Glenside resident earns a spot on Philadephia Eagles Cheer Team

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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