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Georgia Force Cheerleader Macy Selected For NET10 Dream Team

After nearly a month of fan voting, the Arena Football League announced the winners of “NET10 Dream Team” Monday afternoon.

“NET10 Dream Team” is composed of one dancer from each AFL team who will perform at ArenaBowl XXV. “NET10 Dream Team” will also make appearances during the ArenaBowl Championship Week.

Thirty-four dancers (two in each market) competed for a spot on “NET10 Dream Team.” Fans could vote on one dancer per team, once a day on ArenaFootball.com. The dancer with the most votes on each team was selected as a member of “NET10 Dream Team.” Macy was chosen as the Georgia representative, and will make the journey New Orleans to dance at the ArenaBowl XXV.

“After hearing the news of being selected to the Dream Team, I experienced a rush of nervous excitement,” explained Macy. “Cheerleading is one of my passions and I am very fortunate to represent a dynamic organization such as the Georgia Force. I look forward to the Net10 ArenaBowl and sharing this experience with both my teammates and my Force family. GO FORCE!”

“Of course, I am very excited for Macy to have this experience because it’s truly one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments that she will treasure for years to come,” stated Joie Ashworth, Director of the Georgia Force Cheerleaders. “Her Net10 AFL Dream Teammates are in for a treat too! Macy is a hard worker, a powerhouse dancer and her teammates love her sense of humor.”

Congratulations, Macy!

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2012 Suwanee Beer Fest

Join the Georgia Force Cheerleaders and front office staff at the 2012 Suwanee Beer Fest this Saturday, March 31st from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Suwanee Town Center in scenic downtown Suwanee! From noon until 5 p.m., Bridget, Serita, Adonica and Maima will be pouring craft beer for festival attendees. Festival goers are also encouraged to stop by the Georgia Force tent to visit where they can enter a raffle for the chance to win tickets to an upcoming game!

About the Suwanee Beer Fest: Join us for a great afternoon of sampling over 120 beers, enjoying live music from local artists and eating great food at beautiful Town Center Park in the heart of Suwanee, Georgia.

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to KINGDOM KIDS. Music starts at noon and runs until 5:00. Ages 21+ to drink and attend.

For just $35 advance purchase and $45 at the door, you’ll get a tasting glass and an awesome afternoon of beer tasting. See you there! For the safety of everyone at the festival, no infants, children, strollers, or pets will be permitted. Please plan accordingly.

For more information on the Suwanee Beer Fest, please click here.

The Deadline to Register for the 2012 Georgia Force JUNIOR Cheerleader Program is THIS Saturday!

The deadline to register your 5-16 year-old daughter for the 2012 Georgia Force Junior Cheerleader Program is THIS Saturday! Over the course of three workshops, she will learn an exciting dance routine from the 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders and hear positive and encouraging messages about self-esteem and physical fitness. There are no tryouts and all skill levels are accepted.

GFC Juniors will perform their fun dance routine at halftime of the June 9th, 2012 Georgia Force home game vs. the Jacksonville Sharks. The workshop dates are as follows:

Saturday, March 24th from 9am-12p at the Force Elite Gym in Snellville, GA (Learn routine, Get Fitted for Uniform & Parent Information Session)
Saturday, April 21st from 9am-12p at the Force Elite Gym in Snellville, GA (Review Routine, Receive Uniforms & Poms, and Pick Up Optional Items Ordered)
Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-11a at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA (Set Routine on Field with Poms, Parent Walk-thru of Arena Dropoff and Pickup Areas)

What’s Included: Jr. Cheerleaders Uniform (top, skirt and poms), an instructional DVD to assist with at-home practicing, a music CD and three (3) rehearsals taught by the 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders

For complete information and and opportunity to register online, please click here.

Kiley and Lauren’s Birthday Bash THIS Saturday at Twisted Taco!

This Saturday, help Georgia Force Cheerleaders Kiley and Lauren celebrate their birthdays and party for a good cause! Grab a friend and head over to the Twisted Taco in Buckhead starting at 8:30 p.m. to celebrate with the GFC and help raise funds for the Rally Foundation, in honor of the GFC’s Rally Kid Tori! The GFC will be giving away raffle prizes all night, including gift certificates from Siggers Salon, Urban Active, Fashion Cupcake, PGA Superstore, Force Tickets, Twisted Taco, New Balance Buckhead, Festivity Boutique, Chaos Conditioning, and Gold Room! Get there before 10:30 p.m. to enjoy the live DJ! Suggested donation of $10 at the door.

What: GFC Kiley and GFC Lauren’s Birthday Bash

Where: Twisted Taco in Buckhead
4629 Wieuca Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30342

When: Saturday, March 3rd at 8:30 p.m.

GFC Visit to CHOA Egleston

On Wednesday, February 15th, The Georgia Force Cheerleader’s Rally Kid Tori was admitted to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston where she will undergo another round of chemotherapy to help treat her medullablastoma cancer of the brain. Upon learning the news, the GFC decided to pay Tori a visit at Egelston. “The concept of a 9 year-old having to fight cancer is so heavy and I didn’t know what to expect,” admits Joie Ashworth, the director of Georgia Force Cheerleaders. “But Tori is not your average kid! She’s not a complainer or a whiner – she’s a fighter who is working through this with a confidence we can all learn from. She’s brave and strong and you can see all that in her eyes. She had a smile on her face throughout our entire visit. GFC brought gifts, signed autographs and put on a special dance performance just for her… but in the end, I believe she did more for us than we did for her.”

