Cardinals Cheerleaders

Chelsey

Posted Dec 21, 2010

Dear Fans,

If you have never done so before, I want you to take 30 seconds to analyze a football.  Notice the texture, the eight laces, the stripes, the designs, the brand, the crevices, and the thousands of tiny ripples you feel in the palm of your hand. So much detail goes into a simple oblong shape we refer to as a football. In the same sense that could stand in front of a painting and break apart the brush strokes and colors, this is a masterpiece.

When I refer to “this”, I don’t just mean the football as an object- Let’s look at the bigger picture. The Arizona Cardinals has impacted my life more than words will ever express.  The opportunity to perform for the team I have always loved and to share this experience with the fans is a once-in-a-lifetime, and truly treasured gift. It has definitely been a humbling experience.

Currently this is my second season and I can’t help but fall more and more madly in love with this organization. Although it is now becoming second nature in my “veteran” status, I still feel like a rookie and have so much to look forward to- like the SuperBowl and what it would feel like to cheer at one. : )

I have been cheering since I was five years old, and dancing since three years of age. I am forever grateful for my parents placing me in dance when they noticed my difficulty in sitting still when music turned on. And I will always appreciate my parent’s and family for instilling drive and humility in me at a very young age- which is the reason why I made this team as a graduating senior from high school. I have always been highly involved, motivated, and in many leadership positions, and have plans to change the world. I am a motivational speaker and a Broadcast Journalism major intending to take over the Oprah segment- placing a goal of being on television within the next 3-5 years. I also am involved in over four clubs on campus, have four jobs outside of being a full-time student, and intend on creating movements across the nation. As a busy-body, I feel so blessed to have the jobs and opportunities I possess because my passion enables me to feel like I don’t work a day in my life.  And this season already, makes me feel so alive!

As I wait in the tunnel, I analyze everything around me: the smell of the grass, the sounds of helmets and pads hitting together, the texture of our poms, the indescribable energy radiating from the rising red sea. So many details go into this simple thing we refer to as football. I just want you all to know that I never overlook those details and look forward to celebrating a winning season with you all. You are part of this masterpiece. We do this together!

I can’t thank you enough for all that you do! Let’s go Cards! I just have one question for you: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?

Thank you for all of your support,

Chelsey

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