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NFL Stars of Tomorrow and Top Cheer & Dance Teams Battle at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Faron Kelley

by , Vice President of Sports, ESPN Wide World of Sports & Water Parks at Walt Disney World Resort

Last week, hundreds of the country’s top football, cheer and dance teams called ESPN Wide World of Sports home during the 59th Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer & Dance Championships.


Teams from Missouri, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania won national titles in various age divisions. But all told, thousands of players, dancers and cheerleaders descended on Walt Disney World Resort for an unforgettable sports experience of a lifetime, including a private party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the week of competition.


And how’s this for national spotlight: SportsCenter was broadcasting live from ESPN Wide World of Sports on Friday, December 11. NFL analyst Herm Edwards joined hosts Chris McKendry and Jay Crawford to discuss the biggest headlines in sports amidst the Division II Pee Wee Championship Game.


More than 70 percent of today’s NFL players went through Pop Warner Little Scholars. And some of them culminated their youth careers hoisting the championship trophy at our house, just as many athletes did last weekend.

What will these kids do next?