Community Supports ‘Road to Nationals’

Additional support critical as team works to raise final $6,000.

The West Potomac Varsity Dance Team at Kings Dominion competition in 2011

The West Potomac Varsity Dance Team at Kings Dominion competition in 2011

Thanks to an outpouring of support from the Fort Hunt Community, the West Potomac Varsity Dance Team has raised almost 75 percent of their fundraising goal to pay for the team’s trip to the National Dance Alliance (NDA) National Championship in Orlando, Fla. next month.

The team needs $6,000 more to fund the trip to NDA, where it will compete in two dance categories against 88 teams from across the country.

"We are so fortunate to have such broad support from the community," said West Potomac Varsity Dance Team Coach Gennifer Difilippo. "From the individual donations, to the Fort Hunt basketball players and their families who have bought donuts from us on Saturday mornings, to our generous business sponsors, we are very grateful."

To date, business sponsors include: Outback Steak House; Body and Sol; Rorer's Produce; Hollin Hall Automotive; Primos; Skopps Chiropractic; Hughes Orthodontics; Merkli, Inc.; Ft. Hunt Animal Hospital; Aitcheson Real Estate; Occassionally Cakes; Heritage Presbyterian Church; Four Sales Ltd.; Zenergy Yoga, and Fort Hunt Sportsman Club.

The team will hold a community-wide pep rally in the West Potomac Gym on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The Varsity Dance Team will perform its two competition dances, the JV Team will perform its first place kick and pom numbers, and the Sandburg Middle School Dance Team will also perform. The dance team invites all sponsors to attend and be recognized for their support. The event is open to the entire community.

All donations are welcome and checks can be made payable to West Potomac Athletic Boosters "WABC." In the memo section write "Road to Nationals" and mail to: Laura Bavaria, President Dance Team Boosters, 3419 Ramsgate Terrace, Alexandria VA 22309.