JOPLIN, MO.--- You can now show your lion pride the next time you visit the Joplin Northpark Mall. Missouri Southern State University has a new kiosk setup in front of J.C. Penney. The store is an extension of the university bookstore and is called the Spirit Squad. It sells t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other university branded merchandise. The store will be staffed by MSSU cheerleaders. The money raised from the store will help them go to a competition in April. They need to raise $10,000 and they are halfway there.
"Get's Missouri Southern out there. Helps promote, get everyone wearing a t-shirt and to come off that big win last week," said Arlisa Arwood, MSSU Senior.
The store will be inside the mall until the end of the year. Organizers are considering keeping the store open long term if it is popular with shoppers.
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