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Gig Harbor High Cheer Donates 100 Fleece Blankets To Tacoma General Hospital

The team raised money throughout January and February at basketball games and wrestling matches, collecting spare change from the crowd.

The cheerleaders at Gig Harbor High School donated 100 fleece blankets to Tacoma General Hospital last week as part of their winter community service project. The team raised money throughout January and February at basketball games and wrestling matches, collecting spare change from the crowd.

Three cheerleaders spearheaded the project contacting the hospital, making fliers and making sure they canvassed the crowd at every home game. At the end of the season the team collected over a total $200 to buy fleece blankets for the patients at Tacoma General Hospital. The team brainstormed of ways to help the community in December and decided that the blanket drive would best benefit and comfort for children in our area.

The GHHS cheerleaders have been busy within the community this last year, serving over 15 hours of community service as a team. They were active in helping PenMet Parks Family Fun Fest, Gig Harbor’s National Night Out, the Race 4 A Soldier, the Over the Narrows Run and they wrote condolence letters to the families of Newtown, CT. These ladies take being a role model to the next level, on and off the field.

-Gig Harbor Cheer

Carla Adams February 24, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Good job girls.. I remember being one of the first Gig Harbor High School Cheerleaders back in 1981! :)
Valerie Hollister February 24, 2013 at 05:26 PM
I would like the girls to know that their donation was used IMMEDIATELY. I work in the office of volunteers and right after we received the blankets, I got a call from a nurse who was caring for a very sick little girl. Mom wanted a soft blanket to put underneath her. I brought several to the room for her to choose which one she wanted! Way to Go Girls! Thank you for your hard work and dedication...it matters!

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