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June 13, 2011 ~ Kaela's at the top of MY pyramid

This junior at Scranton High School is doing something AWESOME! I was a cheerleader all throughout high school so this totally struck a chord with me! Please help her out if you can. She only needs to raise $500, so every little $5 or $10 would help tremendously. Check out her letter:

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Kaela Barchak and I am currently a junior at Scranton High School. I am a Scranton Knights Football cheerleader and am working on my senior project as a requirement for graduation. Over the summer, I attended football cheerleading camp and was given information on a program called the Sparkle Effect. The Sparkle Effect was created by cheerleading coaches in Iowa whose idea was to allow those with special needs the opportunity to cheer side-by-side with their peers. This prompted me to decide this would be a great opportunity for me to create my own special needs mini cheerleading squad, “The Knight Stars”. By the beginning of the 2011 football season I hope to have these children prepared to join the Scranton Knights cheerleaders during the first four home games. I am taking on the responsibility of recruiting children ages 8-13 and teaching them a routine which they will perform along the sidelines cheering our football team to victory. This will hopefully be a great opportunity for these children to shine and be a part of a team.

This is where you come in. I am responsible for raising the funds to make sure the parents of these children will not have to incur any cost for their child to participate. At some point, either I or a member of my family has been a patron of your establishment and I am hoping you would be willing to reciprocate that generosity. I hope to raise at least $500.00 to fund this team which will include uniforms, bows, sneakers, and drinks for practices and also to cover the fees associated with renting a facility to hold practices. After all costs have been covered, any remaining monies will be donated in the names of those who donated to United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern PA. I would appreciate any amount you could generously donate or if there are services or materials that you could donate instead of money that too would be greatly appreciated.

Please consider this a great cause and I desperately need you to make this happen. I have set up an account at Tobyhanna Army Depot Federal Credit Union, 300 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA 18503 in the name of “The Knight Stars c/o Kaela Barchak” or checks can be mailed to 2027 Price Street, Scranton, PA 18504. I am also willing to pick donations up at your business if that’s more convenient. Thank you in advance for your anticipated donation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me


Kaela Barchak

GOOD LUCK Kaela!!! You are an amazing young lady and this is a FABULOUS idea! Please let me know which game your squad is going to be performing during - I definitely wanna see them! :) ~Liss


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06/13/2011 9:32AM
June 13, 2011 ~ Kaela's at the top of MY pyramid
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06/14/2011 2:28PM
Hey lissa! Its kaela! Thank you so much for posting this! I'm sure it will help a bunch! I'm so excited! As for our frat game.. It will be September 9 at memorial stadium! And then the next 3 home games of the season as well! :)
06/15/2011 10:26AM
AWESOME! I'll be there sweetie! (Please send me a reminder though - I forget things easily. Probably because I stand too close to the microwave....). Did you hear us talking about you on the air yesterday too? I hope so! Either way, GOOD LUCK with your project! Keep us posted ~Liss :)
06/15/2011 7:33PM
Haha okay I deffinatley will keep you posted! And no I didn't :( ugh ! Is there anyway to listen to it online? And it would be awesome for me to get on air and encourage other schools and other girls and more girls more aware and involved in the sparkleeffect idea! Deffinatley hope to get all the schools in my area to be inspired to start projects just like mine!!
10/24/2011 3:49PM
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