CSU Cheerleaders Entertain Crowd at Country's Midnight Run
For the first time in three years, the Columbus State University Cheerleading Team performed at the Country's Midnight Run this past Saturday (August 29). This year marked the first time since 2006 that the CSU Cheerleading Team got to perform because of unfavorable weather conditions the past two years. This year the stars were out and the crowd was gathered as the Cougar cheer team built stunts, threw tumbling skills, and tossed baskets. The team's presence at the Midnight Run has been a running tradition for almost ten years now.
The 29th Annual Country's Midnight Run is an event which benefits the visually impaired. Proceeds benefit the local visually impaired through scholarship funds at Columbus State University and AER, supplies for visually impaired grammar school students throughout the Chattahoochee Valley and contributions to blinded veterans associations. Thousands of runners, crowds of spectators and various sponsors gathered for this event to increase awareness as well as to raise funds for the visually impaired. Local bands played, Country's sold refreshments, and the CSU Cheerleaders performed as the night led up to the main event-the 5K run which took off at Midnight.The runners, spectators and sponsors alike look forward to the performance of the CSU Cheerleading Team each year.
Each year the team puts on a different routine with various skills and stunts performed in new and exciting ways. As the crowds gathered around to see the CSU Cheerleading Team perform, they clapped and yelled along with the cheers and music of the cheerleaders' routines. The team's performance around 9 PM energized the crowds and kept spectators entertained as the evening moved into the festivities leading up to the final and main event-the run. The returned presence of the CSU Cheerleading team was once again a huge success at the 29th Annual Country's Midnight Run.