Edgewood Terrace's Beacon House Falcons have advanced to the Pop Warner Super Bowl and will play the Tustin Black Cobras for the Pee Wee Championship this Saturday at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Check out the brackets - the Falcons haven't given up a point yet!
Our thanks to Fannie Mae and NBC4 for sponsoring the trip the team couldn't have otherwise afforded:
Thanks to donations from News4 and a grant from Fannie Mae, the Falcons will be able to go to Orlando.
Fannie Mae awarded a $100,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington to send the Falcons to compete in the pee wee division. The grant also allows 2006 midget division champs, the Marshall Heights Bison, to defend their title.
Last year, the Fannie Mae Foundation donated $30,000 so Marshall Heights could make the trip.
We should be extremely proud of our teams...not only for making it to the National Championships, but also considering that Pop Warner is the only youth sports organization with an academic requirement.
You can watch video of the Falcons here.