VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Pop Warner Midget Cheer Squad is advancing to the 2013 Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championship in Orlando, Florida.
The team will take the stage on Dec. 13 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.
For the second year in a row, the Valparaiso Vikings will represent the Mid-America Region in National Competition.
“We hope to bring home one more first place victory this year,” head coach Lori Staack said. “It is amazing how good we are with only seven team members. These kids have dedicated long hours to perfecting this routine. I am so proud of their accomplishments and to me each cheerleader on our team is already a champion."
To help defray travel expenses for the girls, a pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Valparaiso Moose Lodge, 108 Indiana Ave.
The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Staack at (219) 242-5047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. The event will feature a silent auction with prizes.