Genesee's Cheer Team Set for National Competition in Florida

Squad Members Busy Raising Funds for Trip to Nationals

The newly formed Genesee Community College Cougar Cheer Team is already tumbling towards success in their first season as a co-ed squad. The team recently participated in a National Cheerleading Association camp and earned a bid to compete on the National level in April 2010. The members of the team are busy raising funds to attend the National Cheerleading Association’s Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009 the Genesee Cougar Cheer Team served a Southern Style breakfast at Center Street Smoke House restaurant located at 20 Center Street, in Batavia. The hearty southern breakfast included scrambled eggs, home fries with biscuits and gravy. The 30 member cheer team served and cleared the breakfast for the over 120 community members that attended the fundraising event. Center Street Smoke House graciously donated the breakfast and use of the restaurant.

This fundraiser was the first time Center Street Smoke House and Genesee Community College have collaborated. The cheer team raised $550 and all proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted the cheer team’s quest to Nationals.

“I’m incredibly proud of all the members of our GCC Cheer Team,” Jennifer Newell, head coach of the squad and Dean of Students at Genesee said. “This is our first semester as a team and I’m impressed with their enthusiasm and support for each other. They have taken the initiative to raise the funds so they all can compete at the national level. We are very grateful to Center Street Smoke House for their support.”

For further information please contact Genesee Cheer Team coach, Jennifer Newell at 585-343-0055 x6314.

Editor’s Note: A photograph of Genesee’s Cheer Team at the Southern Style Breakfast fund raiser at Center Street Smokehouse is available at:

PHOTO CAPTION: The Genesee Community College Cheer Team with Center Street Smokehouse Co-Owner Cregg Paul. First Row: Frankie Brumsted, Michel’le Marable, Ginny Shisler, Emily Davis, Cregg Paul- Owner, Center Street Smokehouse, Gina Wiseman, Mindy Pilon, Kelly Rugar, Alex Falu, Second Row: Mark Nichols, Lizzy Zacher, Brittany Barnhardt, Brittany Willey, Ally Galens, Becky Piechowiak, Lisa Ames, Jasmine Giles, Rasheeda Phillips, Alyssa Brunette, Jamie McCollumn, Danielle Colvin, Amanda Callahan.