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Local cheer group offering free virtual classes

Posted at 10:14 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 01:14:15-04

San Diego (KGTV)- A local competitive cheer group had their season cut short as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is using technology to bring athletes together while they're forced to be a part.

The Pacific Beach Allstars is a local competitive cheer organization that is now located in Sorrento Valley. The group has nearly 80 young athletes.

"We halted our season maybe like 50 percent through. We weren't even done yet competing," says gym owner, Jesse Chavez.

Chavez says its been an adjustment for the athletes who haven't "tumbled" into the gym in weeks.

"Some of them were coming in 4-5 days a week," says Chavez. "They would come in for like 2 1/2 hours at a time. These athletes were super committed to their classes and team practices."

Chavez says he started offering virtual classes as a way for the kids to see their teammates and practice together. In addition to the workouts, Chavez offers lessons about positivity and empowerment. The lessons feature different guest speakers.

Starting this week, PB Allstars will offer free virtual classes for any child who may be interested in cheerleading.