December 13, 2023
VIDEO: On House Floor, Pressley Congratulates Dorchester Eagles & Boston Lady Raiders on National Championships
“Let the Congressional Record reflect, the Dorchester Eagles and Boston Lady Raiders are the 2023 National Champions!”
WASHINGTON — In a speech on the House floor, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) congratulated the Dorchester Eagles 14U team on winning the Pop Warner National Championship and the Boston Lady Raiders on the Bantam Division Cheer National Championship.
A full transcript of her remarks is available below and the video is available here:
Transcript: On House Floor, Pressley Congratulates Dorchester Eagles & Boston Lady Raiders on National Championships
U.S. House of Representatives
December 13, 2023
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate two incredible teams whose hard work, determination, and teamwork have made their mark in Boston’s storied championship history.
For the first time in the program’s history, the Dorchester Eagles 14U team are Pop Warner National Champions.
And not to be out-done, the Boston Lady Raiders won the Bantam Division Cheer National Championship.
These young men and women have been playing and cheering together for years and this hard-won championship is all the more sweeter after coming up just short in last year’s tournament.
But they rallied around their teammates, recommitted to their sport, put in the work day in, day out no matter what the New England weather could throw at them and proved themselves to be the best of the best. And your Congresswoman is proud of you.
Congratulations to the entire Metropolitan Pop Warner League, Coach Terry Cousins, the families, and friends, and most of all, the athletes who were already champions in our community, but now have the trophy and national recognition they so richly deserve.
Let the Congressional Record reflect, the Dorchester Eagles and Boston Lady Raiders are the 2023 National Champions!