The Amity Pop Warner Pee Wee Cheerleaders have been practicing hard since August 1st and their hard work paid off when they came in First Place on November 15th at the New England Region Pop Warner Cheer and Dance Championship in the Pee Wee M1 category. The Pee Wee team is composed of 20 girls, aged 9-12, from Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge. During August they practice 4 or 5 nights a week and once school starts they practice three times a week and cheer at Pop Warner football games on Sunday. Their quest to go to the National Championships began in October when they competed at-and won-the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Championships. This allowed them to compete at the Regional Championships where again they came in first. The final stop on the road is the National Championships. They will be competing on December 9th at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando along with 400+ other cheer teams. Amity Pop Warner last won a National Trophy in 2010 and they are hoping to bring another trophy back home this year! Pop Warner emphasizes scholastic achievement and the girls must maintain a good academic record to be allowed to participate in the program. But, even though they are busy with school work and practice, they are spending a lot of time fundraising. Keep an eye out for these athletes as they will be out and about, holding bake sales and shaking the can at various locations or visit http://www.gofundme.com/fk2a40 and make a donation today.