Our Partners in Philanthropy

Varsity Spirit’s commitment to the health and well-being of young people is embedded in our high-quality educational curriculum and our leading role in the establishment of instructional safety standards. We also believe in encouraging cheerleaders and dancers to be leaders on and off the field by getting involved and giving back to their communities.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ​​​​​​​

Varsity Spirit partners with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. 

Each summer, we ask every cheerleader or dancer attending a Varsity Spirit camp to send fundraising letters to friends and family around the country, asking for donations to the renowned hospital. In the fall, the fundraising continues at Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity Game Day events. Cheerleaders and dancers invite their student bodies, teachers and communities to join fundraising efforts by hosting a spirit week, filled with class challenges, pep rallies and a game benefitting St. Jude. Cheerleaders and dancers have already raised millions for this amazing organization.

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The Sparkle Effect

”When everyone cheers, everyone wins.” That’s The Sparkle Effect’s motto, and we couldn’t agree more.

The Sparkle Effect is a national nonprofit organization that generates, outfits, trains and sustains school-based cheer and dance teams that bring together students with and without disabilities. To date, The Sparkle Effect has generated over 200 teams in 30 states that have directly involved over 10,000 students. Sparkle Effect teams showcase a loud and public symbol of acceptance, forever changing a school’s culture to one that values diversity and kindness.

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