Cheerleaders are known for cheering on high school athletes, but Locust Valley cheerleaders like to spread cheer to those less fortunate as well. The junior varsity, varsity and middle school cheerleaders visited local rehabilitation facilities to perform their favorite cheers and sing some holiday songs. They also collected teddy bears for children in hospitals.

Varsity cheerleading coach Doreen Kobus said the team enjoys making others feel good. “The smiles on the faces of the patients at the rehab facility make it all worthwhile,” she said. The girls also brought the patients eyeglass holders as holiday gifts, which the sixth-grade home and careers students had made by hand. 

A teddy bear collection helped provide smiles for children in hospitals. The cheerleaders donated these bears to the Nassau County Courthouse, where the court officers held their 11th annual teddy bear collection.