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Hamilton DECA fights MD with free cheer clinic

Hamilton High School’s DECA Chapter is fighting a terrible disease by sponsoring a fun event for children in the community. Children ages 3-11 years are invited to attend a free cheer clinic Feb. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heat Athletics in Sussex. While there is no charge for the clinic, donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will be collected at the door.

Titled “Be a Hero Cheer Clinic,” the event encourages children to dress up as their favorite hero. Hamilton DECA members Peggy Wang, Rohan Washikar and Caitlin Bolz are working with Heat Athletics in Sussex to raise awareness and funds for MDA. Heat Athletics All-Star Cheerleading staff will conduct the clinic in their gym at W248 N5250 Executive Drive, Suite, 100, Sussex. In addition, Heat Athletics has pledged to match donations for MDA collected at the door.

“We are fortunate to have a local business like Heat Athletics to help us raise awareness and funds for this important cause,” said Washikar. “We hope the community will get fired up and help us contribute to MDA while joining us in a wonderful experience for children.”

Preregistration for this event is required. Go to to sign up.