The Ursuline Cheerleading Program hosted its first Koalas For A Cause cheerleading competition on December 17, 2016. The competition featured over 20 teams from Westchester County with a special performance from Sacred Heart University. While the event acted as a fundraiser to support their bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championship, the cheerleaders insisted on including a service component.
The Koalas teamed up with the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and collected 500+ toys over the span of 6 hours to donate to patients. Following the competition, members of the Varsity Cheerleading team visited the children's hospital to hand wrap the toys that the children would receive for the holiday season. They loved hosting an event that brought together teams in the community for a day of spirit, competition, and service!