The NFL dance troupe received the Distinguished Service Medal at the 95th National Convention in Houston. National Commander James E. Koutz praised the Cheerleaders’ dedication to community service and support for the U.S. military.
“Since 1979 the Cheerleaders have made 75 USO tours to more than 200 locations worldwide and have conducted cheerleading classes for the children of military families,” Koutz said. “When not performing at football games or traveling overseas, they spend time supporting charities and visiting hospitals, including many VA facilities. They have also given their support to the Salvation Army, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Association for Hearing Impaired Children, the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, the Make a Wish Foundation, nursing homes and children’s homes.”
Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Anderson, DCC Director Kelli Finglass and several Cheerleaders were on hand to accept the award.