"We’re still going to have to perform at games, but it’s more fun. It gives the kids more of an opportunity to kind of add to whatever performances that we do. They get to have a little more say in our choreography.”
The Lady Buffs’ next big project is Pink Out Week, a cancer awareness week and fundraiser that will run during Fall Break. Shumway will run a Little Buffs Cheer Camp on Oct. 14, and the Little Buffs will cheer with the varsity, JV and junior high squads at the Oct. 17 football game against Durant at Hook Eales Stadium.
The Lady Buffs will also be selling Pink Out T-shirts. Those interested in purchasing shirts or enrolling their children in Little Buffs Cheer Camp can get the necessary forms at Miller Office Equipment, located at 900 E. Wyandotte Ave., or at the McAlester Athletics office at Bob Brumley Gymnasium, located at 301 E. Adams Ave.
Shumway’s three seniors will also be up for Homecoming Queen, which will be awarded Friday before the Buffs’ home game against Shawnee. The Buffs have planned a “blackout” theme for the game, encouraging fans to wear black clothing to the game, and Shumway said her cheerleaders will spend the week helping to promote the game.
Come Friday, Shumway said, the Lady Buffs will wear their black uniforms.
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