Get your megaphones ready for "Cheer For the Cure," a U.S. Cheerleading Final Qualifying Competition to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, springing into The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Saturday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 24. The annual event begins at 10 a.m. each day, and is open to spectators with a $5 entry fee.
JDRF's "Cheer For the Cure" is one of Western New York's most lively charity events. Approximately 135 cheerleading and dance teams from Western New York, Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario participate each year. The competition traditionally draws approximately 3,000 spectators with proceeds benefiting diabetes research.
Saturday's competition will feature dance and all star teams. Sunday's competition will feature school and recreation, "Little Loop," college and special needs teams. Awards will be given based upon number of teams in each division. There will be first-, second- and third-place trophies in each division. One team will be awarded overall grand champion each day.
For more information, visit www.jdrf.org/westernny or call 716-833-2873.