Altus High School is lucky to have a parent like Kelly Beane, whose daughter Abi is a junior on the varsity cheer squad. Kelly spends a lot of time helping with fundraising events for the team.
“I help with our squad fundraiser which is our yearly T-shirt sale. On Tuesdays I spend several hours with one of our coaches and another cheer mom accepting, checking and counting orders and on Wednesdays we typically spend several hours sorting and gathering orders. We do this all in a hot gym, so it is some serious work,” Kelly said.
But it takes more than just one person to make things happen.
“Heather Bonds has been wonderful jumping in with coach Huckaby, coach Lamb, and me to learn the T-shirt process. Also, my fellow junior cheer moms… love y’all and the support you always provide. All of our cheer parent, we have a great group that are always willing to jump in where needed. And especially our community for purchasing t-shirts year after year and supporting AHS cheer,” said Kelly. “With just about anything, it takes a village, and the success of AHS cheer is no different. Cheer does not have a booster club, so we rely heavily on the money from our T-shirt fundraiser to support the program. It’s a lot of work and takes multiple hours with multiple volunteers. I can’t imagine if the coaches had to do it on their own.”
Kelly attended Altus High School and was a cheerleader herself.
“That makes it extra special to see my daughter participate in the same program and traditions as I did. Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!”