Warm and sunny Hawaii sounds like a dream right about now, right? For Buffalo Jill’s cheerleader Lisa, it will be.
Lisa will travel to the Pro Bowl in Honolulu to represent the Jills. In her sixth year with the squad, Lisa is a native of Buffalo and has been cheering and dancing since she was four years-old.
Through a rigorous selection process, Lisa was chosen as the Jill’s representative to cheer at the Pro Bowl.
“Every team has their own selection process. In our team, it’s a team vote,” said Lisa. “We nominate five finalists, and audition in front of our teammates and management. We perform a dance that we learned that day and answer a question for the panel.”
Lisa is just one of 26 cheerleaders attending the Pro Bowl. She tells buffalobills.com she’s looking forward to meeting her fellow cheerleaders.
“We have been in touch through e-mail and Facebook,” said Lisa. “We are trying to get to know each other a bit before we go because everyone’s traveling by themselves.”
And with the Pro Bowl just a week away, Lisa has not only been busy packing but busy preparing, as she needs to learn 11 dances before she arrives in Honolulu.
“They send us a DVD about a month before, and we have to learn 11 dances before we get there,” said Lisa. “We’re responsible for those dances, and once we get there we practice every day.”
The girls have a packed schedule once landing in Hawaii, and the practicing won’t stop. The cheerleaders will be learning more dances, and be put into final formations. When they aren’t dancing, they’ll be busy with appearances on a daily basis. Lisa is counting down the days until her plane departs for Hawaii.
“I’m looking forward to having a really great time, dancing and representing Buffalo.”
To hear more from Lisa throughout her Pro Bowl experience, check back to buffalobills.com the week of the Pro Bowl.