Cullowhee, N.C. - The Western Carolina Catamount cheerleading team continued its annual tradition of giving this holiday season. The squad again partnered in a senior citizen service project, while also continuing its custom of sponsoring local children.
The Catamount cheerleaders filled over 20 boxes full of non-perishable items as part of the Jackson County Department on Aging Seniors Christmas box project. These boxes put together by WCU cheer will be delivered this holiday season to local senior citizens in the Jackson County community who are in need.
Additionally, the WCU Cheerleaders adopted 20 local children for the holiday season through the Christmas Connection of Jackson County. The Christmas Connection provides new toys and clothing for children in Jackson County who need assistance during the holidays. WCU's cheerleaders purchased clothing, shoes, toys, etc., for those selected children.
"Wrapping and packing boxes for the senior citizens in the community has become a tradition for WCU Cheer," said current Catamount head coach -- and Western Carolina alum -- Ashley Crowe. "Our former coaches Kim Cherry-Beck and Eddie Wells together started the Christmas boxes when I cheered for them. The team enjoys giving back to the community with both of our holiday initiatives, and I hope to continue this tradition for many Christmas seasons to come."
For more information on the Jackson County Christmas Connection, find them on Facebook, visit www.christmasconnectionofjc.org, or call (828) 586-2845.