Nicole Halper;Allison Boyll

International Baccalaureate High School is proud to announce a partnership with
the Joseph Maley Foundation (JMF) for the inaugural season of adaptive
cheerleading! JMF was founded in 2008 as an organization with the mission of
serving children of all abilities. As part of the foundation’s fitness
initiative, JMF is teaming up with Shortridge for adaptive cheerleading practices
and performances this fall. 

Cheer practices
will be held at Shortridge, where each participant will be paired with trained
mentors to learn routines geared towards young men and women of all abilities.
The goal of these cheer sessions is to encourage a fun way to keep up healthy
habits and physical activity while improving self-esteem. The opportunity to
make new friends is always great, too!

The cost of
the session is $35; families with a demonstrated need may request a reduced
rate. The JMF Cheer team will meet for 6 practices and 3 performances: 

Practice Sundays 3:00-3:45 p.m.: August 2,
9, 16 & 23 

Performance Saturday,
August 29 at JMFitness T-Ball game

Practice Thursdays
6:00-7:00 p.m.: November 5 & November 12 

Performance Saturday,
November 14 at JMFitness Banquet

at Shortridge Basketball Game: Date/Time TBD

For students
interested in another sport, JMF has adaptive T-Ball as well! Games will be
held at Shambaugh Park on August 8, 15, 22 and 29. The cost of the season is
$50, but reduced rates may be requested. 

excited to host part of this enriching opportunity for young athletes! For more
information on these exciting sessions, visit or contact JMFitness
Coordinator Cory Hernandez at
or by phone at 317.525.4438.