The Best Football Team in Dallas Needs Financial Help

Pop Warner team hoping for "Christmas miracle"

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    The Falcons have qualified, but they to need to raise thousands of dollars to pay for the trip. (Published Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010)

    Dallas is Cowboys country, but fans should start cheering for the Falcons.

    The Pop Warner team from South Dallas is 11-0 and has earned a spot to play for a chance to compete in the Pop Warner Super Bowl.

    South Dallas Team Needs Money to Tackle Pop Warner Super Bowl

    [DFW] South Dallas Team Needs Money to Tackle Pop Warner Super Bowl
    The Falcons have qualified, but they to need to raise thousands of dollars to pay for the trip. (Published Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010)

    But the only thing holding them back from their Super Bowl dream is their financial reality.

    "It's going to really take a Christmas miracle," assistant coach Wardell Crittenton said. "Hopefully we'll get it."

    The team, coached by Anthony Anderson, said taking the team of 20 and a few coaches will cost $20,000. Even after donations from Budweiser, Southwest Airlines, a local radio DJ and others, the team is still short several thousand dollars.

    Anderson said some kids can't afford the registration fee to play, but the team takes them anyway. That leaves coaches to foot the bills.

    The kids, many who live in tough parts of South Dallas, know cash is tight.

    "The coaches, they treat us like we're their son. They love us more. And they give a lot of money to support us a lot, that's kind of hard for coaches, you know," said Savone Rollison, the Falcons' 13-year-old running back and middle linebacker.

    The lack of funding isn't keeping the players from dreaming big. If they get to go, the team will be staying at a Disney resort where the games will be played. 

    "Most of the team say it's a dream come true because it's they're first time going to Florida, " Rollison said. "To me, I've been dreaming about this ever since I was 5."

    Folks who want to donate can e-mail Shabronda Agee at sbabedolls@yahoo.com or call 214-251-5246.