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Mount Vernon cheerleaders to compete in AYF National Cheer Championships

The Mount Vernon United Cheer and Dance Team will compete for the first time at the AYF National Cheer Championships in Orlando, Florida.

News 12 Staff

Dec 6, 2021, 12:17 PM

Updated 924 days ago

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In just a few days, the Mount Vernon United Cheer and Dance Team will compete for the first time at the AYF National Cheer Championships in Orlando, Florida.
The 30 girls are between 6 and 18 and are mostly from Mount Vernon and Yonkers.
Getting to this point wasn't easy. It took hard work - in and out of the gym. “The community we live in, there's a challenge every day. Walking to school, coming from school, living their every life, gun violence. We want them to be not a product of their society, but more than their society,” says Enjoli Pennemon, a parent and coach:
The team is leaving on Thursday and set up a GoFundMe to raise the last $3,000 needed for their trip.
As of this morning, they have more than doubled that amount in donations.



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