New Milford is well represented this week at the national youth cheerleading competition in Orlando, Fl.
The New Milford Bulls' Pop Warner Junior Midget cheerleaders and the first-year New Milford Saints cheerleaders both are to vie Dec. 6-8 for national honors at Disney World.
The Bulls' Junior Midget cheerleaders won their division of the New England regional cheer championships.
"All season long, the girls have had a motto "One Team, One Dream," said Pop Warner cheerleading commissioner Mindi Sarko, "highlighting how important teamwork is for them to reach their goals."
"Now for them to have their dream come true they need the community's help," she said. "The travel costs to participate in the championships are quite high and we are asking our friends and neighbors to help these girls reach for their dream."
The Bulls' organization faredd well in the New England regionals as both the Junior Pee Wee Green and Junior Pee Wee White cheerleading squads competed for their respective championships.
For more information or to make a donation, call Ms. Sarko at 860-210-1536, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check the Bulls' website at www.eteamz.com/newmilfordbulls1/.
The Saints cheerleaders also won their division of the New England regionals following success Oct. 20 as district champions in New Milford and Nov. 10 in the state competition in Shelton.
The Saints are in the first year as an organization," said cheerleader father Doug Skelly, "and we couldn't be more proud of them."
The Saints' team is coached by Kirsten Daab, Gail Dawson, Sydney Altieri and Danielle Bissonette and comprises Johssa Daniels, Amelia Define, Kimberly Hernandez, Lindsay Kessman, Kayla Green, Samantha Primavera, Jordyn Daab, Christiana Blank, Emily Dawson, Catherine Peek, Ali Primavera, Brittney Ek and Jeanette Byron.
For more information about the Saints or to make a donation, visit www.newmilfordsaints.com.
Ms. Sarko said it well for the members of both cheerleading squads:
"Opportunities like this are few and far between in today's youth," she said, "but with the community's help the girls will have the opportunity to achieve their goal and to have an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives."