More than 3,000 cheerleaders (ages 5 to 15) and 10 teams of youth football players (age 8 to 14) from all over New England will compete this weekend in Connecticut at the New England Region Championships hosted by Mid CT Youth Football & Cheer Conference
The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau reports that Championships will generate over 1,500 room nights at eight hotels in the Greater Hartford and Meriden areas. The estimated economic impact to the state is approximately $1.5 million.
Saturday, November 23
2013 The American Youth Cheer New England Regional Competition
At the XL Center - One Civic Center Plaza (Trumbull St), Hartford
Three sessions: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Open to the Public – Admission: $25 for the day (no re-entry fee).
To see order of appearance by session, go to NewEnglandRegionals.com, click on Cheer tab.
Sunday, November 24
2013 American Youth Football New England Regional All-American Division Tournament
At Falcon Field, 200 Westfield Rd., Meriden
Open to the Public – Admission: $7 for ages 10 & older
- 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.-4th Grade: Bristol Bulldogs (MidConn, CT) vs. Fall River Falcons (Blackstone Valley, RI)
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.-5th Grade: Hartford Wildcats (MidConn, CT) vs. Wellesley Jr. Raiders (Baystate, MA)
- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 6th Grade-Bridgeport Chargers (Colonial, CT) vs. Shrewsbury Patriots (Central MA)
- 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 7th Grade-New Britain Jr. Hurricanes (MidConn, CT) vs. Shrewsbury Patriots (Central MA)
- 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 8th Grade-Bridgeport Chargers (Colonial, CT) vs. Nashoba Valley Chiefs (Central MA)
The New England Region has been in existence for 25 years, offering the children of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire the opportunity to participate in football and cheerleading in a safe and competitive atmosphere. Football offers regular in-season games, super-bowl games, in-state championships, region championships, and national championship opportunities. Cheerleading offers sideline cheering at all football games, fun competitions, state cheerleading competitions, region championships and national championship opportunities. For more information, visit www.newenglandregionals.com.
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