Raeanna, 13 yrs old, Brandon Allstars
– My parents are my main support system.
I thank my parents for giving me this opportunity to do what I wish, for paying and taking me to every competition and supporting me in every decision I make! I am thankful for cheerleading because it makes me a better person. My coaches have taught me respect and sportsmanship and that you have to work hard to reach your goals!



Kaileigh, 16 yrs old, Spirit of Texas
My parents are my main support system.

Mom and Dad,
Thank you so much for all your support, encouragement, love, (and money) throughout all my years of cheering. You guys are my biggest fans and so supportive of me and the things I do. Love you!


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Abbi, 13 yrs old, Sports and Fine Arts Center Indian Trail, NC
– My Mom and Dad are my main support system.
Thanks for everything you have done and will do in the future for me. I could not have made it this far without you two. You have always paid my expenses, cheered me on, and helped me do the best I can do. Even when times get harsh you are there for me. You are my cheerleaders. Thanks for supporting me in everything I do. – Abbi



Annie and Caileigh, 14 year old identical twins, South Jersey Storm- Senior Large Coed Restricted 5
– Our parents are our biggest supporters. They pay for us and our two other sisters to cheer by working several jobs. It is a huge investment on their part, not just in money, but in time. Between the four of us, we have practice 5 days every week (23 hours per week). They are always there for us, cheering us on, encouraging us, and supporting our passion for cheerleading.
Dear Mom and Dad,
Thank you so much for everything that you have sacrificed in order for us to cheer for all of these years. We know that cheerleading takes a lot of time and that it is a huge investment, but we are so thankful for all the things that we have learned on that mat. Your commitment to support our love for cheerleading has made us better people- we know the value of teamwork and we know that if you put your mind to something you can achieve it, no matter how hard it seems. When we won NCA Nationals last year we cried, not only because we were so happy, but because you always believed in us and you told us that someday we would do it and it felt so amazing to accomplish our goal. Now we know that no matter what dreams we have, through hard work we can achieve it! Cheerleading has made us the people we are today, hard-working honor students, level 5 cheerleaders, and young women who are not afraid to reach for the stars. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we truly love.
Love, Annie and Caileigh Maull



Sadie, 8 yrs old, California All Stars
– I have a big support system! My parents take me to all my practices and to extra privates and tumbling classes, they drive a lot. My big brother Brady is the loudest next to the stage cheering me on. My Grammy and Grampy have never missed a cheer competition and even came to support me at one on their 45th wedding anniversary!
I am thankful that my Mom, Grammy and Grampy come to all my comps. I am thankful for my teammates. I have good friends on the team and we support each other. -=) Sadie


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Haley, 12 yrs old, Velocity Allstars
My main support system is my Mom and Dad.
Thank you mom and dad and all my amazing coaches.
Cheerleading is my favorite thing to do and probably wouldn’t be where I am now without my amazing coaches and parents.



MaKayla, 11 yrs old, YMCA Spirit Force Avengers
My mom supports me when I cheer. My mom pays for all my expenses, takes me to practices, and competitions. When I am cheering I only hear my mom’s loud mouth :).
Thank you mom and my sister,
I am so grateful that I have you guys. I don’t know what I would do without you. I love you both to the moon and back. I am also thankful for my coaches. They keep us up when were down. Cheer is the only sport I like. Thank you every one who cheers with me, they are all like my sisters.


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Lexi, 18 yrs old, Midwest Cheer Elite Toledo
My biggest supporter is my mom! She has done so much behind the scenes to make sure I could be the cheerleader I am today. Even though I can drive, sometimes she will take my sister and me to practices. She has brought us food to practice. And has never missed being out in the crowd to watch us perform! She pays the expenses because she knows how much we love it, and we love her!
THANK YOU so so much for everything you do to make it possible. I love seeing you out in the crowd and knowing you’ll be there when I’m done competing! You are an amazing mom, and I find strength in your faith and love! Love you!!



Abby, tween, Cheer Athletics, Plano. Texas
My main support system is my Mom and Dad. I’m thankful to be able to do cheerleading because it teaches me to work in a team and work with all different kinds of people so I can better work with other people. I love being able to do it and I know how hard you work to pay for me to cheer at one of the best places in the world.
Dear Mom and Dad,
I’m so thankful for you taking me to cheer and all the extras that you do. I know that you work every day with hardly any days off work to help pay for all the things that I do. Thank you for letting my home be a place of harmony and where I can kick back and be myself. Thank you for helping me say no sometimes and listening to me when my body needs down time, and forcing me to take it even when I don’t think I need it. I’m always better for it afterwards. Thank you for letting my sister be who he is supposed to be, and being open minded enough to just love her. Thank you mom and dad for allowing me to grow and exposing me to build relationships with mentors that I love so much. Most of all, thank you for continuing to believe that not only can I make a difference in my own way in this world, but being strong enough to let me fall and not catching me all the time so that I can learn from my mistakes.
I love you mom and dad.


Nicole, 14 yrs old, Rock Solid All Stars
My parents are my support system.
Dear mom and dad, Thank you for always believing in me, and never let me lose hope in my dreams. You both give me the love and support to achieve my dreams. Thank you for always taking me to my privates, practice and competition.


