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Cheering for a cause

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Pro Alumni Cheerleaders (NFL/NBA) will perform a dance routine during pre-game of the March 25 Pacers-Bull match up to benefit Breonna Johnson. Those participating include Jen Alerding (front, from left), Gina Fosso-Bardach, Carla Kintner-Pierce, Brandi Jones (middle, from left), Debra Truver-Musgrave, Kim Reber-Schaus, Marti Dewey-Babb, Chasney Suskovich, Jen Moyer-Kocker, Jessica Anderson, Christy Beeler-Rose, Shannon Belcher, Mindi Winkler (back, from left), Dorene Wallace, Julie Elsbury, Anika Hutchinson, and Toni Scalf.
*Scalf to perform with other cheerleaders in benefit

A Brazil woman and former Colts' cheerleader, Toni Scalf, will perform a dance routine with other Colts cheerleaders and Indiana Pacemates alumni during the pre-game of the Pacers-Bulls match up April 25, to benefit a Fishers girl who recently lost her mother.

Scalf said she was a cheerleader for the Colts in 1993 and now owns Toni's Tumbling and Dance Studio, Brazil.

According to Scalf, Gina Fosso-Bardach, Fishers, started the Pro Alumni Cheerleaders Association of the NFL/NBA Indiana Organization and recruited past cheerleaders from the 1980s and as early as 2006 to do performances and appearances as a type of community service.

Scalf said this is the first benefit performance and it will raise money for Fishers High School senior and varsity cheerleader Breonna Johnson. She said Johnson's father had already passed away when she lost her mother during the holiday season, and now her single mother aunt is taking care of her.

"The performance will benefit (Breonna Johnson)," Scalf said. "Five dollars of the ticket sales (sold through the Pro Alumni Cheerleaders) will go (to help her)."

Scalf said the six-minute performance will begin at approximately 6:15 p.m., with 18 girls performing a variety of music from the 80s to today. She said to get tickets and support the Pro Alumni Cheerleaders benefit for Breonna Johnson log on to www.pacersgroups.com/tickets/833 and use the passcode: cause.

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