GFC Rookie Maima agreed that they have a lot to learn from Tori and her story: “Tori’s resilence and faith has inspired me beyond measure. She is truly one of my heroes. My visit with her impacted me on a deeper level because it showed me what this job is all about: giving back and inspiring others.Tori has inspired us more than she will ever know.”

“We are challenging our team to think bigger this year, realize how much more there is than our problems, our successes and our stories,” explained GFC Captain Kiley. “Our Rally Kid, Tori, gave the GFC an opportunity to experience the epitome of strength and hope. Wrapped up in a 9 year old body sporting neon green PJs and hot pink bedazzeled slippers, Tori was a hidden warrior as she sat decorating an American Girl jewelry box. Tori was ready to strike a pose better than any pro cheerleader and offered a huge smile, never once offering the slightest complaint about her disease. I hope to learn from her how to be stronger, less selfish and more fierce!”

GFC Captain Joslynn agreed: “Tori is a true testament that God does not give you more than you can handle. What a resilient spirit. She exhibited such poise during our visit. I feel extremely blessed to have met such an amazing child.”

The Cheerleaders ask for prayers for Tori. This round of chemo is especially grueling. As a Rally Kid, Tori only asks for donations in her honor to the Rally Foundation for childhood cancer research. Fans can make their tax-deductible contributions by visiting the Georgia Force Cheerleader donation page at http://www.razoo.com/story/GeorgiaForceCheerleaders. The minimum donation is $10, but every dollar will help and is greatly appreciated.

To see more pictures from the GFC visit to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston, click here.

Georgia Force Cheerleaders Habitat For Humanity Build

On February 4th, the Georgia Force Cheerleaders donned their construction hats and pulled out their power tools for a Habitat For Humanity build. Alongside Clark Howard, the cheerleaders helped construct a house for a family in need in the city of Atlanta.

“I know people don’t expect to see cheerleaders building houses,” stated Joie Ashworth, the Director of Georgia Force Cheerleaders. “It’s hard work, but it means a lot to be able to give back to the community this way. We are helping people realize the American dream of homeownership! This is now a tradition for the Georgia Force Cheerleaders and I can’t even imagine going an entire season without building a house with my team.”

Veteran cheerleader LaToya agreed that the build was a valuable experience for the team. “The build was such a great first time experience. It simply amazed me how such a large group of people came together working so diligently to change someone’s life forever. I was glad to be a volunteer and glad to have impacted someone’s life.”

Not only did the girls learn more about teamwork and the Habitat For Humanity program, but they also gained skills in an unexpected area: construction! “It is amazing to see what team work can do,” said Lauren, one of the newest members of the 2012 squad. “With so many hands, you see your progress quickly, and it is amazing. It was great to work along side the future home owners. They were so appreciative and that helped keep us all motivated. The build leaders were so encouraging and patient. They took the time to show me how to swing a hammer the right way, how to use a nail gun, and how to water seal windows. You don’t have to know anything going in, you just have to be willing to work, learn, and try new things! My arm was sore for a couple days from all the hammering, which is more rewarding than the soreness you get from just moving weights around at the gym. You are actually using your God given strength for something productive!”

Veteran cheerleader Jaimi put it simply: “My favorite thing about helping on a Habitat build is meeting the home owner and working with them to achieve their dream. At the end of the day you can see your hard work and the progress you’ve completed together. You can actually see their lives changing.”

To see more pictures from the build, check out the photo album on Facebook. To find out more about how you can get involved in the Habitat For Humanity program, click here.

Watch the Big Game at The Arena Tavern

Up your game this Sunday by watching the showdown between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants with Georgia Force players and cheerleaders at The Arena Tavern in Duluth! Starting at 6 p.m., football fans are invited to cheer on their favorite team with official Force players, cheerleaders, and front office staff. A complimentary buffet will be served at halftime with hearty football fare. Guests may wash down their halftime snacks with $2 Bud Light bottles, football themed cocktails, or, for true beer enthusiasts, a 100 ounce Yuengling vessel in the shape of a football helmet will be offered for $15. For more information, please call 770.623.4585 or visit http://www.thearenatavern.com/.

WHAT: The Big Game at The Arena Tavern

WHEN: Sunday, February 5th at 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Arena Tavern
2000 Satellite Boulevard Northwest
Duluth, GA 30097

MLK Day of Service at the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Georgia Force crew volunteered at the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation today. Football players, cheerleaders, and the front office staff sorted through all sorts of glasses and prepped them for shipping to areas of need across the globe. The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides Georgians with vision and hearing services for the uninsured. To find out how you can get involved, please visit http://www.lionslighthouse.org/.

Happy MLK Day!

Happy Holidays from the Georgia Force Cheerleaders

The holidays might be over, but we’re okay with that! We’ve got so many exciting things planned for our 2012 season, that we’re more than ready to ring in the new year. But if you’ve got the post-holiday blues, this video of the Georgia Force Cheerleaders might help a bit!

Meet your 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders!

FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Joslynn, Jaimi, Chelsea, Adonica, Loren, Brianna
MIDDLE ROW: Bridget, LaToya, Christen, Macy, Dana, Tiffany, Maima
BACK ROW: Serita, Britney, Kiley, Emily, Cara, Lauren, Hanna

Thanks to all who came out to the Gold Room to see thirty-four potential Georgia Force Cheerleaders compete for a position on the esteemed squad. We are pleased to announce the members of the 2012 squad! Yet another reason why we are so excited for the upcoming season!

Congratulations, ladies! We couldn’t be more pleased with this talented group.