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[Big Lake, MN 7/27/2021] – [Minnesota Jets] is proud to announce that their season is officially underway, starting with a Skills Camp and Open House hosted at Independence Elementary in Big Lake on July 30th, and practices officially starting August 4th, 2022.

"Cheerleading has become an integral part of the Big Lake community. From volunteer work to supporting various community events, where there is something happening, often a bow would be close by. Competition Cheerleading through the Minnesota Jets will continue this tradition of leadership, philanthropy and interpersonal development for all youth involved.”

says Annette Balken, Board President, Minnesota Jets

About Minnesota Jets The Minnesota Jets is a youth association (Nonprofit Organization) whose mission is to create opportunities to offer cheerleading, cheerleading events, cheerleading teams and awareness/advocacy for cheerleading throughout Central Minnesota. Based in Big Lake, MN with practices, camps and events being hosted in Monticello and at Big Lake and Monticello Schools, Minnesota Jets hopes to promote a sense of community, achievement, and promote positive self esteem for all involved. These goals will be accomplished through opportunities for students age 18 and younger, by providing access to equipment, facilities and training that exceed expectations, and fosters an atmosphere where integrity, inclusiveness, accountability and respect is valued.

“We are excited to again host positive opportunities for competition cheerleading, where cheerleaders can learn proper techniques from seasoned coaches, in a program championed by safety and individual needs” said Derek Nelson, one of many coaches working with the Minnesota Jets this season “These incredible athletes will spend time focused on building engagement in their communities, learning life lessons and building skills through team bonding and hard work that will last a lifetime. I am thrilled to see the Minnesota Jets continue the legacy and success that started when competition cheerleading was offered in the Big Lake schools. I am looking forward to seeing the Jets Fly High this season!”

Help Is Needed As a new organization, there are a number of ways to support the Minnesota Jets! If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please email The association will also be holding fundraisers at Culvers, doing bagging at Cub Foods, holding Pancake Breakfasts and Silent Auctions, working in the community with various organizations, and the list continues. Follow the Minnesota Jets on Facebook at to stay up to date with all of the upcoming events! You can also visit our website at

Registration Is Open Now! Any 6-18 year old student is invited to join the Minnesota Jets! This is the year to learn Stunts, Cheer, Dance, Tumbling and more! A 2min 30sec routine will be learned and performed at competitions throughout the State of Minnesota. Opportunities can be earned to compete in other States and possibly at a National level as well! For more information, please email


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