Golden Bears Chargers Hold Pep Rally

Participants in the GBC Dance Contest Credits: Dan Lennan
Tiny Mite Head Coach Nick Legakis takes his turn in the dunk tank Credits: Dan Lennan
The 2013 GBC Football and Cheer Team Credits: Dan Lennan

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The first East Brunswick - Spotswood Golden Bears/Chargers Football (GBC) & Cheer Family day/Pep Rally was held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Spotswood Knights Hall. More than 200 people showed up to support the kids and the organization on a sunny afternoon. The crowd was entertained by DJ Wacky Wayne from D.J.W.W. Enterprises.

There were dance and hula hoop contests, and even some of the parents and coaches got into the action. There were numerous games with prizes for all who participated.  Also in attendance were members of the Rutgers University Athletic Department and Cheer Team. 

After the players were introduced individually to a standing ovation, the GBC Cheerleaders took the stage to fire up the crowd. After The Tiny and Mighty Mite girls exhorted the crowd with some cheers they have been working hard to learn, the Pee Wee girls showed th skill that earned most of them fifth place at the National Cheerleading Competition in Disney World last season.

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After the pep rally portion, all the families were welcomed up to a food buffet, where a large variety of food choices were available. Some of the food was supplied by local businesses like Spotswood Shoprite and The Monroe Deli. The GBC Board members manned the grill and many parents manned the food serving stations, some of whom also donated home cooked food.

The highlight of the night for all was the dunk tank. All the GBC Head Coaches of Football and Cheer as well as some of the assistants, all took a turn in the hot… er, wet seat while the players, and some of the coaches wives, took turns making sure they didn’t overheat with all the excitement.

The party continued well past the time allotted. Many parents stayed after to assist with the cleanup. The feedback and response was positive, and plans are already moving forward to next year and the second Annual GBC Family Day / Pep Rally.

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