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Badger cheerleading alums raising scholarship money


MADISON (WKOW) -- The University of Wisconsin cheerleaders are an important part of what makes Badger football and basketball so exciting.  They pump up the crowd and rally the team, but they're also athletes in their own right.

You see their smiles and high flying skills at Camp Randall and the Kohl Center, but you might be surprised to learn how much goes into being a cheerleader.

Between games, performances, community events and the hours and hours of weekly practice, cheerleading at UW is a major commitment. That's where scholarships come in.

With a rigorous course load and cheerleading commitments, holding a job can be difficult for a cheerleader.   Many colleges and universities offer Cheerleading/Athletic scholarships as well as academic ones, but until recently UW wasn't one of them.

Thanks to the Wisconsin Alumni Cheerleading Association, a number of scholarships are now awarded to current and deserving cheer team members.  WACA fund raises each year to maintain those scholarships and needs your help.

An annual golf outing at University Ridge is the major fundraiser for the scholarship program.  It is coming up on July 20th and is a day even non-golfers can enjoy.  In addition to 18 holes of golf, expect great food, music and a Badger "Fifth Quarter" celebration.  You can register online here or by contacting the WACA at


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