The NFL & American All-Star to Hold Super Bowl XXXVI Cheerleading Spirit Clinic, Featuring Pop Star Jessica Simpson and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Saturday, January 26, From 12:30-2:30 PM, at the Louisiana Superdome

The Super Bowl Community Outreach Event, Founded Six Years Ago By

Super Bowl Pregame Show Choreographer Lesslee Fitzmorris, of Mandeville, La.,

Returns to the Big Easy, Bigger and Better Than Ever

Jan 24, 2002, 00:00 ET from National Football League

    NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Football League (NFL)
 and American All-Star will give more than 1,000 young women from local schools
 the opportunity to experience the excitement of Super Bowl XXXVI firsthand, at
 the sixth annual NFL Super Bowl Cheerleading Spirit Clinic, Saturday, Jan. 26,
 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Louisiana Superdome.
     Founded six years ago by Super Bowl Pregame Show choreographer and
 American All-Star president Lesslee Fitzmorris of Mandeville, La., the NFL
 Super Bowl Cheerleading Spirit Clinic has developed into one of the most
 exciting community outreach events held each year in conjunction with the
 Super Bowl.
     Participants at the clinic will learn football fundamentals from NFL
 players, coaches and referees.  They will practice cheer and dance skills with
 cheerleaders from American All-Star, the New Orleans Saints Saintsations,
 Nicholls State University Cheerleaders, Louisiana State University Golden
 Girls, Tulane University Cheerleaders, and Loyola University Cheerleaders.
 Participants also will meet five outstanding women, "Cheerleaders of Life,"
 who will speak about their lives and the importance of getting a good
 education, living drug-free, and striving to achieve one's dreams.
     "We hope that the girls come away from the clinic with much more than
 football fundamentals and cheer skills," said American All-Star President
 Lesslee Fitzmorris.  "Our goal is to affirm the value of education, instill
 the belief that anything is possible through hard work and perseverance, and
 promote staying away from gangs and remaining drug free."
     The Cheerleaders of Life will include international pop star Jessica
 Simpson, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.), USA Today reporter Jill
 Lieber, professional Visteon race car driver Audrey Zavodsky, and New Orleans'
 own WWL-TV anchor Sally Ann Roberts.
     Since the release of her multi-platinum album Sweet Kisses in 1999,
 Simpson has become one of the most widely-recognized and respected new artists
 in pop music.  She has graced the covers of more than a dozen magazines
 (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, YM, FHM, TeenStyle, Teen, and Jump), become
 an MTV staple, toured with Ricky Martin, and has established herself as a
 tremendously influential role model for teens.  She believes that with "inner
 strength and inner light, nothing is impossible."
     Senator Landrieu became the first woman from Louisiana elected to a full
 term in the U.S. Senate in January, 1997 and continues to serve the state in
 Washington, D.C.  Her political experience found her elected to the Louisiana
 House of Representatives at the age of 23 in 1979.  After two terms in the
 House, she served eight years as State Treasurer.  Married with two young
 children, Senator Landrieu is the oldest of nine siblings and the daughter of
 former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu and Verna Landrieu.
     In addition to conducting the clinic, Fitzmorris, is choreographing and
 directing her 17th Super Bowl pregame show for Super Bowl XXXVI.  The pregame
 show, entitled "Freedom," will feature musical performances by Paul McCartney,
 Barry Manilow, Yolanda Adams, James Ingram, Patti Labelle, Wynonna and the
 Boston Pops, along with dance performances by the American All-Star Dance Team
 and more than 300 local dancers.
     Invitations to participate in the NFL Super Bowl XXXVI Cheerleading Spirit
 Clinic were sent to all public and private schools in the New Orleans area.
 The first 1,000 young women (grades 5-12) who register are eligible to
 participate.  For more information, contact American All-Star at 985-893-3009.
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here

SOURCE National Football League