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The Nfinity Champions League Reveals Programs and Teams Committed to CL2

Los Angeles, Calif., August 1, 2014 – The Nfinity Champions League will see it’s second season this March 20-22 as it moves from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, California. Nfinity Athletic, The Official Shoe of Cheerleading™ and Aloha Productions, one of the leading event producers for cheerleading and dance events, present the headlining teams for The Nfinity Champions League Live Event for March 20-22, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Twenty-eight of the most elite teams in competitive cheerleading compete for the title of The Nfinity Champions League Grand Champion. Twenty-two League Teams will return to the big screen allowing six spots for the wild card Level 5 teams to “Play-In” to the League guaranteeing a spot in the movie release. Those six teams will challenge The League with the bottom four scores not automatically advancing to the following year.

Each team competing in The Nfinity Champions League selects a charity of their choice that is designated throughout the competitive season. Money is raised for those charities during their season with the GRAND CHAMPION of The Champions League taking home $10,000 for their charity and the remaining All Girl and Coed Champions receiving a $5,000 prize for their cause. Over $30,000 was raised and donated in the inaugural year of The Nfinity Champions League.

Champions League LogoThe Nfinity Champions League and Aloha Productions have the following programs and teams committed for March 20-22 in Los Angeles, Calif.:

Returning League Teams:

  • Brandon All-stars – Brandon, Florida
    • Senior Black – Small Coed 5
  • California All Stars – San Marcos, California
    • Smoed – Small Coed 5
    • Black Ops – Medium Coed 5
    • Lady Bullets – Small Senior 5
    • Coed – Large Coed 5
    • ACES – Medium Senior 5
  • Cheer Athletics – Plano, Texas
    • Panthers – Large Senior 5
  • Cheer Extreme – Kernersville, North Carolina
    • Senior Elite – Large Senior 5
    • Coed Elite – Large Coed 5
    • Small Senior X – Small Senior 5
  • East Celebrity Elite – Boston, Massachusetts
    • C5 – Medium Coed 5
  • GymTyme All Stars – Louisville, Kentucky
    • Platinum – Medium Coed 5
  • ICE All Stars – Chicago, Illinois
    • Lady Lightning – Small Senior 5
  • Maryland Twisters – Glen Burnie, Maryland
    • Reign – Medium Coed 5
    • F5 – Large Senior 5
  • Stingray All Stars – Marietta, Georgia
    • Peach – Medium Senior 5
  • Top Gun – Miami, Florida
    • Large Coed – Large Coed 5
  • Twist & Shout – Norman, Oklahoma
    • Obsession – Medium Coed 5
  • Woodlands Elite – Houston, Texas
    • Generals – Small Senior 5
  • World Cup – Freehold, New Jersey
    • Shooting Stars – Large Senior 5
    • Odyssey – Medium Coed 5
    • Suns – Small Senior 5

Play-In Competitors (Senior & Coed 5 Only)

  • Allstar Athletics – Tinley Park, Illinois
    • Lucky 7 – Small Coed 5
  • Brandon All-stars – Brandon, Florida
    • Senior White – Small Senior 5
  • Cheer Athletics – Plano, Texas
    • Junglecats – Medium Senior 5
  • Cheer Extreme – Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Smoex – Medium Coed 5
  • CHEERFORCE – San Diego, California
    • Blackout – Medium Coed 5
  • Elite Cheer Michigan – Chesterfield, Michigan
    • Venom – Small Coed 5
  • Five Star Athletics – Reno, Nevada
    • Dream – Small Coed 5
  • Green Bay Elite – De Pere, Wisconsin
    • Lime – Small Senior 5
  • ICON Cheer – Springfield, Missouri
    • Envy – Small Coed 5
  • Louisiana Cheer Force – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Gold – Small Coed 5
  • Midwest Cheer Elite – West Chester, Ohio
    • Diamond Kats – Small Coed 5
    • Femme Feline – Medium Senior 5
  • OC All-Stars – Foothill Ranch, California
    • Black – Medium Senior 5
  • Oregon Dream Teams – Beaverton, Oregon
    • Dream – Medium Coed 5
  • Pacific Coast Magic – Murrieta, California
    • Fantasy – Small Senior 5
    • Mysterious – Small Coed 5
  • POWER – Sacramento, California
    • POWER Sacramento – Small Senior 5
  • Premier All-Stars – Farmingdale, New York
    • Lady Celebs – Small Senior 5
  • Reno Elite – Reno, Nevada
    • Teal – Small Coed 5
  • Top Gun All Stars – Miami, Florida
    • Lady Jags – Medium Senior 5
  • UltimateAllstars – Port St Lucie, Florida
    • Small Coed 5
  • Woodlands Elite – Houston, Texas
    • Black Ops – Medium Coed 5

Additional teams will be announced publicly as programs complete registration at www.thechampsleague.com/registration/.

