Calling all Bruins: Support our UCLA Spirit Squad!
What is UCLA without Spirit ? Our mascots and our Spirit Squad are the heart of student and alumni life, Athletics, and the local community. The Squad is composed of 46 student athletes, including Cheer Squad, Dance Team, Yell Crew, and our two mascots – Joe and Josie Bruin.
As UCLA ambassadors, our Squad represents the spirit and tradition of the university – at key community outreach, campus, alumni, media, and athletic events.
Each dedicated Squad member commits an average of 20 hours every week for practice, workouts, and performances at events and games, without compensation. Due to their impacted schedules, students are unable to secure paid work and internships to help cover tuition costs and living expenses. Supporting the Squad propels UCLA spirit forward and directly impacts each Squad member with additional financial support.
The Squad is actively involved in community outreach throughout Southern California and internationally.
Each squad member was accepted to UCLA on their own merit and accomplishments. Our team is majoring in a variety of areas including business economics, chemical engineering, dance, biology, communications, and more. Our Squad includes students from all walks of life, including first-generation students and transfers, and even military-connected students from those participating in ROTC to serving in the Navy Reserves.
Help us reach our goal of raising funds for our Squad both on and off the field and court! Your gift immediately impacts the Squad by giving them the program and scholarship support that our Squad needs.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Spirit Squad is housed in the Alumni Association (and not the UCLA Athletics Department).
We rely heavily on private donations to support our operations budget, travel, and scholarship funding for our student athletes.
Your gift to this campaign directly impacts our current Squad and helps us keep our Bruin Traditions strong.
Additionally, you can be a champion of our campaign by sharing our Spark project with friends and family, encouraging them to support us today. Share your favorite moment with the Squad with a photo on Twitter and Facebook. We will be trending with the hashtag #UCLAsparkSpirit. Thank you for your generous gifts to our crowdfunding campaign. Your support gets us one step closer to helping each of our 46 student athletes and propels the spirit of UCLA for all Bruins.
A very special thank you to Okie Media for our incredible video, Angel Delgadillo for our photos, UCLA Athletics Department, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Archives, James Wilson, Eshon Allen, and Nicole and Kate Vermeer.