JDRF’s Cheer for the Cure

February 6, 2016, Niagara Falls, NY
9:00 am

JDRF's Cheer for the Cure is sanctioned by the NYSPHSAA & is a qualifying event for the U.S. Finals. This exciting event attracts talented all-star, dance, school & college teams from all over New York State, Pennsylvania, and Canada.

Event Info

JDRF’s 17th Annual Cheer for the Cure will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Conference & Events Center in Niagara Falls, NY. The Cheer for the Cure is sanctioned by the NYSPHSAA & is a qualifying event for the US Finals.


Fall & Winter Registration Rate: $225
    Deadline: December 31, 2015
January Registration Rate: $250
    Deadline: January 30, 2016
Special Needs Teams: Perform Exhibition for FREE

*Performance slots are assigned based on registration date. The earlier your team registers,  the better performance slot your team receives!
*Any crossovers must be noted during registration.
*All teams will compete on a mat. A spring floor will not be available.
* Registration fees are non-refundable.

CLICK HERE for the Modified, JV, Varsity, College & Rec Team Registration Form
CLICK HERE for the All-Star, Dance & Special Needs Team Registration Form
CLICK HERE for the medical release form

PRE-REGISTRATION: Hold your spot! Your team can register today by submitting your information below. Your team will have until Friday, December 18th to mail the payment & full registration form.

Cheer for the Cure Pre-Registration


9:00 am – All Star, Dance, Little Loop & Special Needs Teams
11:30 am – Awards Ceremony
12:30 pm – Modified, JV, Varsity & College Teams
3:30 pm – Awards Ceremony
Please note: actual performance & award ceremony times may change based on the number of teams competing.

JDRF’s Cheer for the Cure is sanctioned by NYSPHSAA.
Cheerleading is recognized as a competitive sport in New York State public schools. Since this event is sanctioned, all competitive New York state school cheerleading teams are allowed to participate. Participating schools are still eligible to compete in Buffalo, CCAA, ECIC, NFL & NO league competitions, as well as the Section VI competition & others.

Do You Have a Participating Cheerleader With Type One Diabetes (T1D)?
NEW THIS YEAR! Please indicate on your registration form if you have any cheerleaders competing who have T1D. These athletes will receive special recognition at the event!

Click Here for the All-Star Scoring Rubric
Click Here for the NYSPHSAA Cheer Composite Score Sheet
Click Here for the NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Rubric 2015-2016

Funds raised from the Cheer for the Cure event will support the JDRF’s research efforts to cure, treat & prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). T1D is an autoimmune disease. It’s onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle, and there is no cure. But with your help, we will be closer to one! JDRF’s researchers are working on incredible projects like the Artificial Pancreas, Encapsulation, Smart Insulin, and other promising therapies!


Spectator Admission: $10 per person. Two coaches per team will receive complimentary admission. Additional coaches must pay spectator fee.

Awards: There will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies in each division. One team per awards ceremony will be awarded Grand Champion.

U.S. Finals: JDRF’s Cheer for the Cure is a qualifying event for school & college teams. Due to new regulations, this will no longer be a qualifying event for all-star teams.

Questions/More Information: Please contact Jennifer at JDRF at (716) 833-2873 or jkisker@jdrf.org with any questions.

Thank you! See you at the Cheer for the Cure!


The Conference & Events Center - Niagara Falls, NY

101 Old Falls St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Event Contact

JDRF - Jennifer Kisker
(716) 833-2873 | jkisker@jdrf.org