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Cheer for Charity Showcase Raises $3,000 for Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus

Katy Texas News
Posted April 6, 2011

High school cheerleaders, coaches and mascots joined forces for the first ever Katy ISD Cheer for Charity Showcase that raised just over $3,000 for playrooms at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

“It was good to see the cheerleaders and mascots from all schools congratulating each other on their performances at the end of the evening,” says Bob Bryant, Katy ISD Director of Fine Arts.  “This is another example that shows that, though we have many schools here, Katy ISD is one community working together.”

Approximately 650 patrons attended the event that featured varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads representing each Katy ISD high school.  High school mascots also joined forces with a combined performance.

“Pushing the students to stay positive and committed to their teams to see the project through was very rewarding,” says Amy McConnell, psychology teacher and cheerleading coach at Taylor High School.  “We tend to be very competitive with one another but, on this night, we were cheering and celebrating together. It was very powerful.”

During the planning phase of the event, cheerleading coaches from all campuses compiled a list of popular charity choices submitted by their squads and voted on who would be the final recipient. This resulted in Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus being the charity of choice for the event.

“I think it was perfect timing with the opening of the west campus,” adds McConnell. “Plus, it’s great to see students doing something for the youth in this community.”

A check presentation to Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is scheduled for Monday, April 11.

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The first-ever Katy ISD Cheer for Charity Showcase that raised just over $3,000 for playrooms at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

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