, Lehman and the College of Staten Island. In all, the evening will be filled with exciting competition and great music.

Date: Tuesday, March 3
Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Baruch College (55 Lexington Ave @ 24th St.)
Cost: Admission is free of charge

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