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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The USA Cheerleaders 

Posted by James at 8:30 AM ET

Long-time friend of the blog, Ken Martin has been busy putting together his new organization: The USA Cheerleaders.

USA Cheerleaders

The USA Cheerleaders are composed of over 50 talented, energetic and beautiful young men and women. They perform a wide variety of funk, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, gymnastics and cheerleading routines at various events throughout the United States and around the world.

The USA Cheerleaders became the first non-professional sports cheerleading squad to perform for the USO of Washington, DC at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Such an honor is usually reserved for NFL or NBA squads. The performance was designed to boost the morale of troops injured in Iraq and featured a variety of various dance routines, tumbling, a karate performance and a recreated Saturday Night Live comedy skit.

USA Cheerleaders

But The USA Cheerleaders are more than just entertainers and performers. They have consistently remained active advocates in their community, for local and national charities. They have participated in The Race for the Cure and other fundraisers benefiting The American Cancer Society. The USA Cheerleaders also partnered with the American Red Cross and were able to raise over $11,000 for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Last month in Jacksonville the photo shoot for the 2009 USA Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar took place. The 18-month calendar that will be handed out to troop members during appearances and tours. And since the organization is coed, Ken tells us he's looking into putting together a male version of the calendar for servicewomen.

Ken has teams in Maryland, Virginia and Florida, and he's tells us he's looking to expand further in Florida and Atlanta.

USA Cheerleaders

[Cheerleading USA]

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