Varsity International Championship

Nicole Lauchaire sent the following email on January 25th:

Announcing a New “Worlds” Caliber Championship Coming in 2009…


Overwhelming interest in a “Worlds” caliber championship for All Levels has prompted a coalition of industry leading All Star competition providers to respond with The International All Levels Championship.

Scheduled for Spring 2009, highlights that make this inaugural championship unique include:

  • Routines will be judged simultaneously via broadcast as teams compete from separate venues, one in Atlanta and one on the West Coast.
  • Top teams will qualify at select championships run throughout the country by the industry’s most prestigious event producers, including: ACA, American Championships, American Cheer Power, Athletic Championships, NCA, Spirit Sports, UCA, USA, WSF, and other event producers still to be announced.
  • Competitions for both Large and Small gyms will run separately, but simultaneously.
  • Teams of All Levels from the U.S. and around the world will vie for the Championship Title in their respective divisions.
  • The event will serve as a finale to the competition season and an ideal complement to the USASF Cheerleading Worlds Championship.
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the proposed USASF Scholarship Fund to benefit All-Star Cheer Athletes.

“Fundamentally, this championship is designed to be the ultimate competition opportunity for teams of all levels and gyms of all sizes. It truly distinguishes itself through the collective effort of participating Companies, as well as their genuine desire to give something back to the cheerleading industry via the scholarship program,” said Regina Symons, President of American Cheer Power.

James Speed of Spirit Sports adds, “We welcome and look forward to other leading event producers joining us, the Varsity Brands, in this venture soon.”

Additional details will be announced soon.


The Greatest Competition on Earth

Plans for the International All Levels Championship are coming along well. We are just about finished with confirming dates and locations (will let you know as soon as these are firm), and considerable preliminary work done has been done on qualification standards, pricing, etc. However, we want to have input on these topics from all of the competition organizers who will be participating in this event.

Therefore, I would like to invite you to attend a one day meeting in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, March 18. The location will be the DFW Grand Hyatt, which is located right in the airport. We plan to begin the meeting at 11:00 a.m. (CST) and anticipate wrapping up by 4:00 or so that afternoon. Lunch will obviously be served during the meeting.

I appreciate very much your interest in being part of this project, which will provide all star teams of all levels from across the country a new, challenging and exciting year end event.

Please let me know if you can be at the meeting on the 18th. We sincerely want your input and hope that you will be able to participate.

Best regards,