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.”
This past Saturday, hopeful football players came out to the Atlanta Silverbacks facility for their shot at earning a spot on the 2012 Georgia Force roster. The temperate, sunny day was the perfect environment for potentials to demonstrate their talent for Head Coach Dean Cokinos. The hopeful players completed a 40-yard dash, short shuttles, individual drills, and one-on-ones.
To see more pictures from try outs, please check out our Facebook album here.
Tuning into the Orange Bowl tonight to watch the showdown between Clemson and WVU? So are we! We’ll be at Deadwood Saloon in Atlanta, watching the game and giving away individual game tickets to some very lucky football fans. Members of the Force front office staff will be hanging out at Deadwood starting at 8:15 p.m. Be sure to chat with them to find out how you can win tickets to an upcoming action-packed Force game!
66 12th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
See you tonight!
In honor of the Georgia Force Cheerleaders Final Audition Show tonight, the Georgia Force Facebook page has been updated with pictures from the preliminary auditions held on November 20th! Check out the full album by clicking here, and be sure to come out to the Final Audition Show tonight at the Gold Room Atlanta! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the final audition show begins promptly at 8:30 p.m. See you there!
2416 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
This past Sunday, thirty-four talented ladies were chosen to move on the final auditions for the 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleading squad. From now up until the finals, these ladies will go through an intense boot camp to get in top physical shape and hone their cheerleading and dance skills. On Friday, December 2nd at the Gold Room in Atlanta, these ladies will put it all on display, and you are invited to come! The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the Final Audition Show will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m.
Want to see who the thirty-four finalists are? Check out the Georgia Force Cheerleaders Facebook Page and “like” all of your favorites in the 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders Finalists album! Then be sure to cheer for them at the final auditions!
What: Final Audition Show for the 2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders
When: Friday, December 2nd, 2011. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for those 21+
Where: The Gold Room Atlanta
2416 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324