“We are so honored to be apart of such an amazing event for the second year in a row,” exclaims Orson Sykes, Owner of Twist & Shout. “To also have the opportunity to be in a movie as well as showcase the incredible athletes that are a part of our sport is just icing on the cake.”

Registration for The Nfinity Champions League will remain open to all levels until March 1, 2015. Levels 1-4 will compete for Level and Division Champions at The USC’s Galen Center and LA Sports Arena for the two-day competition with their registration fee including a reserved seat for Saturday night’s show. The new Worlds Score Sheet, established in collaboration with the USASF and the NACCC will be used at The Champions League Live event for all levels with a goal of establishing one scoring standard for All Star competition cheerleading.

Level 5 teams are invited to play-in to the competition on Saturday morning before movie rehearsal. Six spots are open to the highest scores from the morning to reach the live event movie filming on Saturday night.

Ticket Pre-Sales for The Nfinity Champions League will go on sale in Early 2015 with seating options for the show. Each athlete competing over the weekend will have reserve seating included in the registration cost to watch the filming and live show of CL2.

Showcasing their skills as a pre-show to the movie filming, the Junior Level 5 division will open up for The Champions League in March to showcase the most elite Junior Talent in the country.

One Sport. One Night. One Prom. The most elite athletes in cheer will take the red carpet in Los Angeles for this prestigious night in competitive cheerleading to kick off The Nfinity Champions League Prom presented by Cheer Life. All Level 5 athletes will be in attendance for this special night. Team members will walk the red carpet as the introduction to The Champions League movie filming and participants enjoy this formal night out with their friends and fellow competitors.

Twelve Days after the Champion is crowned, The Nfinity Champions League 2 will release to movie theatres nationwide on April 2, 2015.

Exclusive Sponsorship opportunities are available to companies interested in being a part of The Nfinity Champions League. Contact [email protected] for more information on how you can be a part of this prestigious event.

“We are thrilled with everything coming together for The Champions League event and truly excited to have Los Angeles as the host city for the West Coast,” exclaims Tammy Van Vleet, President of Aloha Productions. “Its amazing what this event has done to bring all of these programs together and contribute to the charities of their choice.”

About Nfinity

Nfinity Athletic, based Atlanta, Georgia, is a leader in providing innovative shoes, apparel and accessories for the female athlete. Nfinity has built a reputation as “The Official Shoe of Cheerleading” and is known for its use of technology and inventive approach to its products. Nfinity introduced the world’s first high-performance cheerleading shoe for women and was ranked 9th on Inc. magazine’s list of “Top 100 Consumer Product Companies.” Visit www.nfinity.com for more information.

About Aloha Productions

Aloha Productions produces over 30 prestigious cheerleading and dance events throughout the United States, which include Aloha Spirit Championships, Golden State Spirit Association (GSSA), The Cali Finale, The NATIONAL Championships, and The Nfinity Champions League. Visit www.alohaspiritchamps.com or www.gssaonline.com for more information.

Press Release – The Nfinity Champions League Reveals Programs and Teams Committed to CL2

Nfinity Teams Up With U.S. Finals for 2014 Event Series!

US Finals LogoThe U.S. Finals is pleased announce that we have added a new sponsor to our event series this season! Nfinity will be the official shoe and backpack sponsor of The 2014 U.S. Finals. You will be able to purchase Nfinity’s amazing line of both shoes and backpacks at ALL 7 U.S. Finals locations.

Nfinity Logo“Nfinity is proud to sponsor US Finals and further our long standing tradition to support the growth of our beloved sport,” said Nfinity CEO, Tate Chalk. “The US Finals is the largest end of the year competition in the country and our thoughts and vision align perfectly. We look forward to seeing all of our amazing customers at their respective events this year.”

