My name is Samantha and I am 16 years old. I have been cheerleading for 9 years and before that I was a gymnast. I have been to Worlds and the Summit. I have one more year left of cheerleading before I "age out" (get too old!) and my dream is to get on a college team. Cheerleading is my life. It keeps me busy and keeps me fit. I have made lots of friends. During the competition season we travel to Atlanta, New Orleands, sometimes Dallas, Daytona and Orlando. It is so much fun, I cant imagine my life without it. It is not a cheap sport. My mom is a single mom and my dad has been in prison for a white collar crime for a year and a half so she is getting no child support. She owes $3,000 in past fees, and they let me continue cheering as I was already part of the team. That season just ended and a new one is beginning. Tryouts are this saturday. When my mom told me she couldnt afford to pay for cheer anymore, i got a job at Walgreens part time, just to pay for my monthly fees. However, while i was able to pay the monthly fee, it didnt pay any of the arrears. Now they are saying that I cant go back unless I pay at least some of the arrears. I understand it is a business for them, but i have tried to do whatever i can to keep my cheerleading. Please help me raise the arrears so I can continue the sport that I love so much!