As each young Angel, ages three to five, entered the facility, they were captivated by the large bounce house and slide near the entrance, the stations for games that stretched the field, a puppet show on the far side, and Disney princesses in the middle of it all. It was an evening for these young girls to trick or treat, play games, and spend time with their role models - the Chiefs Cheerleaders. (Photo Gallery)
“All 33 of the Chiefs Cheerleaders, the Angels and their families are here to spend an evening with us,” Stephanie Judah explained, Director of Chiefs Cheerleaders. “Everyone is having fun jumping on the bounce house, getting their faces painted, and meeting some Disney princesses. It’s a great safe place to celebrate Halloween.”
The Angels program is in its seventh year and is an opportunity for young cheerleaders ages three to five to participate with the Chiefs Cheerleaders in monthly practices, a picnic outing, and of course, a Halloween party.
“Kids from ages three to five come to an Angel Chief Cheerleader class once a month for about an hour,” two year Cheerleader, Dionne explained. “At practice, we teach them dances and cheers, as well as little life lessons on how to eat healthy, how to share, and be a nice friend. We also have a picnic with them in September.”
The program begins in June and the Halloween party is the finale. The cheerleaders appreciate the time they get to spend with these young girls, and for some, it’s a highlight of being a part of the cheerleading team.
“It’s one of my favorite events of the year,” Chiefs Cheerleader, Dionne commented. “There are games spread throughout the practice facility for them to participate in and win prizes. It’s a great event and a great time for us to interact with some of the children and their families.”
The Angels were all smiles at the event as they played games, won prizes, and danced with the Chiefs Cheerleaders.
“We’re proud of our Chiefs Cheerleaders and we value the importance of making a difference and being a good influence on these young girls. It’s great to spend time with them, teach them, and have fun.”
The Angels left the event with buckets filled with candy and prizes, autographs from some of their favorite cheerleaders, and an evening full of memories.
Registration for 2013 will be available at kcchiefs.com in May 2013.