Cheerleaders Help Raise $100K at Charity Bowl

12-14-2012

VWC Cheerleaders helped raise $100,000 on Nov. 30 for the Virginian-Pilot Joy Fund, a non-profit organization that has partnered with The Salvation Army to help provide new holiday toys for underprivileged children. The cheerleaders provided the evening’s entertainment at the 45th annual Toyota Charity Bowl football game at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. They were joined by cheerleaders from Suffolk’s Nansemond River High and marching bands from Norfolk’s Booker T. Washington and Chesapeake’s Oscar Smith high schools. The evening featured a Pop Warner football game between the Norfolk Saints and the Virginia Beach Mustangs, a Chesapeake-Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Flag Football game and, for the main event, a football game featuring former high school, college and professional players. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell performed the Charity Bowl coin toss and applauded the efforts of evening’s participants. According to Virginian-Pilot Joy Fund Administrator Debbie Bellucci, the organization’s various fundraising activities are expected to raise approximately $305,000 this year. For more information about College community service initiatives, visit www.vwc.edu/student-life/community-service.