Inside Stitch

The official Vera Bradley blog

That’s the spirit!

Every year, Vera Bradley partners with The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to welcome the COA Ultimate National Championship Cheer and Dance Competition. On April 21 – 24, hundreds of cheerleaders filed in from around the country to compete and dazzle with their best routines and, as has become tradition, to check out the latest Vera Bradley colors and styles in the Marketplace gift shop on break.

During the event, we invited participants and spectators to compete on a Nintendo Wii to enter for a chance to win a Large Duffel and Luggage Tag in Viva la Vera. (The field of players was fierce!) Also, new this year, we asked the ladies to strike a pose in front of the Vera Bradley welcome banner and email us their photos to enter for a Get Carried Away Tote prize package. We had over 350 entries, and selected four adorable winners from a pool of cheerleaders, cheer moms, cheer dads and even one little boy who wanted to win a bag for his Mom for Mothers Day.

We would like to congratulate all of the teams and their families!

The winners

Lisa Nachreiner – Sioux Falls, SD
Large Duffel and Luggage Tag in Viva la Vera

Kacey Janssen – Jupiter, FL
Get Carried Away Tote gift set in Viva la Vera

Paula Davis – Royal Palm Beach, FL
Get Carried Away Tote in Deco Daisy

Ashlynn Johnston – Wellington, FL
Get Carried Away Tote in Watercolor

Lisa Blair – Sioux Falls, SD
Get Carried Away Tote in English Meadow


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