Change cheer abilities age from 12 to 8

Change cheer abilities age from 12 to 8

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Becky H started this petition to cheer Canada and

I would love for the cheer abilities division at icu worlds cheerleading competition in Orlando Florida to be change for the open division to 8 and up instead of 12 and older. In Ontario there is about 8 teams in the cheer abilities division and only one team out of eight teams qualify for it every year. That means in Ontario you are missing out of 87% of the teams if the 12  and older rule keeps continuing. If you start the process of bringing it back to 8 and up for open division then you will have more teams to try out and get more athletes within the cheer abilities division at worlds. Canada will have more of a chance if their are more teams competing to get on the podium and bring a medal to our country if they make the open division 8 and up. People with disabilities have to fight everyday and if we were one year earlier I would not be writing this petition. I am one of the athletes on a cheer abilities team in Canada but due to the age rule who couldn’t submit our video and we worked very hard. Please make the rule change for the open cheer abilities division from 12 + to 8+. If you are an athlete or a supporter of cheerleading or special needs please sign and let them know that not all teams have athletes 12 and older.  All of us want a chance to wear the team Canada cheer abilities (special needs) uniform and actually compete. Please reconsider the rule change to make if fair like it was from 2017-2019 where there were different division in the cheer abilities category. Here were some categories that were in place from the 2017-2019 for open division(8 and older), senior (12 and older). Please make it fair so all cheer abilities team have a chance to represent our country and compete. Please if you are a fan of cheerleading or someone who supports the special needs community. Please sign the petition to let them know there are other teams that would like a chance but can’t due to the new age rule.  Please help those teams who want to try out but can’t. Please sign I am one of the special needs athletes and would love a chance to actually compete with my team instead of just showcasing. Make the open division for cheer abilities to 8 and up so my team and other cheer teams  have a chance to compete for our country and bring home a medal. Thanks for reading and if you agree that every athlete deserves a chance to be on the cheerleading worlds floor please sign below and let get the process started for the age change. Thanks for supporting

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