Fisher fans are hoping to raise money for new equipment

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The Fisher Middle High cheerleaders took their skills near the Superdome Sunday in hopes of raising money for their squad.

The school, located in Lafitte, sustained significant damage during Hurricane Ida, and the cheerleading team lost all of its equipment.

“Oh yeah, it’s definitely a struggle,” cheerleading captain Baylee Plaisance said. “We are practicing on grass and without mats. We are not really a school; we’re at another school, so we can’t play football games on our field, so we’re using someone else’s field.”

The cheerleaders had to rely heavily on their parents, who bought their new uniforms, but they will need help from other Louisianans.

“So, I took it upon myself to get these girls out here and try to raise as much money as we can to replace everything they lost,” said Kevin Chevis, father of a cheerleader.

Football fans should know – cheerleading is much more than an extracurricular activity.

“What’s high school football without cheerleading? no dance? A lot of these girls are getting scholarships to go to college, including my youngest daughter,” said Chevis.

These girls have the skills and are ready to fight to bring their team back to where it once was before Ida.

“Without all that stuff, we wouldn’t be the cheerleaders we are today, and all that stuff would help us since we’ve already lost it, and it would be great to go back to normal because it’s not. he’s had normalcy in over a year,” Baylee said.

Above are links to donate to the team.

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