The 2014 U.S. Finals season kicks off in Indianapolis, IN March 29th and ends May 4th in Virginia Beach, VA. For more information please visit our website at www.theusfinals.com. For more information on Nfinity check out their website at www.nfinity.com.

Nfinity Teams Up With U.S. Finals for 2014 Event Series!

Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event

Champions League Theater PosterFathom Events and Nfinity Athletic are thrilled to bring the ultimate cheerleading competition to the big screen as “Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event” somersaults into over 650 select U.S. movie theaters on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).

Pre-recorded four days earlier, this exclusive one-night cinema event will feature action-packed routines showcasing acrobatics, gymnastics, and dance from 30 of the country’s most elite cheerleading teams as they gather in Atlanta, GA for a 3-day competition. They will vie for awards for Champion of the Senior All Girl teams, Champion of the Co-Ed teams and overall Grand Champion. In a unique twist, the Grand Prize will be a donation to the winning team’s charity of choice.

Will You Win It All? Don’t Miss Being Counted in the USASF/Nfinity Cup!

It’s the virtual championship that’s won by points! Will you win it all?

USASF Nfinity Cup LogoYou earned points every time you competed at a USASF sanctioned event and completed an Event Roster in your USASF gym profile this season! Those points add up to compare your record against teams from coast to coast that you never met on the mat! To total your points, and be counted in the race, simply login to your gym profile and follow these easy steps:

  • Login to your gym profile
  • Select “Rankings” at the far right of the navigation
  • If the correct division you competed in is showing, enter your Placement as shown in the example, then click “Submit”
  • If you competed in a different division than what is listed, click “Edit” beside your team name, make the appropriate changes, add your Placement, then click “Submit.”

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: Thursday, April 18, 2013

NOTES & HINTS

  • You must submit each team individually as they are calculated separately.
  • If you competed in a medium division you must update your team’s division.
  • There are Help instructions at the top right of the page.

See where you rank as information is being entered! National and regional rankings are available by clicking the “Regional and National Rankings.”

The winner will be announced at The Cheerleading Worlds later this month!

Login and be counted NOW!

Read more about the USASF/Nfinity Cup.

GrowCheer.org Proposal to the United States All Star Federation

Cheer Zone ™, GK Elite Sportswear, L.P., GTM Sportswear, Inc., Motionwear, LLC, Nfinity Athletic LLC, Rebel Athletic ™ & Team Cheer™ formed GrowCheer.org and published the following letter to the USASF.

GrowCheer.org LogoGrowCheer.ORG is a group of unrelated industry companies with a singular purpose – to grow the sport of cheerleading.

As such, we believe that the first (and most important) step in fostering future growth in our sport is a FREE and INDEPENDENT United States All Star Federation (“USASF”).

How are we going to accomplish this?

Central to our plan is to replace the current loan(s) that the USASF has with Varsity Spirit Corporation and/or affiliated companies (“Varsity”).

It is understood that the reason Varsity controls a majority of the seats on the USASF board and why Varsity owns the trademark of the USASF is to secure repayment of these loans. We firmly believe that in order to have a unified industry, no single organization should be unduly influenced by and/or controlled by another.

We propose to assume the loan with essentially the same financial terms that Varsity has given to the USASF. We are prepared to do this immediately after the 2013 USASF Worlds competition.

Other key provisions relating to our plan are as follows:

  1. Require an immediate external audit of the USASF financials by an independent accounting firm that we mutually agree on. We will bear the cost of this audit.
    1. This firm would determine the amount that remains outstanding to Varsity.
    2. The firm would examine the relationship between the USASF and the IASF and confirm that all monies paid to the USASF by American gyms would be used for the support of American programming, not international programming.
    3. The firm would examine the relationship between the USASF and the host site to make sure only the USASF received benefit from the relationship.
  2. All USASF property held in lien as security for outstanding loans with Varsity, including but not exclusively intellectual property (i.e., trademarks), would be released to the USASF.
  3. Immediate rewriting of the Articles of Incorporation, By Laws, and Operating Agreement to abolish all permanent Board of Directors seats and create a provision for an organized election to be conducted as soon as practical. The new Board of Directors would be composed of equal representation among all segments of our industry – gym owners/coaches, event producers and industry vendors.
  4. Future production of USASF World competitions would be granted to a qualified event producer after an open bidding process administered by the Board of Directors.
  5. The office and employees of the USASF would be moved to a neutral location in Memphis. If necessary, we would subsidize payment for the office space until it could be supported by the cash flow of the USASF.
  6. After the first year, or as soon as practical, the Board of Directors would interview and select a professional management company to assume the day-to-day operations of the USASF.
  7. The USASF would be reorganized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is recognized by the IRS as such.

