Monday, June 02, 2008

Cheerleaders Ready To Embark On Goodwill Mission 

Posted by James at 8:22 PM ET

From PhiladlphiaEagles.com
Five Eagles Cheerleaders are headed from the sideline to the front lines as part of a 12-day tour to entertain troops stationed in Kuwait and Iraq.

Eagles Cheerleaders

Kjersti, Laura, Madeline, Nikki and Rachel will represent the squad for this trip, which starts Sunday.

The group will visit numerous bases throughout Iraq as well as Kuwait, but will not be provided a schedule until a day or two prior to their departure due to security reasons. All events throughout the 10-day trip will be directed by Pro Sports MVP tour manager Brian Lee who has been involved with over 20 tours to the Middle East region.

Known for their high level of technical dance skill, along with their impeccable ambassadorship in the community, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders continue each year to take their program to the next level for professional cheer and dance teams. They participate in many appearances and charity events aside from their duties on the field.

"These outstanding NFL cheerleaders will have a tremendous impact on the military personnel serving our country. The group is very excited to meet the troops in Iraq, and it will be everyone's first visit to the country. All of the participants have expressed their passion for visiting our troops overseas and are looking forward to a successful tour and once-in-a-lifetime experience," said David Chavez, President of Pro Sports MVP, which is coordinating the trip.

As a prelude to the trip, the cheerleaders paid a visit to Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base on Friday. While there the cheerleaders met with various military personnel, posed for pictures with servicemen and performed a brief routine on a runway in front of an A-10 fighter jet.

Watch a video of this report here.

Bonus video from NBC10.com

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