Number of years on the team
Council Bluffs, Iowa
The University of Iowa- Go Hawks!
Goals in life
I want to look back on my life and be able to say whole-heartedly, “I did everything I wanted to do, I lived up to my full potential, I loved without conditions, and I helped people.” I never want to take a day for granted, or lose the feeling of how precious life can be. I want to be present, and always cherish my friendships, relationships, and experiences.
Person you admire & why
My older sisters. I cannot pick just one of them, because they are equally amazing, strong, and resilient individually. They always give me great advice, and whenever we are together, we laugh about everything and nothing. They are both incredibly selfless. I hope one day when I’m a wife and a mother, I can be just like them in every way. Love you, Liz and Katie!
Favorite kind of Food
I will just go ahead and say brunch in general. Coffee, eggs, breakfast potatoes, pancakes. Need I say more?
Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
Ireland. I am 100% Irish on both sides of my family!
Favorite Charity & why
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is near and dear to my heart. My sweet little nephew Miles was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy a few years ago, and presently, there is no cure. Our family has adopted this cause to do all we can to raise awareness for muscle diseases of all kinds to help Miles, and those like him.
Why did you decide to audition to be a CC?
Beyond being amazing performers, the Chiefs Cheerleaders are women of character and both of those qualities drew me to auditions in the first place. It warms my heart to know that I am part of something so incredibly special. I feel so proud and so honored to represent Chiefs Kingdom as a Chiefs Cheerleader for a third season.
Favorite CC Appearance to date
Visiting Whiteman Air Force Base on Day 3 of the 2016 NFL Draft was pretty incredible. One of my favorite parts of being a Chiefs Cheerleader is having the opportunity to give back our military families, and spending the entire day at Whiteman was absolutely wonderful. A sweet little girl had made small little cards for all of the cheerleaders that said “You are amazing! Love, Abby” and gave them to us before we left. I will never forget that.
Advice to anyone that wants to audition in the future to be a CC
Before you audition, you need to ask yourself one question: Is there any reason why I would not try? If you do not try, you’ll never know what was to be. For me, my dreams far outweighed my fear. I was able to conquer the fear by thinking of the alternative- What if this is my year and I miss it? Don’t miss it. Don’t miss your turn. Warm hugs and smiles will be waiting for you at auditions, and being selected as a Chiefs Cheerleader will be the best experience of your life.