Sun City Arizona is an off-beat little community with a population of over 37,000 retired residents, all spending their joyful sunset years in an idyllic environment. This American purpose-built retirement community has one especially exotic feature – the town’s actively performing cheerleading squad, the ‘Sun City Poms,’ which consists of members not younger than 55 years of age.
The cheerleaders formed the group in 1979 and are constantly recruiting new members that have relatively good physical form, dancing skills and high energy. Photographer Todd Antony was more than happy to find this group of beautiful and young-at-heart women who had no problems posing for a few wonderfully inspiring photos.
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Reflecting on his experience Anthony said, “While I was there I couldn’t help but think that with the American obsession for child beauty pageants, you have one age group of society trying to grow up way too fast, while at the other end of the age scale another group strives to hold back the years in the same way. And does a pretty damn good job of it really…”