The Hopkins Academy varsity cheerleaders played the Smith Academy varsity cheerleaders in a powder puff basketball game on Monday, March 14 at 7:00pm in the Hopkins Academy gym.
Every year when we play Smith Academy in the powder puff game the proceeds of the tickets go to a charity chosen by the cheerleaders. This year, the cheerleaders decided to continue to “spread the word to end the word” by donating the money to the Special Olympics. Both teams raised money through ticket sales and donations and we earned over $1,400!
The Hopkins cheerleaders had been preparing for their game against Smith and, instead of the usual cheerleading practice, had basketball practice three times the week before the game. The new Golden Hawks basketball team was coached by senior Eric Croft, juniors Robby Cooke and Chris Koch, and sophomore Timmy Knightly.
The Hopkins Academy cheerleaders won the game, with the final score being 22 to 17. With ticket sales and donations added to the scores, Hopkins still came out on top with 138 points, while Smith just had 114.
The Hopkins Academy girl’s basketball team entertained the crowd with their cheers and hilarious half-time dance. They were coached by Mrs. Cooke and were led by their captains, seniors Marc Flores and Paul Wanczyk. They had the crowd cheering and laughing throughout the entire game. At the end of the game, the cheerleaders made a tunnel for the winning Hawks to run through.
The powder puff game was both exciting and entertaining. Hopkins beat Smith for the first time in a powder puff game, and we hope to keep the winning streak going. The cheerleaders and basketball players want to thank everyone who bought a ticket or made a donation to help the Special Olympics!