Our second annual showcase as ROCKSTAR took place last week. Our squads have worked, our coaches have prepared, and our families anxiously waited for this day to arrive.
When I stood at the back of the floor to welcome everyone to our second all-star showcase my view was incredible. What I witnessed was a community of people coming together to share in the excitement of our athletes. I looked over and could see a big group of teenagers from River Ridge High School, another large group from Etowah High School. I saw Rockstar Alumni in the building. We had many of our half-year families in attendance. I saw fellow cheerleaders from other programs here to support friends. I saw grandparents, siblings, moms and dads. I saw rows of reserved seats for those who needed priority seating. I saw coaches from other programs. And, the one common denominator which connects all of these spectators is Rockstar. Whether it is a Rockstar athlete, a Rockstar coach or family these groups of people gathered together to wish Everyone GOOD LUCK on their season. That is the definition of one of my core values of community.
One of my long-term goals was to have community facility for everyone and, through our showcase, I saw a glimpse of that value coming to life. Community stands together united in support of one another. Community includes grandparents, parents, and siblings. Community includes physically challenged participants as well as elite level athletes. This cheer facility exemplifies community through every one of us.