Proud, loud and nothing but the best for DHS.  That's the Denfeld Cheer Team.  They rally others to win and we can now repay their dedication and efforts.  I had the pleasure and honor of coaching this team last year and I know first hand that the team is in need of new mats.  One of the team members, Jenna has been proactive in trying to secure new mats in a contest and they needs your vote to win.


Greatmats is choosing five school cheerleading programs with the most votes to win the Greatmats $1000 Giveaway. If Denfeld is one of the winning teams, half will go to the Denfeld Cheer program and the other half to the school.

In Jenna's application she wrote:

"My name is Jenna and I attend Denfeld High School in Duluth, Minnesota.  If my school were to win the mats or cash option, I believe they would put the money towards all the sports at our school. We don't always get a lot of funding for our teams here.  I know for sure our cheer team could use the money and mats! The girls on our team have to pay for almost everything because we do not get a lot of funding. Some things include uniforms, poms, cheer camp, warmups, etc. You name it.  We would be so extremely grateful to receive a prize like this for our cheer team and athletic department.  We also don't have too many mats to use on the cheer team because they're not the cheapest to buy. The ones that we do have are pretty old. New mats would be so awesome for us to use and we would take great advantage of them!"

Stephanie Reinsch-Peterson, Denfeld's Head Cheer Coach says, " The Denfeld Cheer Team is a group of young ladies who never cease to amaze me with their dedication, strength and willingness to go the extra mile to obtain their goals. They work hard at everything they do. They are a great group of young ladies." 

I personally second Coach Steph's statement!  With continued financial cuts in most school districts, money for extra curricular activities is almost non-existent. The athletes, the team and the sport would benefit greatly from winning this contest. Voting will end Tuesday, April 5 and they will announce the winning teams on April 11.

Vote and share with all your Facebook friends and family across the country to ensure they are in the top five to win!  Best of luck, ladies!

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