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Alexandra, 16 yrs old, Jersey All Stars, Lakewood NJ
My parents, Grandparents and My Aunt Megan are my main support group of my life!
I wanted to thank each and every one of them and anyone in my jersey family who has helped me and my sister continue cheering through my mom’s rough time this summer going through chemo. Without you guys I wouldn’t be able to be doing 2 teams and continuing my love for cheerleading! Cheerleading is my escape from the troubles of the real world where I can be free and just have fun preforming being the best that I can be. I’m thankful for cheerleading making my life fun an unforgettable! I’m also thankful for my mom who throughout this whole thing has supported me and my team and not letting cancer stop her and coming through as a new survivor! Happy Thanksgiving!



Jordyn, 8 yrs old, Wisconsin Storm Elite All Stars
My Coach Branka Dudas and my Mom and Dad are my support people.
Dear mom and dad,
Thank you for taking me to cheer practice and supporting me at the competitions.  I love you two.  Thank you so much for loving me.  Love, Jordyn

Dear Branka,
Thank you for being the best coach ever.  I love you so much.  Thank you for teaching me how to be a great cheerleader and how to do all of the stunts that I get to do.  Love, Jordyn

I am thankful for cheer because I have made a lot of great friends and we have a big cheer family.  I am also thankful because we get to do stunts and all of the competitions we do.  I am most thankful for all of my cheer sisters.


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Sarah, 10 yrs old, Dynasty All Stars, Princeton, West Virginia
My supporters are my mom and dad, and sometimes my brothers. My mom is the one who is my main supporter though. She drives me to practice 4 days a week not to mention competitions. Whenever I am tumbling she always pushes me even though she gets on my nerves sometimes. My dad is the one who pays though. Sometimes he comes to my competitions and supports me. I know he loves me. My brothers also sometimes support me too.
Dear Mom, Dad, friends, family, fans, and brothers,
Thank you so much for always supporting me. I know you always will. You are the reason I get through all the cheer seasons. When I am at competitions my mom is the one who always helps me with my nerves before warm-up, and my friends and teammates help me before we perform. I love all of my friends, family, teammates, and fans who are other girls at the gym who look up to me.
I am thankful for cheer because without it I would be nothing, and I would have nothing to do. I am thankful for cheer because it is my life



Noel, 13 yrs old, Sonic Cheer All Stars, League City, Texas
My mom and dad are that main supporters for my cheerleading, but my two sisters, nephew and friends also support me every day.
Thank you so very much mom, dad, Morgan-Ashli, Tierra, Maddox and all of my friends for all of the money you spend paying for fees and tuition, time you spend talking to me on stressful days, pain medicine for the days I come home hurting, and all the yelling and screaming from the stands every time I step on the mat to compete. Cheerleading is one of the main driving forces in my life and I know that it will now and continue to help make me the strong, confident, hardworking individual that I hope to always be.



Tessa, 11 Kade, 9 and Peja 3 ½, CheerXperience in El Dorado Hills, CA

Thank you for buying all my cheer clothes and thank for paying for all my cheer and competitions.  Thank you to Momma and Papa! I love to do cheer and I love you cuz you let me.  It’s so fun and thank you for getting all the bows for me and Tessa to share.  I am thankful for cheerleading because I have competitions, all my friends and that’s all. – Peja

Dear Mom and Papa, Thank you for bringing me to all my practices and supporting me at competition.  Thank you for allowing me to try new things and learn what I am good at.  I love you both so much and I am so thankful to have you as my mom and papa!  Love, Kade.
I am thankful for cheerleading because I get to learn new stuff, spend time with friends, coaches and family.  I am thankful for cheer because it has allowed me to learn a lot of tumbling and get to perform.  I am thankful my relatives get to come and see me and all the tumbling I have learned.  – Kade

Dear Papa and Momma, Thank you both for paying for cheer.  Thank you for all the time you spend bringing me to practice.  I am so thankful that you have sacrificed so much so I can do this wonderful sport that I love.  You are the most wonderful parents that I could have.  You give me way more support than I could ever even ask for.  You both sacrifice everything for me and I love you both SO much! Love, Tessa
I am thankful for cheer because I have the most wonderful coaches, gym owners and I am pushed to learn new things every day.  I am thankful for my teammates that are so fun, encouraging and talented and I love getting to watch all the younger cheerleaders get new skills and see their big smiles.  I am thankful that cheer has become a family sport for us and allowed us all to spend so much time together.   I am thankful that cheer has let me make so many friends from all over the world and how else would I get to do that at 11? – Tessa



Abby, 7 yrs old, Ignite IXT
My mom and dad help me with cheer.
I am thankful for cheer because it is fun and I love tumbling.  Cheerleading makes me stronger and teaches me to do my best.  Thanks mom and dad for taking me to cheer and doing a lot of stuff for me.


Cheyenne, 10 yrs old, YMCA Spirit Force Sidney, OH
My family supports me in cheer. My mom goes to the competition and helps me and watches and everyone else watches the videos. They always tell me they are proud of me.
I’m thankful for cheerleading because it is fun and I enjoy it. I am also thankful because it has helped my community from the cheer-related volunteer work like Abby’s Pledge and helping the animals at the humane society.


Sharee, 15 yrs old,  CheerXperience
My main supportive person is my sister and coach Sarah Mitchell.
Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for everything you do for me, I would not be anywhere close to where I am if I didn’t have you! You are the one that pushes me past my limits because you know the greatness I am capable of achieving!
I am thankful for cheer because it constantly shows me how hard I need to work to become successful in all I do.



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Some of our favorite heartfelt entries from last Thanksgiving. Raeanna, 13 yrs old, Brandon Allstars - My parents are my main support system. I thank my parents for giving me this opportunity to do what I wish, for paying and taking me to every competition and supporting me in...