We believe very much in this industry and recognize Varsity for its past foresight and support, but we have come to a point where we can no longer afford to see our governing body indebted to and controlled by a profit motivated company with a clear conflict of interest. In a time when so many are calling for the industry to break apart into separate factions, we feel that the best solution is to step in and provide a practical way for there to be just one, FREE and INDEPENDENT governing body. And we believe that we have proposed a workable solution to this matter.

Your acceptance of the above terms is expected by March 1, 2013 to [email protected] so that we can make provisions for a seamless transition.

National Advisory Board 2013 Preliminary Election Results

Congratulations to the following members who will participate in the final elections February 4-8, 2013.

Meet The Finalists! To prepare voters for the upcoming final election, bios for all finalists are posted online.

USASF LogoMIDWEST COACH FINALISTS

  • Darlene Fanning
  • Lisa Hemmie
  • Lance Stoltenberg

NORTHEAST COACH FINALISTS (no preliminary election – all four nominees move to final election)

  • Ashley Panaia
  • Stephanie Sutch
  • Sean Timmons
  • Sean Sova

SOUTHEAST COACH FINALISTS

  • Carly Byman
  • Sydney McBride
  • Heath Perkins

SOUTHWEST COACH FINALISTS

  • Jennifer Graham
  • Craig Hallmark
  • Angela Rogers

WEST COACH FINALISTS

  • Dana Fielding
  • Brandon Moore
  • Carlos Onofre

EVENT PRODUCER FINALISTS

  • Stephanie Ammirati – NCA
  • Michael Bolden – Champion Spirit Group
  • Jim Hill – One Up Championships
  • Debi Larson – CHEERSPORT
  • Chad Lemon – Jam Brands
  • Liz Rossetti – AmeriCheer
  • Lisa Saline – DX Events
  • Renee Smith – United Cheer
  • Shawn Smith – Eastern Cheer & Dance
  • Tammy VanVleet – GSSA

AFFILIATE MEMBER FINALISTS (no preliminary election – all six nominees move to final election)

  • Patrick Cowherd – The Cheerleading Agency
  • Ryan Sundquist – Nfinity
  • Andrew Dean – Xtreme Shots Photography
  • Brian Hamfeldt – Action Moments
  • Pat Fogarty – Cheerography
  • Nicole Khayat – Fancy Face Cosmetics

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

  • Event Producer Members will select the Event Producers that will serve on the NAB.
  • Coaches will select the Coach Representative from their own region to serve o the NAB.
  • Coaches, Event Producers and Affiliate Members will select the Affiliate Representatives to serve on the NAB.

All coaches who were listed in gym profiles by 8pm EST, January 16, 2013 are eligible to vote. Check your email for voting instructions coming soon.

Read more about National Advisory Board elections.

Nfinity “Versus” Events

What a way to ring in the New Year!

Nfinity LogoWe know that you have all heard about January 27th…. the first Nfinity competition EVER! Being an Nfinity evet, you know we’re going to blow your mind. North Carolina vs. South Carolina!! Finally we’ve created a format where rival gyms will become friends! It will be the 1 day a year you can actually pull FOR each other rather than against. While each gym will still be able to win their own division in regular competition, the top 3 teams in each level from each state will compete again for border dominance! Thanks to our new National Events director, Meagan Fiscella, IN FEWER THAN 6 WEEKS MORE THAN 100 TEAMS WILL BE READY & EXCITED TO COMPETE IN THIS REVOLUTIONARY EVENT!

Even more exciting, we already have 20 additional “versus” events on the schedule for 2013-2014.

Share this if you can’t wait for an Nfinity event near you! Much like every thing Nfinity does, this the THE first of it’s kind.

If it changes the sport… it’s Nfinity.