Spirited Program of the Year

Inside Cheerleading Magazine and Cheer Biz News Partner with AmeriCheer to Present The Spirited Program of the Year

Inside CheerleadingATLANTA, Ga. – February 10, 2012 – Inside Cheerleading magazine and AmeriCheer are pleased to announce that the companies will partner to present the 2012 Spirited Program of the Year. The winning program will be featured in Inside Cheerleading magazine and the winning coach will be featured in Cheer Biz News.

“Inside Cheerleading magazine and Cheer Biz News are the perfect partners for the Spirited Program of the Year initiative,” said Liz Rossetti, Founder and President of AmeriCheer. “Now in its sixth year, we couldn’t be more thrilled to recognize the athletes, coaches, and parents who go above and beyond to bring a level of energy, excitement and enthusiasm that you can’t help but notice. AmeriCheer was built on the principles of integrity, dedication, and spirit and and we’re proud to highlight some of the programs that showcase the best in cheerleading.”

AmeriCheer LogoSpirited Program of the Year, established in 2006, began as an initiative to increase sportsmanship, crowd support, positive attitude and overall spirit among cheerleading programs across the country. The award is given to the organization that shows the most spirit, sportsmanship and celebration at AmeriCheer events and honors programs that are not only supportive of their own team, but also encourage and support their fellow competitors. The award will be presented at the AmeriCheer InterNational Championships in March at the Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. In addition to the Trophy, members of the winning program – including athletes, coaches and parents – will receive limited edition commemorative shirts recognizing the achievement. The programs will also be featured in the May/June issue of Inside Cheerleading and the June/July issue of Cheer Biz News.

“In the pages of Inside Cheerleading magazine and our new title, Cheer Biz News, we look to feature programs and initiatives that showcase the finest cheerleaders and cheer programs across the country,” said Chris Korotky, President of Inside Publications. “We’re very excited to partner with Liz and the great team at AmeriCheer to recognize programs that exemplify the spirit of cheerleading today.”

15 teams have been identified as finalists for the 2012 Spirited Program of the Year title and will compete in March at the InterNational Championships in Orlando, Florida. Finalists will participate in the 2012 InterNational Championship Pep Rally and will be judged by a panel of representatives from AmeriCheer, AmeriDance and Inside Cheerleading magazine.

Most recent Spirited Program of the Year award winners include Fishers Fusion Dance Team of Fishers, IN (2011) and SCC Allstars of Scottsboro, AL (2010).

About Inside Publications

Inside Publications is an Atlanta-based company that produces niche sports publications, including Inside Cheerleading magazine, Cheer Biz News, Inside Gymnastics magazine and Inside Volleyball magazine. The magazines are distributed nationwide. The magazines include informative articles, entertaining features, profiles, coverage of events and competitions, style segments, plus the latest news and inside buzz, all with stunning photos. The company also has a Custom Pubs division that develops custom publications, ads and promotional materials and published the book Cheerleading: From Tryouts to Championships. For more information on the company and its titles, visit http://www.InsideVolleyball.com, http://www.InsideGymnastics.com and http://www.InsideCheerleading.com.

About AmeriCheer

Since its beginning in 1987, AmeriCheer, Inc., a national cheerleading and dance company, has grown to offer expert, year-round instruction and competition events. Elizabeth Rossetti, a former cheerleader at The Ohio State University, founded AmeriCheer as a one-person instructional clinic out of her Columbus apartment. AmeriCheer annually attracts over 100,000 athletes and spectators to its camps and competitions. AmeriCheer acquired ECDA in 2010. AmeriCheer is the parent company to AmeriDance, an instructional and competitive dance company, and Victory Wear, an apparel company. Committed to promoting safety, self-confidence and teamwork among its students, the AmeriCheer Instructional Staff helps mold these aspiring athletes into tomorrow’s best cheerleaders and dancers.


Shelly O’Brien

Marketing Manager, Inside Publications
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