What is the cheer hbcu combine?
Cheer HBCU Combine powered by CAO Elite is an initiative that aims to bridge the gap between talented athletes and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Cheer programs. An event that was created to be beyond impactful!
Our vision is to create unstoppable cheerleading teams that not only dominate the sidelines but also leave a lasting impact on competition mats while providing athletes a pathway to further their education at the illustrious educational institutions that are HBCU's.
As we work to consistently and effectively execute this event we keep these three principles as the foundation:
1. Cultural Relevance & Education Access : Increasing student acceptance at HBCUs through athletic programs contributes towards the maintenance and expansion of the tradition of offering educational opportunities to underrepresented communities and the impact of these institutions in preserving and celebrating African American culture, history, and traditions.
2. Empowering Future Leaders: This event invests in the development of future leaders and HBCU graduates. These talented cheerleaders will not only excel in their sport but will also
become ambassadors for the institutions at which they will further their education.
3. Building Stronger Teams: For too long in the space of Collegiate Competition Cheer our HBCU programs have not had the collective talent needed to consistently earn a spot in
the winners circle. By bringing together these athletes we believe we can support the advancement of HBCU cheer programs for years to come.