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2,958 Fans Watch Ledford Win Cheerleading Competition at NewBridge Bank Park

August 5, 2011

Greensboro, N.C. – Last evening 2,958 fans visited NewBridge Bank Park and watched the Panthers from Ledford High School defend their 2010 title to win the NewBridge Bank Jamboree Cheerleading Competition for the second year in a row. The spirited event, presented by Solis Women's Health, featured 23 local high schools from Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties. Ragsdale High School came in second place followed by Northwest Guilford High School in third. The Rams from Reidsville High School won the Spirit Award for the third year in a row.

Five former and current University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill cheerleaders judged the competition. "All the teams brought spirit for their schools, passion for their sport, and overall excellence to the field," said Amanda Long, head judge. "We had an incredibly tough decision. Ledford High School's superior execution of their routine placed them on top but all the teams deserve recognition for their tremendous performances."

Tyson Hammer, Events and Community Relations Manager for NewBridge Bank commented on the overall success of the evening. "Last night's event was the largest Jamboree Cheerleading Competition to date. Coming into the event we had already raised over $46,000 through the generous donations of 271 area businesses and fans. The support of these sponsors, combined with last night's record-breaking attendance, positions us to meet our total fund-raising goal of $120,000."

The NewBridge Bank Invitational Football and Cheerleading Jamboree is the largest fund-raising effort led by NewBridge Bank each year. In addition to the Cheerleading Competition, the Jamboree includes preseason Football Scrimmages scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12. The Bank underwrites all the events so that one hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the athletic programs of the participating high schools. Since the Jamboree's inception in 1999, NewBridge Bank has awarded over $470,000 to local high schools.

For the first time, NewBridge Bank has expanded the Jamboree into Forsyth County, adding four schools and Forsyth Football Scrimmages presented by Champion at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem. The four new high schools competed last night and are all from Forsyth County – Carver, Glenn, Mount Tabor and Reagan.

As in years past, the Bank will also host Football Scrimmages at West Davidson High School in Lexington and Rockingham County High School in Reidsville.  Each site will feature eight local high schools' varsity and junior varsity football teams. Gates to all three sites will open at 5 p.m., with the first scrimmages kicking off at 6 p.m. Tickets to each event are $5 at the door with free admission for children ages six and under.

In addition to the Cheerleading Competition and Football Scrimmages, NewBridge Bank will host its annual Jamboree Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 10, celebrating  2011 Honorary Chairman Jim Grobe, the head football coach of Wake Forest University's Demon Deacons, as well as participating schools' coaches and administrators.  The luncheon will be at noon at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem.

A list of participating schools and Football Scrimmage schedules follow. For more information, please visit or contact Tyson Hammer at (336) 369-0966.


Northwest Guilford
Southern Guilford
Western Guilford

East Forsyth

Central Davidson
North Davidson
West Davidson

Rockingham County

East Davidson

Mount Tabor*

Surrounding Area High Schools
McMichael (Mayodan)
Morehead  (Eden)
Northeast Guilford (McLeansville)
Ragsdale (Jamestown)
Reagan (Pfafftown)*
South Davidson (Denton)
Southwest Guilford (High Point)
West Stokes (King)

Friday, Aug. 12
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Scrimmages begin at 6 p.m.

Davidson Football Scrimmages
West Davidson High School/Tyro Middle School, Lexington

Varsity (Glosson Stadium – West Davidson High School)
6 p.m.  South Davidson vs. Central Davidson / East Davidson vs. West Stokes
7 p.m.  West Davidson vs. Ragsdale / South Davidson vs. West Stokes
8 p.m.  North Davidson vs. Ragsdale / East Davidson vs. East Forsyth
9 p.m.  West Davidson vs. North Davidson / Central Davidson vs. East Forsyth

JV (Tyro Middle School)
6 p.m. West Davidson vs. Ragsdale / East Forsyth vs. North Davidson
7 p.m. East Davidson vs. East Forsyth / North Davidson vs. Central Davidson
8 p.m. South Davidson vs. Central Davidson / West Stokes vs. West Davidson
9 p.m. Ragsdale vs. West Stokes / East Davidson vs. South Davidson

Forsyth Football Scrimmages presented by Champion
Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem

6 p.m. Glenn vs. Ledford / Reagan vs. Southern Guilford
7 p.m. Lexington vs. Mount Tabor / Grimsley vs. Carver
8 p.m. Ledford vs. Reagan / Southern Guilford vs. Glenn
9 p.m. Carver vs. Lexington / Mount Tabor vs. Grimsley

6 p.m. Mount Tabor vs. Lexington   Carver vs. Grimsley
7 p.m. Ledford vs. Glenn / Southern Guilford vs. Reagan
8 p.m. Lexington vs. Carver / Grimsley vs. Mount Tabor
9 p.m. Reagan vs. Ledford / Glenn vs. Southern Guilford

Rockingham Football Scrimmages
Rockingham County High School, Reidsville

6 p.m. Morehead vs. Southwest Guilford / Reidsville vs. Northeast Guilford
7 p.m. Rockingham vs. Northwest Guilford / McMichael vs. Southwest Guilford
8 p.m. Morehead vs. Western Guilford / Reidsville vs. Northwest Guilford
9 p.m. Rockingham vs. Western Guilford / McMichael vs. Northeast Guilford

6:10 p.m. Rockingham vs. Northwest Guilford / McMichael vs. Western Guilford
7:10 p.m. Morehead vs. Western Guilford / Reidsville vs. Northeast Guilford
8:10 p.m. Rockingham vs. Southwest Guilford / McMichael vs. Northeast Guilford
9:10 p.m. Morehead vs. Southwest Guilford / Reidsville vs. Northwest Guilford

*High schools participating in the NewBridge Bank Invitational Football and Cheerleading Jamboree for the first time.
**Half-field scrimmages.

Tyson Hammer
Events & Community Relations Manager
(336) 369-0966