Cheerleader Biography

Candace

Biography

Candace

Number of years on the team
Rookie Year

Hometown
St. Louis, MO

College
UNDERGRAD: Texas Christian University (TCU), Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis University (Phd)

Occupation
First Lieutenant (1stLt) United States Marine Corps.

Goals in life
To be a skilled attorney, outstanding Marine, supportive wife, loving daughter, and true friend. And to make a positive difference in as many lives as possible!

Your personal motto / words to live by
“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

Favorite charity and why?
Special Olympics Missouri transforms lives through the joy of sport! I love this organization because it supports, empowers, and values the most vulnerable among us. One of my all-time favorite volunteer experiences was co-teaching the first-ever “Special Olympics Missouri: Cheerleading Clinic” in 2015. By focusing on inclusion and activity, we make the world brighter for everyone!

Favorite cheer appearance to date
. Draft Day #3 at Whiteman Air Force Base on April 29, 2017. As a military officer and a Chiefs Cheerleader, it’s a very special experience to visit military bases and support American troops in my NFL capacity. I was honored to meet the WAFB leadership and spend time with the Airmen and their families. Kids helped us make awesome “thank you” cards for deployed soldiers and Marines. Airmen got to announce the Chiefs Day 3 Draft picks on live TV. My husband (a Marine Infantry Officer and huge Chiefs fan) flew home to see me perform. He left for a 12-month tour overseas a few weeks later. Since he’ll miss football season, it was amazing to see his face in the hangar crowd while we danced in between an A-10 Thunderbolt II and a T-38 Talon Supersonic Jet Trainer!

Best workshop or audition moment
On the last day of auditions, finalists get fitted and photographed in an authentic CC game-day uniform. When I couldn’t find earrings for my shoot, a vet loaned me her official CC studs and said “hopefully they bring you luck!” When I returned them, she told me to “Keep them! As something to remember this experience.” Then she added, “I have a feeling you might need them soon.” Her sweet words and kind gesture meant so much. Three days later, I wore them when the Chiefs revealed the CC 2017 roster… And they were lucky! I made the team and that veteran (CC Anna J.) is now my Captain. It was meant to be.

Candace

Number of years on the team
Rookie Year

Hometown
St. Louis, MO

College
UNDERGRAD: Texas Christian University (TCU), Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis University (Phd)

Occupation
First Lieutenant (1stLt) United States Marine Corps.

Goals in life
To be a skilled attorney, outstanding Marine, supportive wife, loving daughter, and true friend. And to make a positive difference in as many lives as possible!

Your personal motto / words to live by
“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

Favorite charity and why?
Special Olympics Missouri transforms lives through the joy of sport! I love this organization because it supports, empowers, and values the most vulnerable among us. One of my all-time favorite volunteer experiences was co-teaching the first-ever “Special Olympics Missouri: Cheerleading Clinic” in 2015. By focusing on inclusion and activity, we make the world brighter for everyone!

Favorite cheer appearance to date
. Draft Day #3 at Whiteman Air Force Base on April 29, 2017. As a military officer and a Chiefs Cheerleader, it’s a very special experience to visit military bases and support American troops in my NFL capacity. I was honored to meet the WAFB leadership and spend time with the Airmen and their families. Kids helped us make awesome “thank you” cards for deployed soldiers and Marines. Airmen got to announce the Chiefs Day 3 Draft picks on live TV. My husband (a Marine Infantry Officer and huge Chiefs fan) flew home to see me perform. He left for a 12-month tour overseas a few weeks later. Since he’ll miss football season, it was amazing to see his face in the hangar crowd while we danced in between an A-10 Thunderbolt II and a T-38 Talon Supersonic Jet Trainer!

Best workshop or audition moment
On the last day of auditions, finalists get fitted and photographed in an authentic CC game-day uniform. When I couldn’t find earrings for my shoot, a vet loaned me her official CC studs and said “hopefully they bring you luck!” When I returned them, she told me to “Keep them! As something to remember this experience.” Then she added, “I have a feeling you might need them soon.” Her sweet words and kind gesture meant so much. Three days later, I wore them when the Chiefs revealed the CC 2017 roster… And they were lucky! I made the team and that veteran (CC Anna J.) is now my Captain. It was meant to be.