C.F. Panther cheerleaders heading to nationals
The Central Falls Panthers 15-and-under cheerleading squad captured the state and regional championships, earning a trip to the AYF nationals in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 7. (BUTCH ADAMS photo)
GOING SOUTH -- The Central Falls Panthersâ€™ 15-and-under cheerleading squad is heading to Orlando, Fla. for the national championship competition that will be held from Dec. 7-15. The squad just completed a championship season that saw them win the 2011 Blackstone Valley Cheer Championship for its age group, followed by the 2011 American Youth Football New England Regional championship. Team members include, front row, left to right: Amber Shaw and Yesenia Morales. Kneeling, left to right: Isabel Hernandez, Alyssa Agosto, Janderie Santiago, Cassandra Greco, Tyreaha Tavares. Standing, left to right: Yuvie Diaz, Danya Lopez, Rishelly Colon, Jaykenia Garcia, Cheyenne Baker, Alexis DaSilva, Paula Rodrigues. Not pictured are coaches Nichole Tager, Ashley Ventura, Marysia Torres and Sarah Dyson. The Panthersâ€™ Cheerleading Squad is seeking to raise $5,000 in donations to help defray expenses for their trip to Florida and their quest for a national championship. Donations can be mailed to the C.F. Panthers, 15 And Under Cheerleaders, P.O. Box 6141, Central Falls, 02863. For more information about the Panthers, go to the squadâ€™s website: centralfallspanthers.net, as well as a Facebook page titled Central Falls Panthers.
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