Clerk Dorothy Brown Participates in Back-to-School Celebration with CHI-TOWN Cheerleaders, KOG Warriors and Daughters of Destiny at the 83rd Bud Billiken Day Parade
- Monday, August 6, 2012
The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, is ready to celebrate back-to-school at the 83rd Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade along with her marchers and decorative float, accompanied by the Chi-Town Cheerleaders, KOG Warriors and the Daughters of Destiny, Saturday, August 11, 2012 9:00 am at 39th & King Drive to 55th & King Drive-Washington Park--- Float Position: # 38
“Over the past 83 years, the Bud Billiken Parade has become a back-to-school observance that stresses the importance of education,” said Clerk Brown. “I applaud Chicago Defender Charities for creating this time honored tradition that inspires community spirit focused on our youth.”
For over 19 years, the CHI-TOWN Cheerleaders have been flipping, dancing and cheering in the Chicagoland area plus several other states, such as Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, and Minnesota. Categorized into three teams: Doves (level 1); Divas (level 3) and Showstoppers (level 5), their ages range from 5 to 17. The team is mostly comprised of Chicago Public School students.
CHI-TOWN has developed a cooperative program with the Chicago Public Schools and Park District to facilitate a successful fitness and athletic program for youth
The KOG (Keepers of the Gate) Warriors and Daughters of Destiny are two groups of energetic and motivated young men and women from King of Glory Tabernacle COGIC, whose mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of youth within an environment that promotes the performing arts, character development, mentorship and academic support. These youth groups have taken Chicagoland by storm with their electrifying and energetic testimonies and drill routines.
Inspired to use their lives to make a difference changing the community one youth at a time, the KOG Warriors and Daughters of Destiny are a glowing example of young people who are overcoming peer pressures through moral support, encouragement, guidance, direction, and a positive environment.
The Bud Billiken Parade, created by the Chicago Defender’s founder Robert S. Abbott, on August 11, 1929, is the largest African-American parade in the United States.