Number of Participants: 41
Hours Donated: 8.31
Value of Time Served: $2,879
Event Amount Raised: $801
Event Type: Humanitarian Service
Sport: Competitive Cheerleading
Date: November 23, 2018
Oceanside High School
Skillman Avenue, Oceanside
This year, the Oceanside High School cheerleaders took on the Sailor Service Challenge. We motivated our athletes to take part in as many community service events as they could throughout the fall season.
Between our two teams, JV & Varsity, 41 athletes took part in 6 community service activities between September and November.
– Mike Caesar 5k for Autism: Athletes cheered at the start and finish line for runners in the 5k. They distributed water, gatorade, bananas and pretzels to runners as they finished the race. The teams provided support to the runners taking part in this charitable event.
– Team Up for St. Jude’s: The Varsity & JV teams dedicated our fundraising at a football game in September to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. We sold yellow carnations, St. Jude tattoos and yellow pom poms to raise $355 to donate to this wonderful program.
– In October, We Wear Pink: Throughout the month of October, the JV and Varsity teams wore pink bows, pink socks, and used pink pom poms at all of our football games in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, we sold pink ribbon pins to spectators and raised $446 to donate the the American Cancer Society.
– Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: On October 21, the JV & Varsity teams participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach. Despite the cold, the teams provided entertainment for people walking along the boardwalk and brought awareness to this important cause.
– Best Buddies Thanksgiving Feast: Each year, the teams perform at the Best Buddies Thanksgiving Feast. This event brings members of the community together to celebrate the holiday. The Best Buddies Club at OHS provides opportunities for students with disabilities and non-disabled peers to develop genuine friendships and this event is a great way to celebrate the hard work they do for the students in our community!
– OHS Turkey Shoot: The two teams donated four baskets of food to families in need. Each basket held all the elements to make a delicious Thanksgiving feast. These baskets were then delivered to families in our community who are in need this holiday season.