Lafayette, Georgia to serve as host site


(Northwest Georgia) – One of the most anticipated local cheerleading events of the year will take place on Monday, Sept. 28 as Georgia Northwestern hosts its third annual Bobcat Cheer Extravaganza.
This year’s event will take place at LaFayette High School with performances and festivities beginning at 6 p.m.
Bobcats cheer coach Karen Stoker said another huge turnout is expected.
“Last year we ended up with about 425 athletes performing, which was more than double what we had the first year and we are expecting at least that many or more this year,” she said. “We know we have at least 14 schools that are going to represented, but we will probably have some more that sign up just before the deadline.”
Recreation cheer squads will compete for awards, as will middle school and high school spirit squads. Middle school, high school and all-star competition squads will perform exhibitions only.
The night will begin with a performance by the Georgia Northwestern Bobcat Cheer Cats. The Cheer Cats finished seventh in their division at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association (NCA) Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida in their first season as a competition squad. They have already qualified for the 2016 NCA Nationals following their performance at a camp at the University of Louisville.
Stoker said the performance was another good way for her squad to give back to the local cheerleading community.
“We just finished helping with the North Georgia Athletic Conference (middle school) with their competition cheerleading playday,” she explained. “They asked us to do it and the kids really enjoyed it.”
Admission will be $5 for adults. Concessions and cheerleading-specific vendors will also be on hand with items to purchase.
Stoker added that the main purpose of the night would be to allow cheer squads of all levels to showcase their talents.
“The mats will be theirs to show what they can do,” she said. “I’m looking forward to what I think will be another great night.”