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By ALEXIS POINARD
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GET ready for the ride of your life, cheerleading fans, because CHEER 2016 is back, and we have a brand new partner – Grab, South-East Asia’s leading mobile e-hailing application!

As the CHEER 2016 official transportation partner, Grab will be providing discounted rides to everyone who wants to get in on the cheerleading action at this year’s Finals, which will be taking place this Saturday, 8am to 6pm, at Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya.

Grab has always been supportive of local public events such as sports competitions or concerts, especially since they know just how much of a hassle transport and parking can be at big events.

“Many of our Grabbers (Grab users) are fans of one sport or another,” said Grab Malaysia country manager Jaygan Fu.

“We know that events like CHEER garner a lot of interest, so traffic and parking may be a hassle.

“Therefore, we wanted to provide a transportation option to the public who are keen to attend such events, to be able to get to the events safely, conveniently, comfortably and of course, at an affordable price.”

Fu said Grab shares the same values as the cheerleading community – they both have a drive to succeed and they believe strongly in teamwork. — Handout

Fu said Grab shares the same values as the cheerleading community – they both have a drive to succeed and they believe strongly in teamwork. — Handout

Over the last few years, Grab has gone from a local start-up to a regional transportation giant, a journey which Fu said was driven by the same values he sees among Malaysian cheerleading community.

“As a home-grown start-up, it was normal for us to face tough times,” Fu said. “We managed to get to where we are today through team-work, cooperation, dedication and determination. And also, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our partners.”

According to Fu, CHEER’s collaboration with Grab serves not only to provide a safe and convenient transportation option to the teams’ supporters, but also to encourage more people to support CHEER.

“Cheerleaders go through gruelling training in order to compete, and it would be very encouraging for them to have schools, friends and families there to cheer them on,” he said.

“We hope that through this collaboration, there won’t be any more parking and traffic woes and everybody can have a great, stress-free CHEER.”

Find out how you can get RM10 off your Grab ride at rage.com.my/cheer!

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