Little cheerleaders will perform at Colts game

There was a lot of excitement as girls followed the lead of the CSRA Showgirls at the Fantastic Fillies Camp.

Cindy Blair, of the CSRA Showgirls, demonstrates a jump for girls at the Fantastic Fillies dance camp held at the Family Y in Augusta last weekend.  Michael Holahan/Staff
Michael Holahan/Staff
Cindy Blair, of the CSRA Showgirls, demonstrates a jump for girls at the Fantastic Fillies dance camp held at the Family Y in Augusta last weekend.

"We have several goals for the camp," said Tammie Newman, the director of CSRA Showgirls, the dance team of the Augusta Colts. "Of course, we want to have fun but we also wanted to teach them dances, chants, cheers and jumps. We also wanted to give the girls the opportunity to interact with us."

More than 35 girls ages 5 to 11 attended the dance camp Saturday at the Family Y Wilson Branch.

The campers learned a variety of routines throughout the day and rehearsed one they will perform Saturday during halftime of the Colts game against the Mississippi Mudcats at James Brown Arena. The CSRA Showgirls will perform with them.

"That will give them a chance to show their parents and their family that they didn't just go to camp and had fun but that they really learned something," Ms. Newman said. "It's also a way to show them that they, too, can perform in front of crowds."

Keri Fallaw, 10, is looking forward to the performance.

"I learned a lot, and I think it's cool we get to perform with them," she said. "I used to be a cheerleader, so I love performing."

Jada Diggs' favorite part of the camp was a surprise visit by Rusty, the Augusta Colts' mascot.

"I was just talking to my friend and saying that it would be cool if Rusty came, and then he showed up," said the 8-year-old. "I was surprised."

This is the second year the CSRA Showgirls have held the camp.

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Points 06/19/08 - 08:59 am
I'm glad these girls get s

I'm glad these girls get s chance to perform, but it's sad that they have to perform for such a joke and dismal failure as the Augusta Colts.

KelPierson 06/19/08 - 09:59 am
Wes Widner, shame on you!

Wes Widner, shame on you! Those in glass house....well, you know the rest.

Thank you Tammie and the rest of the CSRA Showgirls for all you do!

Jackson1960 06/19/08 - 10:37 am
Would love to know how you

Would love to know how you define "joke" & "dismal failure"?
Are you speaking of on the field? The Colts were a respectable 7-6 in a very competitive 16 team league. 4 of their 6 losses occurred against only 2 teams; both amongst the favorites to win the AIFA championship.

Off the field? The front office reports that they retired most of the team's inherited debt load while incurring no new debt this season. In addition, the team has contributed to numerous CSRA charities and donated tickets to teachers, veterans & active duty personnel.

The crowds? Sparse. Yet don't the Colts deserve credit for what they can control; not to be punished for the fans who have opted to avoid the James Brown Arena (and the antics of its Coliseum Authority) in favor of conflicting events; such as 3 First Fridays, 3 Greenjackets games with fireworks, 3 Bell Auditorium shows, and the Thunder over Augusta? Or whose entertainment dollars are now filling gas tanks?

Now, if in the future, established fans begin to abandon the team, then they might shoulder the blame. However, it is hardly sporting to blame a team for an absent fan base which it is still establishing... N'est pas?

hidingoutagain 06/20/08 - 11:35 pm
My daugther is dancing

My daugther is dancing Saturday at the game and I am proud to say "MY DAUGHTER IS DANCING AT THE AUGUSTA COLT'S GAME" !!!!!!! The seats may not all be filled, but the spirt of Augusta that is represented by the attending fans is lifted for the hard working team we have representing us. The Colts are doing an awesome job representing us in the CSRA. They are a good group of guys and are good role models for our kids. once again....GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!!!

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