The Hacienda Heights Thunderbolts cheer team has a lot to cheer about. This amazing group of girls started a few years ago with only five team members.
Since then, the squad has grown to 15 members 10 to 15 years of age. They combine stunts and movement with fun music under coach Ryn Harrison.
The Thunderbolts want to go to the national competition in Virginia Beach on July 27. There they hope to win the top spot.
The squad will hold a fundraiser on Thursday, April 11, at the Pizza Co. at 15239 Gale Ave. They will also hold a car wash on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on South Hacienda Boulevard.
The Thunderbolts are selling raffle tickets for $5 each to win a iPad mini. Supporters can buy tickets during practice at Steinmetz Park from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays. All donations will help this team go to nationals.