LONDON SILVERBACKS CHEERLEADERS TAKE THE FIELD JULY 4TH!

The 2009 NAFL London Silverbacks Cheerleaders, sponsored by Expressions Dance Arts Inc. & Fabutan, will make their 2009 season debut on Saturday July 4, 2009 at TD Waterhouse Stadium when the Backs take on the Tri City Thunder at 1 p.m.

This will be their debut of the season and comes on the heels of last week’s tragic bus crash. The girls aim to hype up the crowd and help London show their support and team spirit that has followed the Silverbacks for the past seasons. The cheerleaders have been rehearsing this month at Expressions Dance Arts’ headquarters in St Thomas, preparing for this home opener.

The talented young ladies, with backgrounds ranging from ballet to hip hop to cheer and gymnastics, will perform a mix of high-energy and family-friendly routines at Silverbacks home and also at some away games. They also make community appearances throughout the season. The squad will also instruct children through their Junior Silverbacks program which starts this summer. There are 5 veterans on this year’s squad and 2 rookies.

VETS: CAITLYN, ERIN, BRANDY, ELIZABETH ROOKIES: ALAHNA, ELISE PROMO CHEER SQUAD: MELISSA.

Cheerleader Director Elizabeth Morgan, an NFL and CFL alumni Captain, states “This year we have fewer home games so each one is going to be very important to us as a team and to the fans at home”. She also commented that in many of the girls who are returning are in their 3rd season cheering for the team. “This team is like a family that we all root for and that we watch grow season after season. We are excited to get out there and entertain the fans.”

The team is ALSO hosting a special JUNIOR SILVERBACKS WORKSHOP. The Junior London Silverbacks Cheerleaders will perform at the home game vs. Ypsilanti on August 22nd! This opportunity is open to all young girls and boys ages 5-16. The Junior Silverbacks experience includes a special dance and cheerleading workshop with the pro squad, an official team t-shirt, a game ticket and an on-field game day performance! Please contact Expressions at edainc@live.ca or 519.631.9087 to become a Junior Silverbacks Cheerleader. Please contact Elizabeth at the above #/address to book the Silverbacks Cheerleaders for your corporate or community event.

2009 NAFL SILVERBACKS CHEERLEADER SPONSORS: 1. EXPRESSIONS DANCE ARTS INC. - 519.631.9087 ; edainc@live.ca ; www.expressionsdancearts.com;

facebook.com: expressions.dance.arts

2. FABUTAN - (519) 691-0108; 1120 Wellington Rd, London, ON; www.fabutan.com

3. DEVOG HAIRSTYLING SCHOOL – STYLIST: KRYSTEN RUSSELL; 519-439-8540; www.devog.com

4. YMCA OF LONDON – 667.3300; www.ymcawo.ca

5. FRED’S PHOTOGRAPHY - 519.842.9554; www.fredsphoto.on.ca