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RE: Cheerleaders and Sammy: going to Australia?
We have to remember the PV band solicited us for contributions to go to the Macy's Tgiving parade. This Sydney trip has a much shorter fuse....
07-11-2017 08:26 AM
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RE: Cheerleaders and Sammy: going to Australia?
This is stupid the cheerleaders and Sammy not going. A fund raising campaign should be immediately started. Why are we always so inept?
(07-11-2017 08:26 AM)jhruzek Wrote:  We have to remember the PV band solicited us for contributions to go to the Macy's Tgiving parade. This Sydney trip has a much shorter fuse....
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(07-11-2017 01:02 PM)OldOwl Wrote:  This is stupid the cheerleaders and Sammy not going. A fund raising campaign should be immediately started.

Such a campaign would have had to start many months ago. Presumably the cheerleaders etc. thought about this as soon as the game in Sydney was announced, considered the circumstances, and made a cogent decision. The fact that there is not already a fundraising campaign suggests that they did just that, and that their decision was either (1) that they did not think it would work, or (2) that they were not really interested in the trip.

The alternative conclusion -- that people are just now thinking about this, and just now realizing fundraising might be needed -- is too discouraging to contemplate.
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(07-11-2017 01:27 PM)georgewebb Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 01:02 PM)OldOwl Wrote:  This is stupid the cheerleaders and Sammy not going. A fund raising campaign should be immediately started.

Such a campaign would have had to start many months ago. Presumably the cheerleaders etc. thought about this as soon as the game in Sydney was announced, considered the circumstances, and made a cogent decision. The fact that there is not already a fundraising campaign suggests that they did just that, and that their decision was either (1) that they did not think it would work, or (2) that they were not really interested in the trip.

The alternative conclusion -- that people are just now thinking about this, and just now realizing fundraising might be needed -- is too discouraging to contemplate.

The game is less than two months away, and aside from this board, I haven't heard any mention of it.
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(07-11-2017 01:27 PM)georgewebb Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 01:02 PM)OldOwl Wrote:  This is stupid the cheerleaders and Sammy not going. A fund raising campaign should be immediately started.

Such a campaign would have had to start many months ago. Presumably the cheerleaders etc. thought about this as soon as the game in Sydney was announced, considered the circumstances, and made a cogent decision. The fact that there is not already a fundraising campaign suggests that they did just that, and that their decision was either (1) that they did not think it would work, or (2) that they were not really interested in the trip.

The alternative conclusion -- that people are just now thinking about this, and just now realizing fundraising might be needed -- is too discouraging to contemplate.

The aforementioned fundraiser was for general funds for cheerleading, but also with the hope that part of the funds raised, combined with theoretical funding from the athletic department, could allow at least part of the squad to go. You're correct in noting that there was not a specific fundraiser for this trip. Again, this all comes to a lack of funding from the athletic department/university.
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(07-11-2017 08:01 AM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  To be fair, this is not just a Karlgaard thing. There has been less than zero support for cheerleading/Sammy/MOB for at least a few athletic administrations.

It's hard to get alums/donors to care about the athletic department when it doesn't seem like the University cares about the athletic department.
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Well said and we continue to said we are the elite university in the SW and yet we act like a DIII university.
(07-11-2017 06:35 PM)Barrett Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 08:01 AM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  To be fair, this is not just a Karlgaard thing. There has been less than zero support for cheerleading/Sammy/MOB for at least a few athletic administrations.

It's hard to get alums/donors to care about the athletic department when it doesn't seem like the University cares about the athletic department.
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RE: Cheerleaders and Sammy: going to Australia?
Excuse if I missed it, but at what point did we determine that the cheerleaders definitely aren't going? All I've seen is that they had a fundraiser for their general operations.
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RE: Cheerleaders and Sammy: going to Australia?
(07-11-2017 08:07 PM)franklyconfused Wrote:  Excuse if I missed it, but at what point did we determine that the cheerleaders definitely aren't going? All I've seen is that they had a fundraiser for their general operations.

Post #2 above (and pasted below) is the only thing I've seen that claims that the "cheerleaders at definitely not going":

(07-10-2017 08:05 AM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 06:22 AM)seniorowl Wrote:  Anyone know if they are going?

Are we having a pep rally in sydney?

Cheerleaders are definitely not going.

Perhaps westsidewolf1989 will elaborate/substantiate.
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(07-11-2017 11:21 PM)Almadenmike Wrote:  Perhaps westsidewolf1989 will elaborate/substantiate.

My info comes from people directly involved with the squad.
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