D2 Summit Celebrates All Star Cheer in Florida | Sports Destination Management

D2 Summit Celebrates All Star Cheer in Florida

May 11, 2022

Varsity Spirit – the global leader in cheerleading, dance team and band apparel, camps and competitions, and a division of Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition – is pleased to announce that The D2 Summit Championship took place on May 6-8, 2022 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort. The D2 Summit Championship, founded by Varsity All Star in 2015, was designed exclusively for small gym divisions in all star cheerleading – defined as having one gym location and 125 athletes or less registered in a gym's cheer program at the time of competition. The goal has been to help small cheer gyms grow their programs and spotlight their accomplishments.

This past weekend, all star cheerleading programs traveled from across the U.S. to compete in a one-of-a-kind competition experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the State Farm Field House, Visa Athletic Center and The AdventHealth Arena – the first ever building designed to host cheer and dance events. The D2 Summit Championship hosted nearly 1,000 teams, over 17,000 athletes, and the championship saw over 25,000 spectators over the course of the weekend.

"With the momentum and success of The Summit Championship and The Dance Summit Championship, Varsity All Star created the D2 Summit Championship to provide this world class experience to smaller sized all star cheerleading gyms," said John Newby, Executive VP and General Manager of Varsity All Star. "We are thrilled about the traditions that have developed as a result the D2 Summit and having created a world stage where athletes and teams can end their season, together, in a prestigious, celebratory, and competitive way."

Full results, including division champions, are available on Varsity TV, a website dedicated to exclusive live coverage and video libraries of Varsity Spirit cheer and dance competitions. Varsity All Star live streamed the event all weekend on Varsity TV, and videos of the routines are available for fans who were otherwise unable to attend. For more information on the D2 Summit Championship, please visit Varsity.com.

About Varsity Spirit
Memphis-based Varsity Spirit, the driving force behind cheerleading's dynamic transformation into the high-energy, athletic activity it is today, is the leading global source for all things spirit, including cheerleading, dance team and performing arts. A division of Varsity Brands, Varsity Spirit is a leader in uniform innovation, as well as educational camps, clinics and competitions, impacting more than a million athletes each year. Focused on safety, entertainment and traditional school leadership, Varsity Spirit's employees have been dedicated to celebrating spirit through its brands since 1974. For more information about Varsity Spirit or Varsity Brands, please visit varsity.com or varsitybrands.com.

About Varsity Brands
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation and celebrates achievement through three unique but interrelated businesses: BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Sport Brand; Varsity Spirit; and Herff Jones, A Varsity Achievement Brand. Together, these entities promote personal, school and community pride through their customizable products and programs to elementary and middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, as well as church organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams and corporations. Through its dedicated employees and independent representatives, Varsity Brands reaches its individual and institutional customers each year through competitions, camps and sales.

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