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BILL SEEKS TO PROTECT CHEERLEADERS, REDUCE INJURIES

By Miriam Raftery

Photos: Creative Commons images by Deus X Florida and Kirsten 5400  from Wikipedia

June 1, 2015 (Sacramento) – Two-thirds of all catastrophic sports injuries among female high school and college athletes nationwide occur in cheerleaders, according to a report by the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a Democrat and former cheerleader, says cheerleading is “the most dangerous sport for high school athletes,” the Sacramento Bee reports. This week, Assembly Bill 949, a measure by Gonzalez aimed at improving safety for high school and collegiate cheerleaders, passed the Assembly by a 71 to 3 vote.   


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COMPETITION WINNERS FROM STEELE CANYON HAVE PLENTY TO CHEER ABOUT

November 20, 2010 (Spring Valley) –The Steele Canyon Youth Flag Cheerleaders won first place at the San Diego Youth Football and Cheer Competition at the San Diego Sports Arena on November 14.  

 

The youngsters, ages 5-7, were cheered on by head coach Megan Chambers.


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