Help UD Cheer, Dance and Mascot Attend Nationals

UD Spirit Squads

Please note: The Spirit Teams are no longer fundraising for 2017 Nationals, but you can still support them! All gifts will go to their overall program.

Original Project Details Below:

The University of Delaware Spirit Teams are preparing to head to Orlando, Florida for the 2017 UCA/UDA Cheer, Dance and Mascot Team National Championships. The coed and all-girl cheerleaders, dance team and YoUDee are thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the University of Delaware on a national stage once again. This year we're asking for help from the University community as well as our extended spirit families to help us raise money to support our trip this coming January.

Throughout the year, the Spirit Teams are visible on the sidelines, on campus and in the community as UD's #1 Fans. One weekend each year, we have the opportunity to do our part to contribute to Delaware's great tradition of success. When most students are heading home for the winter break, we begin our most demanding training of the year, balancing intense practices and performances with basketball games and winter classes.

While preparing for nationals, the spirit squads are pushed to the limit both mentally and physically. We learn valuable lessons in teamwork that will stay with us forever. We see long-term goals become achievements and learn how to overcome adversity. Through these experiences we make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Join the Spirit Program on our pursuit of excellence by making a contribution to the cheer, dance and/or mascot teams today. Your contribution will help offset travel expenses and provide the resources needed for us to be most successful at the national championship. Just enter your gift designation (cheer, dance and/or mascot teams) in the "Additional Instructions About My Donation" box when you click the donate button.

Follow us on Twitter:

Cheer: @UDBlueHenCheer
Dance: @udbluehendance
Mascot: @YoUDee00 @BabyBlue_Mascot

Past Success at Nationals:

YoUDee- Open Mascot Division - National Champion in 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

Dance Team- Division I Jazz & Division I Hip Hop National Champions in 2005, 2009, 2010 & 2011

Coed Cheer Team- Cheer Division I - National Champions in 2001, 2014 & 2015

All-Girl- All Girl Cheer Division I - UCA Girls 4 Partner Stunt Finalists in 2015 & 2016, First time in team competition.

*If no specific designation is selected your gift will be used in support of all spirit programs in the area of most need.

Together We Can Make It Happen! Here's How:
Travel & Lodging $3,000
Transportation $2,000
Team Meals $2,000
Miscellaneous (Gym/Studio practice space, prop building supplies) $3,000
$3,525 Raised
35% towards $10,000 Goal

Supported by 43 Donations:

  • Sherry J.
    I Gave $50
    Good Luck TayJ and ALL UD cheer, dance and Mascot teams!!!! Have a Great time at Nationals!!! Love Nana
  • Cindy F.
    I Gave $25
    So proud of you, Hannah Cackowski! Love, Mama Cindy
  • Ashleigh D.
    I Gave $25
    Good luck D!
  • Nina S.
    I Gave $100
    Go Lisa!!!!
  • Dominique  M.
    I Gave $10
    For Marissa butrico
  • Silhouette
  • Desmond  K.
    Hannah Cackowski 😘❤️
  • Jesica L.
    I Gave $50
    God luck UD and my favorite blue hen , Alexa!!
  • Maryanne E.
    I Gave $25
    Good Luck
  • Dina S.
    I Gave $25
  • Nicole C.
    I Gave $50
    Best of luck to you Alexa Pepe & your team!!
  • Hailey  R.
    I Gave $15
    Go Skeye!!
  • Erin M.
    I Gave $25
    For Marissa butrico who can get the yap!!!
  • Mary and Bob  W.
    I Gave $100
    Make us DE Proud!!
  • David P.
    I Gave $100
    Good Luck Marissa, love Watchung Hills Pop Warner Football and Cheer
  • Michelle K.
    I Gave $25
    Good luck Marissa and the UD Cheerleaders! - Coach K
  • Silhouette
    I Gave $100
  • Lori B.
    I Gave $50
    Good Luck Marissa and the whole cheer team - WHRHS Touchdown Club
  • Lori  N.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck Marissa and the entire UD cheer team. You got this...
  • Maria B.
    I Gave $50
    Best of luck!
  • Patricia B.
    I Gave $100
    Good luck Marissa
  • Jodi P.
    I Gave $25
    Thank you for your dedication to UD!
  • Cheryl C.
    I Gave $250
    Go Blue Hens... 💙💛 So proud Hilary xo
  • Andy and Karen M.
    I Gave $50
    Good Luck at Nationals Blue Hens - So proud of you Marissa - and the whole Blue Hen cheer team! Andy and Karen - UD '88
  • Lori B.
    I Gave $100
    Go Blue Hens!! The Butrico Family
  • Kelly B.
    I Gave $50
  • Silhouette
    I Gave $250
    Good Luck at Nationals !!!
  • Rebecca K.
    I Gave $5
    FOR REB WINDSOR!!!! May she be the best alternate in the world!!! Friends helping friends achieve their dreams!!!! GO REB!!!!
  • John M.
    I Gave $100
    good luck hens!!
  • Silhouette
    I Gave $500