Southington cheerleaders are participating in the third annual Cheer for Dana-Farber presented by Walmart, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Southington Valley Midget Football League cheerleaders and Southington High School cheerleaders are fundraising until Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 26.
To participate in Cheer for Dana-Farber, cheerleading teams fundraise in their local communities through car washes, bake sales, canister collections, and more. There is no minimum fundraising requirement, but teams are required to register.
All teams that raise $1,000 or more will be entered into a drawing for the four grand prizes, including a chance to perform a cheerleading routine prior to the Dec. 20 New England Patriots game against the Tennessee Titans.
Each additional $1,000 raised earns teams an additional ticket entered into the drawing. The top nine fundraising teams will be invited to a special cheer clinic Saturday, Dec. 12 run by the New England Patriots Cheerleaders at the Field House at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Since the program began in 2013, more than 160 teams have raised over $154,000.
To support the Southington Valley Midget Football League cheerleaders, visit www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1133305&team=6468020.
To support the Southington High School Blue Knight cheerleaders, please visit www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1133305&team=6476999.