When it comes to their kids, parents will do just about anything to make them happy. They learn what they like doing and even fight for them, even if it’s not necessary. What a group of New Jersey dads did takes that love to a completely new level.
The Linden-Boro Chargers cheerleading team competed at Timber Creek Regional High School in Sicklerville, New Jersey. All of that sounds normal. However, the cheer dads — now known as the Daddy Bolts — spiced the entire event up with their own routine.
“I never expected it to be this much fun,” cheer dad Jason Shafer told WCAU.
Cartwheels. Backflips. Dance moves. Stunts. Lifts. You name it. These Daddy Bolts brought the house down with their trending cheer routine and went viral before the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak.
New Jersey Cheerleading Dads Routine
The New Jersey cheer dads were a smash hit with their cheerleading routine, but this wasn’t something that just naturally happened overnight. They practiced for 90 minutes for six weeks to get it down, according to WPVI. It was totally a #GirlDad thing to do, and they nailed it.
The group of dads in Lindenwold also gained some perspective for their cheerleader daughters, too.
“I definitely have a new profound respect for my daughters with practicing and going out onto the mat and doing this,” Shafer said. “[The girls] are doing incredible things out here.”
“You can’t say ‘no’ because it’s for the kids,” cheer dad Amit Darji added. “You want to empower the girls.”
Give some credit to coach Rachel Amato. The cheer dads absolutely bought in, and she helped them achieve greatness with an impressive routine at the cheer competition.
The Daddy Bolts aren’t going anywhere, either.
“We’re getting ready for next year,” cheer dad Darnell Rippey said. “We’ve got bigger and better things coming.”
This post was originally published on March 6, 2020.