The Philadelphia Eagles Cheer Team held its auditions virtually for the first time in its history due to the pandemic. That didn’t prevent 575 candidates from auditioning, which is a record. Candidates represented 23 states in addition to Canada, Japan, and Mexico.
The audition process produced eight new team members including Kyle Kammerle from Glenside. Kammerle is currently a physical therapist and adjunct professor. He earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University and a B.S. degree in biology with a biomedical concentration.
“I find myself processing the reality of this momentous opportunity. I’m thrilled to be a part of this impressive amalgamation of diverse and accomplished individuals, and continue a newfound passion that gives me the most joy in life – dancing! More importantly though, I cannot wait to utilize this platform as a part of a respected and beloved organization to make a difference in the local, national, and global communities the Eagles have the pleasure of interacting with,” Kammerle said.
“It is my hope that I can serve as a constructive representative that seeks to inspire fans, viewers, and community members alike. I want to show the versatility of cheerleaders in that we don’t simply exist as performers, but rather in a more intriguing area of gray as doctors, educators, and societal-partners who love serving those around them.”
Last year the team added its first male cheerleader in 30 years.
You can learn about all the new members here.
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