Thursday, July 12, 2007

Cheerleaders Make Four-Day Trip To The United Kingdom 

Posted by Sasha at 5:10 PM ET

July 11, 2007

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders just concluded a four-day visit to the United Kingdom to help promote the game at Wembley between the Dolphins and the New York Giants on October 28th.

The eight visiting cheerleaders had a packed schedule during their long weekend in the UK, performing at the annual UK Americana Festival in Nottingham, during the festivities that preceded the start of the Tour de France in London’s Hyde Park, and at the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

On Monday the cheerleaders visited several of London’s most famous sights, being photographed outside of Buckingham Palace, in front of The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, at Canary Wharf, and in Piccadilly Circus. Some of those shots will be incorporated into the team’s 2008 Cheerleader calendar.

“The events we have visited in the short period of time we have been in the UK were amazing, and we performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people over the course of the last four days,” said Director of Cheerleaders Heather Fraga.

“We have been greeted so well, and have shown the people of the UK something different that they all seem to have enjoyed. Our performances have helped spread the word about the game here in October, and I know that the girls who came here will be excited to come back – along with the rest of the squad – so that they can all enjoy the English experience later in the year.”

The group of cheerleaders that traveled to the UK consisted of Director of Cheerleaders Heather Fraga, Ariana Aubert, Janeen Chavarry, Ariann Denison, Lauren Dibonifazio, Ireivy Guerra, Lola Keaton, Heather Phillips, Lilian Robbins, Cara Rosenthal.

The highlight of the trip for many of the group was the visit to Silverstone, where the girls performed in the pits ahead of the British Grand Prix on Sunday. With a crowd of over 200,000 people in attendance, a worldwide television audience over more than 300 million and some of the world’s most famous drivers in the pit lane, it was a thrilling event to perform at.

“Meeting (British Formula One star) Lewis Hamilton was very exciting,” said Lilian Robbins.” We go to go behind the scenes and see how the cars work. Just being a part of the great atmosphere that UK sports fans can create at events like the Grand Prix and the Tour de France makes us very excited to come back in October.”

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