Monday, September 24, 2012

Family and Friends Day

-          On this past Sunday, September 23, 2012, the Sapphire cheer leaders attended New Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. The team attended together as a squad with about 38 girls in attendance. After church service, the girls performed for the crowd of people who remained at the church for the picnic. The people truly enjoyed it. The girls took part in the service, the picnic, food, fun and line dancing. It was a good bonding event for them.

Annual Black and White Gala

-          Youth Matter Inc.’s Annual Black & White Gala Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Chesapeake Marriott. I hope you will be able to attend.

Our featured guest for Youth Matter Inc.'s Annual Black & White Gala Fundraiser is Francena McCorory, 2012 London Olympic Gold Medalist, Francena was one of the runners in the Women's 4 x 400m relay that won a Gold Medal. We are very excited that Francena has chosen Youth Matter Inc. to be one of her non-profits to support.

For more information about Youth Matter Inc.'s Annual Black & White Gala Fundraiser, visit the linek:  Tickets are on sale $45 per person / $500 per reserved table for ten.  We are also looking for sponsors to support this annual fundraiser that supports funding for after-school programs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks for your continued support of youth and families.

Chili's Give Back

Saturday, September 22, 2012, the Sapphire cheerleaders will be hosting a Give Back day/night at Chili’s restaurant. All you have to do is come out and enjoy the good food Chili’s provides, and present our flyer with your ticket. The Youth Matter, Inc. Sapphires will receive proceeds from your meal to help them cover uniform, travel and other costs that is needed. Chili’s is located on Taylor Road (Chesapeake, VA) by Chesapeake Square Mall. We hope to see you all there!

Norfolk State University Youth Day

          On this past Saturday, September 15, 2012, about 30 of our Sapphire cheerleaders enjoyed an event filled day. They attended the 2012 Youth Day at Norfolk State University. The day began at noon, where all of the youth in attendance could enjoy the bounce houses, the music, the food and drinks and other organized activities. The girls got to see what a college campus looked like and even got to interact with college students. At 4:00, the girls, coaches and volunteers all got to enjoy the football game, where Norfolk State played Howard University.