The Freehold Borough YMCA is seeking to engage area children with a new team.
The Borough YMCA Pep Squad is currently looking to fill its roster of 15 with interested participants. Combining chants, step, and dance, the Pep Squad is open to boys and girls that are six-years-old or older in the Borough community.
According to Mary Stallworth, the Pep Squad’s advisor, this team is a new way to get students involved in the Colonial Basketball League without picking up a basketball ball.
“The Pep Squad is a new fresh idea that was brought to the table. It is another opportunity for our youth to get involved, support the community and support the Colonial Basketball League,” said Stallworth.
Pep Squad participants would have a weekly practice in addition to appearing at the Colonial Basketball League games. The season will run until March. Outside of the league, Stallworth explained that the Pep Squad would be available to appear at other functions in the community if an opportunity presented itself.
“The Colonial Pep Squad's mission and main duty is to promote Colonial Spirit and support its participants. The Colonial Pep Squad has the responsibility to motivate and promote enthusiasm, helping fans get excited for their team and involving fans in positive verbal and physical interaction,” said Stallworth.
In order to participate on the Pep Squad, all interested participants need to do is register by Friday, Nov. 23. According to Stallworth, there is a $25 fee to sign up. That fee includes a shirt and all tools the squad will need for the season.