Erie cheer team volunteers at youth camp

Erie cheer team volunteers at youth camp

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Erie cheer team volunteers at youth camp

The Tigers help out at Eagle Lake Camp hosted by Erie Uplink

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The Tigers help out at Eagle Lake Camp hosted by Erie Uplink

KUSA – Not only is summer a time to train for the coming season, but a time to bond as team with the community. Erie High School cheer team got to bond as a team and mingle with the Erie community, giving back at the Eagle Lake Camp hosted by Erie Uplink.

Erie Uplink is a non-profit organization serving the Erie community for about four years. The organization helps Erie’s families in need with food scale backpacks to students, seasonal clothing, and even scholarships for students in need.

The non-profit decided to help the kids of the community in a different way this year. Due to transportation difficulties, instead of providing scholarships for kids to go to camps in the mountains, Erie Uplink brought the 5-day summer camp to Erie with Eagle Lake Navigator Company.

The Erie Tigers cheer team helped pass out 140 Chick Fil A donated lunches, socialize and bring smiles to the young campers’ faces. “The girls came in uniform looking beautiful and with an awesome attitude,” said one of the co-founders, Lisa Knudsen, of Erie Uplink. “They were rock stars.”

The camp hosted 110 kids from ages 6-12, providing fun/interactive summer camp activities and adventures. “We love when our volunteers can greet, high-five, and make the campers experience special,” said Knudsen. The girls were just that. “Because it’s such a small town, the girls are like celebrities to the kids here.”

For more information on Erie Uplink click here.

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