Saugus High School Cheer members are expected to host a Casino Night and Poker Tournament Fundraising Event August 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Tesoro Del Valle Clubhouse.
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In addition to the poker tournament, the night will include casino games, a raffle, a silent auction and dinner as well as dessert, beer and wine.
There is a $100 buy-in for those who would like to participate in the poker tournament and guests who register by July 19 will be given an additional 1000 starting chips at the beginning of the night.
“Saugus Cheerleaders are seriously competitive and are known for their skills and performance in the competition arena,” said Saugus Cheer officials. “They work hard, dedicate their time and suffer through injuries because of their drive and excitement to participate in competitions. Competitive cheer is expensive but extremely rewarding and the team fundraiser as a whole to ensure that all the girls experience the competition dream.”
Out of the William S. Hart District, Saugus High School is the only school with a competition team as part of their cheerleading program and the team is funded solely through donations and fundraising.
Both the varsity and junior varsity competition teams have won and placed in several local, state and national competitions since their inceptions.
At last year’s national competition in Anaheim, the junior varsity team placed fourth out of 11 finalists and the varsity team placed sixth out of 18 finalists.
This year, the team hopes to raise enough money to go to the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida said Denise Anderson, the Saugus Cheer’s secretary of publicity.
“The National High School Cheerleading Championship is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country,” according to the Universal Cheerleaders Association website. “The NHSCC is held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year.”
The total cost of the trip is expected to be $500 for each of the 51 girls involved with Saugus High School Cheerleading.
For more information on how to support Saugus High School Cheerleading, visit their website.
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Source: Santa Clarita News