Cawley Middle School cheerleaders a team on and off the court in Hooksett
The Hooksett cheerleaders will be dedicating time this year to giving back to the community, like when they spent part of last Saturday putting together Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. (Benjamin Klein Photo)
"When I told the girls (about coming to help at the food pantry) I made it clear that it was not mandatory, that it was totally optional. Fast forward to today and all 18 girls on the team showed up," Leger said.
"We weren't expecting so many to show up, but they did a lot of work in a really short amount of time. And anything they can do to help us is more than appreciated, I think it is amazing that they want to give back in this way. They put together 150 baskets today," Brennan said.
"This is the first year (the cheerleaders) will have given back to the community. It is really important to me personally to give back, and I think this can be a great opportunity for the kids to learn the value of giving back in a non-stressful environment to give them all awareness," Leger said.
"It is good that we are giving back to the community," Olivia Stephens said.
Leger said the next community event the girls plan to take part in will be the ringing of the bell for the Salvation Army in December.
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