The cheer squad rooting for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League at every home game in Charlotte, N.C., stays raring to visit Myrtle Beach every summer as well.
The TopCats will return to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach for their second annual “Meet-and-Greet Block Party,” 6-8 p.m. Saturday, in front of Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa, 3050 Howard Ave., at Nevers Street. Dolce Lusso also has welcomed the cheerleaders for several annual summer cheer clinics through 2012, across the street at Valor Memorial Garden, giving local youth the chance to learn some basics in building a routine, then dance and wave pompoms with the TopCats.
Richelle Williams, the team’s cheerleader manager/choreographer, relayed to members of the TopCats several questions about their profession and football fan interaction. She rounded up replies from six women, one-quarter of the squad: Whitney Bailey, Katie DeFrancisci, Madelyn Hoover, Brandice McDowell, Ashley Wik and Lindsey Yoder.