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Edgewood Eagles Cheerleaders Sweep Regionals, Heading to Disney

The girls made history this past weekend and now need the community's help to raise enough money to fly to Florida and compete in the Pop Warner National Cheerleading Competition early next month.

The girls of Edgewood Eagles Cheerleading made history this past weekend.

On Saturday, the swept the Regional Championships and all four teams placed, which gives them all an opportunity to compete at the Pop Warner National Cheerleading Competition held in Disney World in early December.

This is the first time in Rhode Island History that a Pop Warner Association has sent all four cheerleading levels; as well as, in the past decade at the regional level.  Cheer Coordinator and Varsity Coach, Lori Scichilone, states “it was an amazing day… the girls and coaching staff worked so hard for this and it paid off, I couldn’t be prouder.”  

All four teams, consisting of Jr. Pee Wee (ages 8-10), Pee Wee (ages 10-12), Jr. Midget (ages 11-13 and Midget (ages 12-15) placed at the competition. Three of the teams captured the New England Regional Championship and one the runner up.  With each of these placements, they are now allowed to compete at the National level.  

Their hard work paid off, but now they face the challenge of raising thousands of dollars to pay for their trip to compete in Florida. Eighty-one girls need to afford their ticket to the competition.

To help close the financial gap, the girls are looking for sponsors and donations as well as canning and selling calendars. 

"Every bit helps," Scichilone.

If you are interested in helping the girls out, please go to their website EdgewoodEagles.org where a Pay Pal account has been set up.  

Cranstonparent December 05, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Great job, girls!
Ronald A. Barraza December 05, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I will be at the airport with a banner for those coming TODAY!!!!!! @ 10:30pm ish!!!!!! Please notify family and friends to greet our National Champions!!! At T.F. Green airport!!!!! Call the News Stations, Radio , Univision and Telemundo!!!! tell everyone!!! The Eagles are Coming, The Eagles are Coming!!!!!!!! did you hear, The Edgewood Eagles Jr Pee Wee Cheerleading are Coming!!!!!!! Our National Champions are coming Home!!!!!!!! Tonight T.F. Green airport (southwest airlines) 10:35pm http://www.popwarnersb.com/12superbowl/Junior%20Pee%20Wee%20-%20Web%20Results.pdf http://www.popwarnersb.com/12superbowl/Monday%20AM%20Cheer%20(Courtesy%20of%20Gerardo%20Mora)/target49.html http://www.popwarnersb.com/12superbowl/Monday%20AM%20Cheer%20(Courtesy%20of%20Gerardo%20Mora)/target48.html
Dawn Sasa December 05, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Congratulations to my daughter Hannah and all of our Girls for an amazing performance at Disney! Our girls should be so proud!!! The Jr. Pee Wee team is the first team in history to bring the National title home to New England. Way to go! Speaking for myself and all of the parents this has been an amazing experience from start to finish for our girls and one they will certainly never forget. A "BIG" thank you to all of our coaches and all of the volunteers that put in countless hours to turn our girls into champs!
Joey Tiberi April 28, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Congratulations Ciara and the another girls we are Edgewood we are the champs love you guys soooooooooooooooooooooooo much we are proud parents
Joey Tiberi April 28, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Thanks aunty

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