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Cheerleaders, Dukettes Lift Holiday Spirits
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:12/19/2012

In light of the Holiday season, the James Madison cheerleading team and the Dukettes collaborated on an effort to bring holiday cheer to the residents of the Sunnyside Community Center.  The two teams made cards for all of the members of the center as a way to wish them Happy Holidays and lift spirits.  Members of the teams also delivered the cards personally to the community center.

Comments about the event and the importance of giving back to the community from the student athletes:

"One of the goals of our team is to unite both the JMU and Harrisonburg communities. During this holiday season we figured what better way to do that than by sending out some holiday cheer in Harrisonburg. As a result our entire team wrote some holiday cards to the residents of the Sunnyside Community. I know that it means a lot to the entire team to even do something as simple as write cards."

Lamar Walker

"The Harrisonburg community has given us such an amazing support system over the years, and we love to be able to give back to them to show our thanks and appreciation as much as possible. In the spirit of the holiday season, our team, as well as the Dukettes, wrote Christmas cards and delivered them to the local residents of the Sunnyside Community Center to let them know that we are thinking about them."

Shannon Connolly

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