HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (WKRC) - A local competition Saturday will lift your spirits.
Cheerleaders from northern Kentucky and Cincinnati are facing off in the 26th annual NKCCA Cheer and Dance Championship at Northern Kentucky University's BB&T Arena.
The event began in 1992 with 12 teams and a few coaches as a way to give back. Now, the competition will host more than 80 teams, but they're still continuing the tradition of giving back.
“It’ll be pretty loud--pretty crazy, but we’re going to have a lot of fun. We’re raising money for scholarships, and we also give money to charity," said NKCCA's director, Gayle Trame.
Trame says in addition to some competitors being awarded scholarships, money will be given to Thomas More College's service learning project and Holy Cross' Magnified Giving Program.
Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher will also have their academic achievements recognized during awards.
The competition starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.