The Ben-Gals will hold tryouts in April at PBS. On April 11th, at a cost of $35, there will be a clinic to familiarize participants with the tryout process. Participants must be 21 and be employed or a full-time student. There are two practices a week from June - December and three during the pre-season. Pay is $80.00 a game and outside paid appearances are possible. Team members will be expected to perform at a minimum of 10 outside charity functions supported by the Benals.
The registration materials put emphasis on the following quotes,
" Glamour is important and will contribute towards your score. Full complete hair style and make up is HIGHLY recommended."
"Flexibility and a good attitude is a Must!!"
$80 a week? NFL cheerleaders need to unionize and get a CBA. These hard-working ladies are seriously underpaid. Just think of all those sideline shots on tv as they go into commercials...all the jumbo-tron shots...the late-season cold games...and all the times the Bengals are going 3 and out, Kyle Larson is coming into to kick a 30-yard punt, you are bored and have the binoculars...I know you sneak a look -- everybody does it. I have even caught my sons sneaking a peak. The bottom line is that sometimes the Ben-Gals are the only smiling faces in the whole stadium and that, in and of itself, is worth a lot more than $80 a game.