It’s New York City or bust for an El Paso cheer team that has been given an opportunity to be a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year

The major life experience has presented itself to a group of cheerleaders from Cheer Force Athletics to represent the city of El Paso at the famed holiday parade, but a lack of funds stands in their way and they need help to get from the Sun City to the Big Apple.

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The cheer-leading organization earned the opportunity by taking top honors at the 14th Annual UTEP Cheerleading Competition.

In doing so, the CFA cheer program also scored an invitation to perform in front of the tens of thousands of people who line the Thanksgiving Day Parade route in New York City and the hundreds of thousands who watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on television.

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But it doesn't come cheap. The group has to pay its way there and buy new uniforms.

And it won't be all work and no play when they get there, either. Hey, it's New York City, after all. There are places to go and things to see.

To get from ELP to NYC the group will be holding various fundraisers between now and November.

Esther Melendez, CFA owner and coach, has also set up a Go Fund Me account that you can donate to at THIS LINK. In the words of Melendez, "anything and everything helps get these kids to New York."

The 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, Thursday, November 24, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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