Dance Connection Incorporated Blacklight Junior Level One team from Corsicana recently earned a bid to compete in the Summit Cheer Competition from May 8 to 10 in Orlando, Florida. DCI is a private competitive cheerleading gym.

“This mark's the first time one of the gyms from Corsicana has won an opportunity to compete at this level.” said Venisa Tacker, team mom.

The group of about 13 to 17 athletes will travel to Florida to compete against different cities in the United States.

“Our girls are super excited to be recognized,” Tacker said.

Businesses can sponsor the team by listing their business on the back of the DCI Blacklight is Summit Bound T-shirts. Businesses can purchase their name listing for $100 with a small logo of $250. A large logo is $500. The team will wear the shirts during competitions and other group meets.

Different fundraisers to be announced at a later date.

A GoFundMe account has been set up and the team has already raised $1,145 out of their $21,000 goal.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our girls and we are thankful for the communities support,” Tacker said.

Money raised will go towards registration fees for each girl, traveling expenses, air fair, hotel stay, and general needs.

Those who are interested in donating can visit the GoFundMe account at

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