Pelicans Cheer Team honored at City Hall

Squad has performed over 150 hours of community service

The Pelicans Cheer Team was honored at Myrtle Beach City Hall for their dedication to service in the Grand Strand. (Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Myrtle Beach Pelicans | March 3, 2017 2:03 PM ET

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 3, 2017) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans' Cheer Team was honored on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Myrtle Beach City Hall for their exceptional commitment to community service throughout the Grand Strand. The group has completed more than 150 hours of community service since they were formed in the middle of the 2016 season.

"It's really cool to see how much this group has grown in so little time," said Pelicans Cheer Team representative Ryan Cannella. "Their commitment to the community exemplifies what the Pelicans are all about, and I'm proud to see these young athletes recognized for all the good they've brought the Grand Strand."

A group of 16 athletes, the Cheer Team was created not only to support the Pelicans at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, but also to provide a platform that gets youth involved in helping the Grand Strand community. In 2016, the squad volunteered at Help 4 Kids/Backpack Buddies, BBQ on the Beach Toys for Tots, CCU Baseball Welcome Home, Lillypalooza, Cookies for Cops, the American Heart Association Heart Walk, the Surf Dreams Foundation Chicken Bog Challenge, RE/MAX Teambuilding, Fun Warehouse Trunk or Treat, the Broadway at the Beach Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting.

Highlighting their 2016 community service was the BBQ on the Beach Toys for Tots event. The Cheer Team worked weeks in advance on promotions and donations to secure a full trailer of toys for local children.

The team will be performing June 3rd, July 13th, August 3rd and 12th at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark both pre and postgame before fireworks.

Registration for the 2017 squad is open to anyone interested in joining. Complete registration details will be released at a later date.

The 2017 season will be the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail, or visit

ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in each of the last six seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last six years and the best in the Carolina League for six straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the two-time defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2015 and 2016 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made ten postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season and second half of 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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