The coaches of IDEA’s cheerleading squad and girls basketball team are collaborating to take their athletes on an overnight trip that will combine their interest in college sports with an opportunity to explore the college experience.
“We’re doing everything we can to foster our athletes’ curiosity about college and educate them about their options after graduation,” said Assistant Cheerleading Coach and English Teacher Natalie Hinds.
The scholar athletes plan to travel to Petersburg, Virginia during the last weekend in January, where they will tour Virginia State University and history Petersburg, hear a panel discussion with VSU students and Greek organizations, and enjoy women’s and men’s basketball games. After the games, IDEA athletes will meet members of the VSU women’s basketball team and cheerleading squad.
The Timberwolf cheerleading squad is currently holding a fundraiser to provide warm winter hoodies for the cheerleaders to wear during their trip to VSU. The sweatshirts cost $28 each, and the coaches hope to raise $750 to buy hoodies for the whole squad. To help the IDEA cheerleaders stay warm and stylish, contribute here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/313125952532775/