ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Feb. 25, 2014) – On Saturday, Feb. 22 during the women’s and men’s basketball games at Quealy Gymnasium, the Molloy College cheerleading team had an honorary member for the day. Christine, who is 21 years old and loves cheerleading, suffers from Down Syndrome. Bridget Moore, who is one of Christine’s family members, is currently on the cheerleading squad.
Christine enjoyed the energy of the game and fed off the gym’s crowd on Saturday. She was shy at first, but after warming up, she showed off her flexibility during a time-out putting on a short performance. She was such a big hit that she has been invited to come back and be an honorary member of the team again next year.
“Having honorary members be a part of our team for a day is just as exciting for us as it is for the them,” said Head Cheerleading Coach Caitlin Donach. “We had so much fun having Christine perform with us and we can’t wait to have her back next season.”