Seward Park Cheerleading Program Faces Funding Shortfall, Appeals to Community

Posted on: July 27th, 2022 at 5:03 am by

Photo: GoFundMe

On the heels of its historic run at the Cheerleading Nationals, the Seward Park High School squad is seizing the momentum to help support the overall program. All eyes are on the 2022-2023 season, and the next national competition in February. But the program is in danger of folding due to the “high cost of the sport.”

To raise money, and awareness, the cheerleaders (the Bears) created another GoFundMe drive last week.

“We were the second public high school in NYC to EVER qualify for Nationals and the FIRST campus school in Manhattan,” the pitch reads. “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.”

Through funds collected, Seward Park keep their cheerleading program afloat. Below is a breakdown of costs per athlete, which in total, exceed $1,000 if Nationals is in the picture.

  • UCA Summer Camp – $295
  • Camp attire – $200
  • Cheer Shoes – $35
  • Varsity Uniform – $250 (only new athletes)
  • UCA Cheer Nationals – $1,000

As of this morning, the fundraiser has collected $245 of its lofty $30,000 goal.

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