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Gallaudet cheerleaders give back with youth clinic

Gallaudet cheerleaders with youth cheer clinic participants during the Homecoming game on 2017.

WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University cheerleaders hosted a successful youth cheer clinic back in October leading up to Homecoming.

The clinic was held on campus on Sunday, Oct. 15, and was open to deaf and hard of hearing kids and kids of deaf adults (KODA) ages 5-14. The children learned from the Gallaudet cheerleaders chants, jumps and some stunts during the three-hour long clinic.

The following week on Homecoming (Saturday, Oct. 21) the youth cheer clinic participants had the opportunity to march with the Gallaudet cheerleaders during the alumni parade before the start of the football game. They also had the chance to cheer and perform with the Gallaudet cheerleaders after the first quarter of the game.

"Our favorite part of our job was getting to meet our young fans and future Gallaudet cheerleaders," said Gallaudet coach Roberta Gage. "Go Bison!"

Gallaudet University cheerleaders with youth cheer clinic girls in group photo in Field House.