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Crusaders Give Back

Bella Hammond
DCC prepares for an amazing Friday night hosting Crusader Sparkle

The mission of touching lives, encouraging and putting a smile on a kid’s face, has always been a huge inspiration for our St. Dominic Crusader Cheerleaders. They work together to host a special event called Crusader Sparkle to make a difference in kids’ lives. 

Crusader Sparkle is an opportunity for kids who don’t get the chance to cheer, so they come together with experienced cheerleaders. Crusader Sparkle is open to those who have disabilities.

“Crusader sparkle started my freshman year. Alina Kohout, a senior at the time, started it. I was very passionate about it as I learned more, and I have now run it for two years,” Junior Bella Hammond said. 

For many Crusaders it’s a very rewarding experience to give back to their community. Each one of these children are unique in their own way, and portray God through their bright smiles and their infectious attitudes. Being able to cheer with DCC encourages them to want to follow through with their dreams. 

“Crusader Sparkle means a lot to me. I saw God in these kids, that others don’t see. Their smiles are so bright and it made me want to help. Helping people makes you feel so happy,” Hammond said. 

God always says, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews- 13:16. 

Some of our cheerleaders are experiencing Crusader Sparkle for the first time this year. Since it is their first time, they get to create strong bonds during practices, halftime, and after the game. 

“Well, this is my first year doing crusader sparkle, so I think that it’d be a fun time to experience the way that this is brought about, like we get to do a halftime show with them, and we also get to connect with them afterwards,” Junior Ava Pritt said. 

Through the love and support of others, this group of outstanding girls get to work and help those who don’t get to cheer day to day. October is the month of giving back for many St. Dominic teams, such as Cure For Carson, soccer’s Footprints game and Crusader Sparkle.

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Jenna Warren
Jenna Warren, Staff Writer
Jenna Warren is a Junior at St. Dominic. She is involved in Hosa and CRU at Dominic. She loves hanging with her friends and family!!  

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