This is the day we have all been waiting for — our first home game of the football season! I have dreamed of this day for so long. This game was also special because we did an opener with all the girls who participated in the summer camps. I really enjoyed this since I was a camp counselor and got to know some of the girls previously and had the opportunity to perform with them on the field. In the tunnel, the little girls were so cute in their own uniforms & poms and were excited to step on the field with us and perform a dance in front of their families and our fans.
Stepping onto the field and the lights hitting me and hearing fans in the stands cheering was amazing. We stood in the end zone for the National Anthem which gave me goosebumps. I was listening to the words and looking at my surroundings and where I was at the exact moment. Once we broke off into our groups it was show time! Dancing for an organization you’ve loved since you were young is unbelievable. While dancing I could find my family in the stands who have been season ticket holders for 20 years. They all had huge smiles on their faces watching me on the field, fulfill my dreams. The weather was up and down, but I didn’t mind it, dancing in the rain was actually fun and definitely cooled me off. The game flew by, before I knew it I was lining up for kick line with 2 minute to go of the 4th quarter.
It is the best feeling in the world being on the field with amazing women all around me, cheering on my favorite football team. We got the crowd pumped up! There was nothing I would trade this feeling for. All in all, my hard work and dedication brought me to where I am today and is the reason I got to experience this breath taking moment of stepping onto our field and performing for our fans and I can’t wait to do it again.