FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorback Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of a program that will help unite men and women who have served the University of Arkansas as cheerleaders, pom squad members or mascots. The Spirit Squad Club will serve as an organization for former and current Razorback spirit squad members to further connect and engage as they continue to promote Razorback Athletics and the University of Arkansas.
“Having the Spirit Squad Club become a part of the Razorback Foundation family was a natural move,” Razorback Foundation Executive Director Scott Varady says. “For decades, thousands of young men and women have demonstrated their school pride and helped generate support for our athletic teams and our university as part of our spirit squads. We are grateful for their dedication and are proud to provide a place where our Razorback spirit squad members, both past and present, can connect with each other and continue to be involved with Razorback Athletics.”
As part of its commitment to connecting former and current squad members, the Spirit Squad Club will host two reunion events during the year, including a spring reunion in conjunction with the Red vs. White football game. This year’s Red vs. White football game will be held on Saturday, April 23. The Spirit Squad Club will also hold a reunion event each year in the fall in conjunction with Homecoming festivities on campus.
In addition to invitations to the biannual reunion events, Spirit Squad Club members will be eligible for other benefits based on availability, including access to special pricing on football season tickets within designated Razorback Foundation priority sections subject to availability, an official Spirit Squad Club membership card, a 15 percent discount at Hog Heaven on non-game days and invitations to other special events.
The Spirit Squad Club is open to all former and current cheer, mascots, and pom members who served a minimum of one year on their respective squad. An annual membership to the club requires a minimum $50 donation to the Razorback Foundation. The $50 membership fee is waived for current Razorback Foundation members. All current spirit squad members (including cheer, pom, and mascots) are eligible for a complimentary membership in the Spirit Squad Club after completing one full academic year of active service in the Athletic Department’s Spirit Squad program.
All applicants may submit their request to join the program to SpiritSquads@razorbackfoundation.com indicating which squad they participated in accompanied by the year. The Razorback Foundation will make all final determinations of eligibility for the Spirit Squad Club.