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SPC Bears are Back! 2023-24 season

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Hello Community!

Thank you for being so interested in our page. We, Seward Park cheer, appreciate your love and support. We need your help to support our journey this season!

This year we welcome a NEW element to our program…a JV “Blue” squad! Due to overwhelming number of student interest and talented athletes, we welcomed 12 NEW JV members for the FIRST TIME EVER at the Seward Park Campus. Many of our JV blue members joined our Varsity athletes at the annual Breast Cancer walk this Fall! No better way to kick off the season. 

For the last 2 years, the Seward Varsity team MADE HISTORY as the FIRST ever team to qualify at our campus, and we hope to do it again this year! Please consider donating to help fund our cheer program. With all the growth within our program, one things remains the same…lack of funding for our team. 

Our team is made possible through the help of SSKIM Inc. (Soon to be 501c3) and services from Project inMOTION where movement and sports meet Wellness! Thank you to our supporters and partnership. 

How you can help?
For the last few years, we've been reaching out to our community for support. Read below to learn how you can help! By donating to our program, you can help support our cheer program for the 2023-24 season as we aim to reach Nationals in February 2024. Here, they will continue the legacy of promoting positive school culture, spirit and leadership. We were the second public high school in NYC to EVER qualify for Nationals and the FIRST campus school in Manhattan. This was a monumental moment for our program. Without your love and support, our program can not continue this year due to the high cost of the sport.

 Estimated Cost per athlete:
UCA Summer Camp - $310
Camp attire - $100
Cheer Shoes - $35
Varsity Uniform - $250 (only new athletes)UCA Cheer Nationals - $1,500
Total per athlete: $3,200

Additional Costs include:
Cheer equipment
Travel expenses (local)
Competition Fees

 Any donation of any kind is greatly appreciated. If you'd like to donate to us off this platofrm, please message us. We would love to be in touch. We invite you to read below to learn more about us and consider donating to help our journey to Nationals 2024!

Who are we?
 We are a team of dedicated athletes in NYC and one of the only high school cheer programs in Manhattan, NYC. We welcome a diverse group of individuals from the campus community. Our primary responsibility is to increase prosocial behavior and school culture by supporting the school's varsity basketball team in the fall, hosting school-based events, participating in local competitions, and promoting positive school spirit. During our 2022 season, we filmed a mini-series to document our journey to nationals for the first time. Special thank you to our production team, On Her Turf, NBC Sports and Peacock for premiering our story.

Cheerleading is still not recognized as a sport in NYC and, as a result, receives little athletic school-based designated funding. So we need your help to continue serving our young athletes. By participating in our program with Project inMOTION, made possible by SSKIM Inc., young people have an opportunity to develop their social-emotional skills and leadership through movement forms.

 A little History…
Our current athletes join a legacy of other cheerleaders that have come before them from their high school campus. They continue the legacy of supporting positive school culture, spirit, pride and leadership. Our program now hosts two team, JV Blue and Varsity Silver squads, as we are team home to more than 100+athletes thus far. We continues to inspire and motivate young people to be engaged in academics, school community, service and leadership.

 About 4 years ago, our team brought the first ever mascot and pep rally to our campus community. With the support from UCA camp, our athletes can kick start their leadership and spirit leading with learning the essentials to continue bringing our community a Spirit Pep Rally! COVID made this challenging during the school year, with limited ability to have crowds in the stands. Going into this new school year, we will be bringing back this tradition to support the school spirit on our campus.We emphasize leadership and service on our team. In the past, we’ve hosted community cheer clinics with local schools and community agencies to introduce the sport of cheer to young people. This is just one example of one community service event we’ve done as a team.

Scroll through the pictures below and learn a bit more about our team!

Serving our Community:
2023 Annual Breast Cancer Walk & some Seward Alum 84’, 87’, 94’

2022 Annual Breast Cancer Walk

2023 Uptown Community Anti-Violence & Peace Walk and Block Party

2022 Holiday Events with JPD Foundation & SSKIM inc

2023 Spring Youth clinic with SSKIM inc.

 UCA Cheer Camp 2022 Kicking off our cheer season, we joined teams from around the Northeast at the Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp. Our team earned their FIRST-ever TOP BANANA, the coveted spirit award given to only 1 team per night. Like many firsts for our team, we were overwhelmed with pride and excitement! Their hard work and dedication make them unstoppable!Photo of the team displaying their TOP Banana award on Night 1.

Our senior athletes were awarded and recognized as All-American Cheerleaders, joining a legacy of other Seward Athletes that stand before them. They will now have the opportunity to march in parades around the country & in London this winter. This is a HUGE accomplishment for these athletes because they are recognized for their skills in cheer, leadership, and spirit! They are examples of why the world needs cheerleaders.

Thank you for reading our story and contributing to our Bears Cheer family. Your generosity means more than you can imagine to our team. With your help, we can continue to build our program and hope to head to Nationals again!If you’d like to reach out to our Coach directly, please get in touch with her directly. Now, our 2023-24 team is embarking on their journey to receive qualifying BID to nationals in 2024 beginning with UCA Cheer Camp. We hope to continue to set records for our community! Stay tuned for more updates!

Donations (3)

  • Anonymous
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 10 mos
  • Katie Rand
    • $10 
    • 10 mos
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