Buffalo cheerleading program promotes inclusiveness and safety

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Envy Cheer has created a family-like, safe, inclusive program for people of all abilities and skill levels.

March is National Cheerleading Safety Month. Concussions are the most common injury for cheerleaders, according to a report.

The Lackwanna gym has numerous trophies, plaques and banners as proof of talent for all of its teams. The teams range from advanced senior-level cheerleaders to highly competitive and world renowned adaptive cheer teams.

Buffalo Envy was started by three sisters with the goal of making the sport available to people of all ages and abilities. One of the fastest growing programs is the adaptive cheer program which brings together people with different levels of developmental, physical and learning disabilities. The team has competed at the world championships.

Colleen Bugman, a co-owner of Buffalo Envy, says with so many cheerleaders of different skill levels, safety is paramount. Each cheerleader must build up through the program, starting at level one, so each cheerleader has a good understanding of fundamental techniques.

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