NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The owner of Cheer Infinity is fighting to keep stunt work in middle school cheerleading.
According to Superintendent Dr. Rick Holliday, cheerleading has never been considered an official sport in the Athletic Department so it is not covered under the school system's catastrophic insurance policy.
One of the owners of Cheer Infinity, Allison Dunlap, said she met with Holliday and parents last week. She says leaders are willing to consider the option she suggested of limited stunting, instead of taking it away.
Dunlap has started an online petition in support of middle school cheerleading and want those students to be allowed to do stunts and tumble. Right now they have around 285 signatures.