Black College Cheerleading | Musings from a Black Cheerleading Squad Member

I have been dancing and cheering for as long as I can remember and now I am on a black college cheerleading squad. I love being on a black college cheerleading squad because it is fun and it is a good way to channel some of my boundless energy. College cheerleading is the best!

From Tumbling to Black College Cheerleading

My mom told me she first enrolled me in dance classes when I was three years old. I took ballet and tap and was also enrolled in cheerleading gymnast classes. These were my favorite activities, especially gymnasts. When I started tumbling it was basically just rolling around, doing flips on the ground and simple cartwheels. Then I got to practice flips and jumps into the pit of foam cubes which was so much fun. Now, because of training, practice, and determination, I can do multiple flips in the same jump.

Christian Cheerleading Camps

As I was growing up, my parents always took me to a church where I sang in the choir and developed a strong voice which is necessary for cheerleading. It was at church that my strong religious foundation was started; it was also at church that I learned about Christian cheerleading camps.

The first few years at the Christian cheerleading camps I learned the basics; cheerleading motions, cheerleading jumps, and cheerleading routines, then I moved to more difficult cheerleading techniques in the subsequent years. Since then, I have become a counselor at the very camps I first attended. I just love introducing young girls to the wonderful world of black college cheerleading. I still keep in touch with many of the wonderful friends I made at the Christian cheerleading camps I attended. These cheerleading camps led me to my current hobby of black college cheerleading.

From High School Cheerleading to Black College Cheerleading

I cheered at my high school on an all-black cheerleading squad. In fact, it was an almost entirely black high school. The high school was located in a less than the wealthy area and new cheerleading uniforms were never high on the school board’s priority list. We held a number of cheerleading fundraisers over the years. We started with traditional and easy fundraising ideas like a cheerleading car wash, which raised quite a bit of money. Then, we got creative. The best cheerleading fundraising idea we came up with was a dance-a-thon. The entire cheerleading squad collected donations for every hour we could dance. It was such a good time that the cheerleading squad has held a dance-a-thon every year since.

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We’d like to introduce you to Magic Melts. It’s the best way to take advantage of the popularity of wickless candles. You will be selling packages that include 6 large fragrance bars for only $4 per package. There are 10 wonderful scents to choose from. Each case comes with 80 packages of Magic Melts so total sales per case will be $320.

What You Should Know

You purchase Magic Melt fragrance bars by the case. Each case comes with 80 packages of fragrance bars. Each package sells for $4. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost is per case. You can see the difference in profits in the chart below:

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $10 Heritage Fundraising Candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Designed specifically to be sold as fundraising candles, these are some of the finest candles available today. They are hand-poured, highly fragrant, long burning, and affordably priced. Choose from 6 wonderful scents.

The 8oz Heritage Fundraising Candles offering is our newest no upfront cost fundraising option. With an attractive $10 price point, this product has broad appeal. Perfect for your friends and family to use themselves or to give as gifts,  the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic candle fundraising option. Plus,  your groups can sell this product year after year!

What You Should Know

8oz Heritage Candle fundraiser is pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide. We suggest a two-week selling period. At the end of your event,  tally together all the order forms and money, then place your order online or call us with your candle order. There is no minimum to order; however, there will be a $65 shipping fee for orders under 150 candles. Call us toll-free (866) 874-8383 if you have any questions.

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New! We are thrilled to offer two new flavors of Nestle* Toll House* Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Now you can sell it through our gourmet preformed cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is shaped into perfectly portioned cookies. When the cookie craving hits, just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. You don’t even have to thaw the dough. Convenient and delicious, people love this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf-stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the number of boxes of preformed cookie dough you sell. There is a 120 box minimum for this fundraiser. The minimum order of 120 boxes earns 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. This cookie dough fundraiser has the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

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Boxes Bought Cost Per Box Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Lollipops Fundraiser is very popular for elementary school fundraising. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops so they pack in that pucker up punch!  It is definitely a top choice for bringing a different fundraising flavor.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Meaning, you double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
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