The JAM Brands is announcing that it has made a strategic decision to concentrate the company’s efforts and resources on what it views as its core competency, conducting outstanding events. We believe we can best serve our customers and employees by focusing on and investing in what we do best. As part of this decision, we have decided to discontinue our involvement in the uniform business and have therefore divested our interest in Spirit Innovations.
The JAM Brands runs many of the largest and best events in the country. An example being the recent JAMfest Cheer Super Nationals with over 550 teams competing. We feel our strength is being creative, and we strive to make each event the best it can be. Creating and producing new event concepts such as The MAJORS and The U.S. Finals are examples of how The JAM Brands continues to take competition to a new level.
We look forward to providing cheerleaders and dancers all over the world with the very best competition experience!
We are pleased to announce that Spirit Innovations will now operate as part of the Varsity Spirit Fashion division. Varsity has been an innovator and leader in spirit fashion since 1974, and joining the Varsity team is an exciting new opportunity for SI.
Integrating our cheer and dance knowledge into Varsity and sharing best practices will allow us, ultimately, to better serve you. We look forward to working collaboratively with the team at Varsity to continue to grow cheer and dance as a whole and to provide leading edge products and apparel.
The NAB is the democratically elected Board within the USASF that determines the agenda for the organization moving forward. Virtually every major initiative of the USASF in the past 5 years started with, or was significantly improved by, the work of the NAB.
There was a primary election this year because of the large number (64) of nominated and qualified candidates. With 880 total votes cast, the election was very close in every race.
Please join me in congratulating the finalists for election to the USASF National Advisory Board (NAB).
Nicki Baker – Nebraska Cheer Center
Keith Johnston – N.E.O. Cheer & Dance
Michelle Reisdorf – Ultimate Athletics
Amy Grey – Desert Elite
Raul Lerma – Nor Cal Elite
Derick Paterson – Cheergyms.com
Tara Cain – Maryland Twisters
Lee Grobstein – Star Athletics
Tim Morgan – USA! All Stars
Kyle Bright – Stingray All Stars
Cory Hines – Top Gun All Stars
Sean Sutton – CheerForce One
Brad Habermel – Cheer Athletics
Erin Johnson – Spring Creek Athletics
David Urmie – Tribe Cheer
Dawnn Doychak – First Friday
Kevin Jones – Spirit Innovations
Jason Silverman – Powerful Words
Shane Womack – Inside Cheerleading
Craig Davis – World Spirit Federation
Darren DeMoss – WSA
Matt Goto – Varsity All-Star/USA
Karen Halterman – NCA/NDA
Ann Lehrmann – Cheer & Dance Extreme
Tres LeTard – Varsity All-Star
Mike Pare – Spirit Cheer
Tara Patton – The JAM Brands
Elizabeth (Liz) Rossetti – Americheer
Mike Stamper – American Cheer & Dance Academy (ACDA)
Voting will begin on Monday, January 9th and close at 5 pm PST on Wednesday, January 25th.
Recognizing the strong qualifications and desire of every candidate to contribute to the USASF , those not voted to the NAB will be invited to participate on their USASF Regional Advisory Board (RAB) charged with guiding the implementation of important USASF programs locally.
The Spirit Industry Trade Association (SITA) has announced Mike Pare of Spirit Cheer, UCA All Star, and the University of Central Florida, has been elected Chairperson for 2011 and Liz Rossetti of AmeriCheer, AmeriDance, and NLCC has been elected Treasurer. Lynn Singer of Spirit Innovations continues to serve as Vice-Chairperson and Valerie Ninemire will continue as Secretary.