Friday, January 23, 2009

Saturday event: County Parks Cheerleaders Compete




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Contact:  Alba Ibarra, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation

January 22, 2009                                                                                   (626) 968-9953                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


Hundreds of Los Angeles County Parks Cheerleaders

to Compete at Annual Cheer-Off



WHAT:  Annual Cheer-Off Competition.  The Belvedere Park Lakeside will be filled with high energy along with choreographed jumps, tumbling, pyramids, stunts, cheers and dance. 


WHO:  More than 50 cheerleading teams from 16 different parks from East Los Angeles, the Florence-Firestone area, the San Gabriel Valley and South Whittier, will gather to compete in four different divisions with ages ranging from 3 to 17.  The teams have been practicing since the summer and the event will be the culmination of the cheerleading season.


The Department of Parks and Recreation has been offering affordable cheerleading classes for more than 12 years with an emphasis on teaching the sport in a safe, fun and productive environment.  Cheerleading promotes self esteem and confidence in children along with teaching them to be team players and to set goals.


WHEN:          Saturday, January 24, 2009. 

                      Competition begins at 10:00 a.m. 

                      Awards presented at approximately 2:00 p.m.


WHERE:        Belvedere Lakeside

                        4001 East Third Street

Los Angeles, CA 90022



Directions from Downtown Los Angeles: Take the San Bernardino Freeway East (10 E). Continue on the Pomona Freeway East (60 E). Exit on Atlantic Boulevard and turn right. Slight right at Pomona Boulevard and continue on 3rd Street. Destination will be on the right.


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