Local girl performs in Thanksgiving Day parade

Local cheerleader/dancer to perform in Thanksgiving Day parade at the Walt Disney World Resort

  • Kaylee Bratcher

Memphis, TN – Kaylee Bratcher, a student at Patrick Henry Academy in Estill, is one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that will represent Varsity Spirit in the 2017 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, F.L.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Varsity Spirit summer camps across the country. All-Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills at camps operated by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), or National Dance Alliance (NDA)> Only the top 10% of the cheerleaders and dancers from Varsity Spirit camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade of this caliber.

Kaylee Bratcher will perform with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans in a one-of-a-kind pre-parade performance through Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park on Thanksgiving Day. Besides enjoying a sunny trip to Orlando, All-Americans will have the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across the nation and enjoy a magical holiday season at Walt Disney World® Resort parks.

 “I feel honored and proud that I was chosen as an All American Cheerleader to represent the Varsity Spirit in the 2017 Thanksgiving tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, F.L.,” Bratcher stated in a release.  “I am looking forward to performing in the Disney Parade through the Disney Magic Kingdom  with other cheerleaders. I am thankful for the wonderful meal that will be prepared for us on Thanksgiving Day. This will be a Thanksgiving I will always remember sharing at the Walt Disney World with my family and new friends.”

“I am grateful to my Mom for her love, support and the encouragement she has given me. I hope to share many memories on this trip with Mom, my family, and other cheerleaders during this magical holiday season at Walt Disney World.”

 

About Varsity Spirit

Memphis-based Varsity Spirit has been a driving force behind cheerleading’s dynamic transformation into the high-energy, athletic activity it is today, and the leading global source for all things cheerleading and dance. A division of Varsity Brands, Varsity Spirit is a leader in uniform innovation and educational camps, clinics and competitions impacting nearly a million athletes each year. Focused on safety, entertainment and traditional school leadership, Varsity Spirit’s 5,000 employees have been helping raise cheerleading’s influence and profile since 1974. For more information about Varsity Spirit or Varsity Brands, please visit www.varsity.com or www.varsitybrands.com.