WOW! A world without cheerleaders, think about it. Talk about dull, depressing and colorless! Who would wear the super cute hair bows or give us sassy sayings? Who would make sports like football so much more interesting?

OK, that was a little tongue in cheek, but seriously, cheerleaders work HARD at their sport. Yep, that’s right, they are athletes! They train just as much (and sometimes even much) than athletes in some recognized sports. Just watch them for a while. The way they jump and tumble and seem to have an endless supply of energy will just wear you out.

And the movies! Think about the movies and TV shows that feature cheerleaders. How much entertainment would we lose? Would “Glee” be as hilarious without the Cheerios? I think not.

And look at “Heroes!” That little cheerleader helped to save the world!

The world wouldn’t be the same without cheer, and for even more than the reasons listed in this post. Where else can you find the bright, perpetual smile and positive attitude? Sure, some folks have it, but cheerleaders invented it!

Where else will you find someone to motivate and encourage you to excel at the task at hand? Yeah, your best friend might for a while, but a cheerleader will add some flips and tumbles to it.

So much more interesting!

Think about all the ways that your local cheerleaders support your community, boost their teams’ morale and just make the world a better, brighter place. A world without cheer would have at least one dark and gloomy corner, just waiting for a cheerleader to step up in her cheer uniform and sneakers, sporting a high pony with a bow in her team’s colors, flashing the best jazz hands ever as she says, “Ready? OK!”