(Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio)
WOBURN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A group of Woburn Pop Warner cheerleaders, from a Woburn elementary school, were told they had earned a spot to compete in a national competition at Disney World. Then, that spot was revoked after the judges realized they had made a mistake.
Now, that story has changed.
The 19 cheerleaders were beyond excited to learn Pop Warner Cheerleading had agreed to send them to the national competitions, like the regional judge had promised.
When the decision was first revoked, many parents had already spent money on nonrefundable tickets.
The National Pop Warner organization responded to reporter requests and said they apologized for the mistake and that the team is welcome to compete.
Megan Russo, the chair coordinator in Woburn, said the team learned something more than just cheerleading.
“[They learned] to fight what you believe for, believe in. And always band together with the people that you love,” Russo said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports