Katy, TX (February 8, 2016) Julie Bolton is the founder of Cheer for a Cause, a nonprofit organization that makes cheerleading a possibility for girls overcoming physical disabilities and/or whose families are experiencing economic hardship. She had just received a delivery of over 500 brand new cheerleading uniforms donated to her organization by Katy Youth Football’s cheerleading program. KYF® donated enough uniforms to outfit all of her cheerleaders for years to come. When KYF® updated their cheer uniform design last year, they chose to donate all of their surplus inventory of the previous style to Cheer for a Cause, because they provide the girls involved a chance to forget about their struggles and focus on something positive, something fun. KYF® felt a kinship with this organization, as a fellow 501(c)3 nonprofit, whose sole focus is enriching the lives of children.
Our local KYF® Cheer program teaches our area girls more than just cheerleading skills. The Cheer Committee and Coaches strive to serve as positive role models and teach their girls about giving back to the community firsthand. During the last year, KYF® Cheer also donated time to local organizations such as Lunches of Love, collected school supplies for children in need through Operation Backpack, and shared their cheer spirit by bringing cookies and cheering for our local police officers. KYF® is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, from the coaches to the Executive Board.