95 high school cheer teams and more than 5,600 athletes and spectators packed the Hershey Park Arena on February 2nd 2013 for the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships – the first-ever competition of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania. GTM Sportswear was excited and honored to sponsor and attend the event to support Pennsylvania cheer.
While at the event, GTM also honored Dallastown Cheer Coach Angie Gable as the first recipient of the Competitive Spirit Coaches Award.
Coach Gable has served as the Dallastown Area School District’s Varsity Football and Wrestling Cheerleading coach for the past 20 years and was nominated by Dallastown Athletic Director Tory Harvey and selected by the PIAA’s sportsmanship committee members.
Her outstanding commitment to the community outside of her regular role as a high school English teacher and coach include leadership roles with the Big 33 Football Classic and the Cystic Fibrosis Team Shad events. Her squads also participate in volunteer work for the American Cancer Society and the Great PA Clean Up.
Congratulations to all of the teams that competed at the first-ever event!