Scott Wooledge, marketing manager for Cheer New York, sent me a note in response to Friday's post on the Bond Street block party that featured cheerleaders from Cheer New York:
There were some some comments made about our team, Cheer New York, that did not I think do the team justice. They suggested Cheer New York lacked the skills to perform a pyramid, I've provided rebuttal in the form of photographic proof to the contrary. The team has a high level of skill and even greater dedication to our charity fundraising. Commercial events like Fashion's Night Out, help finance the good charity work we do on behalf of AIDS Walk, Avon Breast Cancer Walk, Walk MS NYC, Joey DiPaulo AIDS Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association of New York.
I know event organizers were very pleased with the spirit and the energy the team injected into this fun event, and I also know many of the party goers were impressed and entertained. Many, many of them took the opportunity to tell me so personally as we joined them in the party. I think it's a shame some people are so cynical as to make nasty comments about a group of people who have given so much to the community.
Perhaps they just don't understand who Cheer New York is. I'd invite them to check out our website or see us on Facebook, and learn more about the team's tireless commitment to raising money and supporting charity, and being the most skilled athletes we can be.
Here are some more photos.