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Neely

Dear Cardinals Fans,

It's so great to be back for my

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third season! Although game day is familiar to me, I get just as excited as the first time I walked onto the field as an Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader. I love meeting fans and being back on the sidelines for more Cardinals football!

Each year, I grow as a dancer, leader, and teammate and I'm proud to be a line captain for the talented 2008 team! Along with the other captains, I traveled to Los Angeles this summer for an intensive dance camp, where we worked on choreography and new routines for this year's entertainment! The team has trained hard this summer in preparation for the season, and I can't wait to show you what we have in store for you this year!

Recently, I graduated from the Sports Business MBA program at Arizona State University and was awarded a prestigious Edson Student Entrepreneurship Award. I currently work in technology and interactive marketing strategies in the sports industry, and have my own technology-based marketing firm. I am a huge sports fan, and it's a dream come true for me to be on the sidelines of my favorite team for every game!

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In my three years as a Cardinals Cheerleader, I had the opportunity to travel the world to entertain and support our troops. In January, I departed on a 21-day Armed Forces Entertainment tour to Korea, Japan, Guam and Hawaii as part of the show team! We traveled to the DMZ in Korea, hosted a Super Bowl party for 500 troops in Japan, and held junior cheer clinics in Guam and Hawaii to share the Arizona Cardinals Spirit with our fans! We met the generals, visited new recruits and soldiers ready for deployment, climbed on a B2 Stealth Bomber, took a private tour of Pearl Harbor, went Sky diving off the North Shore of Oahu, and countless other amazing experiences! It was humbling to shake hands and personally thank so many military men and women for their sacrifices in service to this country. Our Arizona fans came out in droves, and to experience the patriotic spirit of our military overseas was just amazing. In 2005, I traveled to Mexico City to cheer on the Cardinals at the first NFL Mexico game in front of 103,000 excited fans at Aztec Stadium! These memories and so many others remind me how much I love cheering for the Cardinals, how much your enthusiasm makes this team so special, and how thankful I am for your love and support!

I am so proud to perform alongside my close personal friends, who are such beautiful and talented women! On and off the field, being a Cardinals Cheerleader has afforded me the opportunity to touch so many people's lives. Thank you to my wonderful teammates and to all of you fans for making this season so special. I can't wait to see you in the community or at the next home game!

Fondly,

Neeley

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