Seward Park Cheerleading program faces funding shortfall, appeals to community

Seward Park Cheerleading program faces funding shortfall, appeals to community

In the midst of a historic run at the Cheerleading Nationals, the Seward Park High School squad is leveraging the momentum to help support the entire program. All eyes are on the 2022-2023 season, and the next national competition in February. But the program is in danger of folding because of the “high cost of sports.”

To raise money, and awareness, the cheerleaders (Bears) created another GoFundMe drive last week.

“We are the second public high school in NYC to EVER qualify for Nationals and the FIRST campus school in Manhattan,” the tone read. “This is a monumental moment for our program…Without your love and support, our program could not continue this year due to the high cost of sport.”

Through the funds raised, Seward Park maintains their cheerleading program. Below is a breakdown of costs per athlete, which total over $1,000 if Nationals are in the picture.

As of this morning, the fundraiser has raised $245 of its goal of $30,000.

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