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Laker Girls Blog 04/23/12 - Shashana

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Hi Lakers Fans!

My name is Shashana and this is my first year as a Los Angeles Laker Girl. It is an honor to be a part of such an amazing organization and have the opportunity to dance for a prestigious, championship basketball team like the L.A. Lakers! It has always been a dream of mine to be a Laker Girl, ever since I was a little girl. When I was younger, I loved coming to games to cheer on the Lakers......and now that I am older, I am doing that - but, actually out on the court!! It’s incredible. I enjoy cheering on the team and pumping up the crowd!

Although I enjoy every aspect of being a Laker Girl, one of my favorite things to do is go out into the community and interact with all of our Lakers fans! It warms my heart knowing that what we (the Laker Girls) do puts a smile on peoples’ faces. It's nice to have real conversations with our fans and hear the enthusiasm in their voices, for our Lakers team! I have had so many great experiences: from visiting senior citizens homes and serving Thanksgiving dinners with Lakers Team Up, to cleaning up the beach with Heal the Bay. Every experience has been one to remember and cherish. Recently, I visited a Senior Rehabilitation Center, and I must admit that I feel my life truly changed with that experience/visitation.

This season, not only did we cheer for the Lakers, but we got to cheer on our fellow D-Fenders! The Lakers D-league team. They have had an amazing season. In fact, they just clenched the 2nd round of their play-offs this past Saturday, and are now on their way to the Finals! I encourage all of our Lakers fans to come and support the D-Fenders. Their games are played at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo (in the Lakers practice facility). Come out and help us cheer them on to a Championship!

As you all may have read in some of my teammates earlier blogs, the Laker Girls visited local Carl's Jr. restaurants during the months of March and April. It was called "Carl’s Jr. lunch with the Laker Girls" tour. It was so much fun to see all of our fans come out and support us in their awesome Lakers gear/clothing! Thank you so much to all of our fans who were able to come have lunch with us!

I truly cannot believe how quickly this Lakers season has gone by! It has been a most incredible experience for me. As I mentioned before, I get to cheer on my favorite team, participate in so many community events and visit with our fans – it has been great! With the regular season coming to an end and the playoffs coming up we need our loyal fans more than ever! So c'mon your favorite Lakers gear and cheer really loud whether you are at the games or watching it on television! Okay?!

Stay loud and proud, make sure you cheer on our Lakers team throughout the NBA playoffs!!! What an exciting time of year!


- Shashana

Read more about Shashana on her Laker Girls Profile page.