Philadelphia Eagles to Celebrate Pop Warner Super Bowl Teams – Frankford Chargers and Northwest Philly Wildcats
Langhorne, PA (December 24, 2008) – The Philadelphia Eagles will celebrate the Pop Warner Super Bowl Champions, the Frankford Chargers and the Division II Pop Warner Champion Northwest Philly Wildcats prior to Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles helped fund both programs to ensure that both teams could travel and compete in the 52nd Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Dec. 6-13, 2008.
In addition to recognizing the Frankford Chargers and Northwest Philly Wildcats for their Pop Warner Super Bowl Championships, the Eagles have invited 50 members of each program to attend and will provide on-field seating for each team to watch the Eagles’ regular season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.
“The Philadelphia Eagles played a significant role in ensuring these two local Pop Warner programs had the chance to compete for a National Championship at the Pop Warner Super Bowl and the two teams are both coming home as Champions in their respective divisions as a result,” said Executive Director, Jon Butler, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. “The Pop Warner Super Bowl titles earned by both teams are a tribute to the Philadelphia Eagles for all they have done in the community to support Pop Warner Football.”
The 52nd Pop Warner Super Bowl held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. featured 64 of the nation’s best youth football teams and more than 300 cheer and dance squads competing for a Super Bowl and National Championship in several divisions. Both Frankford (Division I) and Northwest Philly (Division II) play at the midget level which features 11-15-year olds in the 105-169 lb weight class.
The Northwest Philly Wildcats defeated the Valencia Park Hornets (Calif.) 27-12 in the opening round of play to advance to the Pop Warner Division II Midget Super Bowl Championship Game against the Oak Park Trojans (Mich.). The Northwest Philly Wildcats defeated Oak Park 8-6 to win the Division II Midget Super Bowl and capture the Tomlin Championship.
The Frankford Chargers defeated the Murrieta Thunderhawks (Calif.) 32-0 in the opening round and followed up that win by defeating the Detroit Hurricanes (Mich.) 41-12 in the semi-final game later that week to advance to the Pop Warner Division I Midget Super Bowl against the Oak Ridge Colts (N.C.). The Frankford Chargers defeated the Oak Ridge Colts 37-6 to win their first ever Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Championship and outscored their opponents 110-to-18 in three games at the Pop Warner Super Bowl. The Pop Warner Division I Midget Super Bowl will air on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD on Christmas Day at 5:00 PM (ET).
ABOUT POP WARNER:
Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, P.A., Pop Warner Little Scholars is the largest national youth football and cheerleading organization in the United States and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation. Currently there are over 400,000 children in Pop Warner organizations in 43 states, Guam, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Japan and Mexico. The NFLPA estimates that 70% of all current NFL Players got their starts in Pop Warner programs. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit www.popwarner.com.