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Aug, 2021

Pop Warner, FCS Announce Details of 2021 National Cheer & Dance Championship Experience

ORLANDO (August 16, 2021) – Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s oldest and most prominent youth football, cheer and dance organization, which earlier this year announced a multi-year deal with Florida Citrus Sports (FCS) to make Universal Orlando Resort the new home of its historic Pop Warner Super Bowl, today released details of an enhanced experience for its National Cheer & Dance Championship week beginning in December 2021.

The Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer & Dance Championships combine to draw 10,000 Pop Warner student-athletes and their families to Orlando from around the country and internationally each year.

Under the new agreement, Pop Warner’s cheer and dance athletes will compete at one of the nation’s premier event destinations, Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), and experience world-class attractions as part of Universal Orlando’s award-winning theme parks and destination-wide amenities.

Pop Warner and FCS are building off of last year’s provisional event at OCCC and Universal Orlando, adding next-level experiences like meet-and-greets with beloved Universal characters, Universal-themed décor, music and more. Other enhancements to National Cheer & Dance Championship week include:

  • New Lodging & Entertainment: Hotel accommodations at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites and the Dockside Inn and Suites, as well as expanded entertainment options, such as accessing the theme parks prior to park opening with Early Park Admission.
  • Premier Attractions: Admission to all three Universal Orlando theme parks, including Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Volcano Bay and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for five years in a row by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice – and home to some of the most thrilling and extreme coasters ever created.
  • Exclusive Party: Private, after-hours event inside Universal Studios Florida theme park exclusively for Pop Warner athletes and their families.

“We are very excited to bring our National Cheer & Dance Championship week to the next level with Universal Orlando, and can’t wait for all our athletes and their families to experience this incredible event,” said Lisa Moroski, Pop Warner’s National Cheer & Dance Commissioner. “Florida Citrus Sports is dedicated to ensuring our athletes compete and celebrate at the highest level, and we are thrilled to be working with them.”

"Our team is committed to delivering the type of first-class experience participants and their families have come to expect from the Pop Warner Cheer & Dance National Championships over the years," Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan said. "We're delighted to be working with our partners at Universal Orlando Resort to bring Pop Warner's incredible vision to life, and we can't wait for this year's festivities to kick off at the spectacular Orange County Convention Center in December."

About Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Pop Warner Little Scholars is the nation’s oldest youth football, cheerleading and dance organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation. Pop Warner participants enjoy the opportunity to learn and compete in their sports in an atmosphere that emphasizes fun, safety, academics and character. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit or follow Pop Warner on Twitter @Pop_Warner, Facebook @PopWarnerLittleScholars, Instagram @popwarnerlittlescholars and Snapchat @popwarner1929.

About Universal Orlando Resort        
When you’re ready to Let Yourself Woah, the place to go is Universal Orlando Resort.

For more than 30 years, Universal Orlando has immersed guests in amazing “woah” moments that free them from the stress of their worlds. Across the award-winning destination, they can let go and live in the moment with those they care about most as they embark on incredible theme park adventures, like causing mischief with the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” coming face-to-face with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the corridors of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much more.

Universal Orlando is home to three epic theme parks that feature some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for five years in a row by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; Universal Studios Florida – home to the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, The Bourne Stuntacular; and Universal’s Volcano Bay - a tropical oasis like no other that features an actual beach right in the middle of Orlando.

Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites & Surfside Inn and Suites. And Universal’s entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

About Florida Citrus Sports
Florida Citrus Sports is a not-for-profit event management organization dedicated to positively impacting the Orlando region while enhancing the quality of life in Central Florida through world-class events, including the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, the Cheez-It Bowl, the Florida Blue Florida Classic, the Florida Cup and the Camping World Kickoff. For more information, visit


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