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Jills cheerleader heads to Pro Bowl


It's a trip that every cheerleader in the NFL hopes for. Each season one representative from the cheer squad of each NFL club is chosen to participate as a member of the Pro Bowl cheering team at the NFL's all-star game in late January. This year Valerie will be representing the Buffalo Jills.Q: How did you become this year's Pro Bowl representative for the Jills?

Valerie: Every team has their own process on selecting a representative for their team. We have a team vote that creates a few finalists. We then perform a short dance routine and answer an interview type question from our Director in front of the whole team. The team votes again and a winner is selected. I am so honored that my teammates felt I would be good representative for the Jills. Other than going to the Super Bowl, it is the ultimate dream of any NFL cheerleader!

Q: What are you looking forward to most during your Pro Bowl experience?

Valerie: There is so much I am looking forward to. I can't wait to meet all of the other teams' cheerleaders, dance along side of them, all the fun events and appearances and of course the BEAUTIFUL weather.

Q: Do you know what your agenda in Hawaii will entail?

Valerie: I'm not 100% on any events yet for the week. We have many dance rehearsals to prepare us for the game! From what I've been told we are very busy the whole week, and it flies by! Last year's cheerleader visited a local hospital and got to spend some time with patients. She was also involved with many tailgate appearances, the player competitions and even taught a cheerleading/dance workshop for a group of young girls from Japan.

Q: Have you ever been to Hawaii?

Valerie: Hawaii is a BEAUTIFUL state. I got the chance to travel there in high school with my dance studio where we performed at several different locations throughout a week and a half period. When I was there it rained for about 15-20 minutes at the same time everyday, but it was still very sunny outside! The beaches are so beautiful, and picture perfect! The black sand beach on the big island was so incredible to go visit and is said to have bad luck if take the sand home with you.

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