For the first time at Johnson & Wales University, the cheerleading team held a Mini Wildcat Cheerleading Clinic. This two-day event took place November 30th-December 1st in the Wildcat Center.
The clinic started on the first day with the JWU team introducing cheers, chants, motion and jump techniques, as well as stunting. On the second day, the "mini Wildcats" cheered and chanted from the sidelines of the men's basketball team versus Hamilton. The clinic participants had the opportunity to show off their new skills during a halftime routine.
"I could not be more impressed with the JWU Mini Wildcat Cheer Clinic that my four-year-old daughter and eight-year-old niece attended," said Kristin Pendergast. "They both learned so much from the cheerleaders, but more importantly had so much fun getting to learn the dances, play games, and feel like celebrities cheering at the JWU Basketball Game.
"They can't wait to come back to JWU and cheer again in a future clinic. As a parent, it was amazing to see the students connect so well with the mini Wildcats and really bring them into their world. As a JWU employee, I could not have been more proud to have my daughter included as a JWU Wildcat for the weekend. Great job to this hardworking team!"
The cheer team will host another clinic on January 18-19. Registration will open one month prior to the clinic. The cost is $45, which includes a t-shirt and two passes into the JWU basketball game so parents can watch the Mini Wildcats' performance.