There is nothing more American than Thanksgiving and the parades that so many cities seem to have. You have the biggest of them all that happens in New York, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and then our own amazing parade, the Sun Bowl Parade, but there are hundreds of others throughout the country. Some local cheerleaders have gotten an invitation to perform at a Thanksgiving Day parade in Florida but they need your help to get there.

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I reached out to the team and got this reply about the opportunity to march in the Orlando parade:

"Every summer, Bel Air Cheerleading attended a Universal Cheerleaders Association Cheer Camp. At the conclusion of the camp, athletes are invited or selected to try out for the honor of being an All-American. At this year's camp, 16 of our teammates were bestowed the All-American title! When an athlete makes UCA All-American, they are invited to perform at special events throughout the United States. 4 of us decided to take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime and perform at the 2021 DisneyWorld Thanksgiving Day Parade!
However, we must raise our own funds to pay for our airfare, participation expenses, meals, hotel, performance uniform, park admission, and personal items. With the support of our families, we have held several fundraisers to lessen the financial burden. We have also set up a GoFundMe account to help us get to Orlando.

This November, 4 Bel Air Cheerleaders will be flying out to Orlando; Danika Dominguez (freshman), Jacqueline Guardado (freshman), Alexa Vela (junior), and Ashley Mascorro (Senior). We will be leaving the Monday of Thanksgiving week, November 22, and returning the Friday after Thanksgiving. We will be performing Thanksgiving Day, November 26 at Disneyworld. We greatly appreciate everyone who has supported us through the fundraisers we have held in the last couple of weeks and those who have donated through our GoFundMe. We would like to thank El Paso for its continued support and we encourage them to support all students and their extracurriculars. Our greatest supporters have been Coach Deloach, Coach Gonzalez, Coach Ramirez, and Coach Martinez; as well as our parents and families; without them, we would not be taking advantage of this opportunity and be making memories of a lifetime!

Bel Air Cheer is the "heartbeat" of Bel Air High School, supporting all Highlanders and their academic, activity, and athletic achievements. We strive to represent El Paso this November with lots of Big Red Pride and making our city proud. Anything helps, verbal support is greatly appreciated and we are grateful for donations as well."

If you can help out, please give what you can. Here is the link to their Go Fund Me page. Our kids lost so much in the pandemic shutdowns and lockdowns. It would be fantastic for them to be able to take advantage of opportunities like this one.

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