Each year, the Orange Bowl Cheer & Dance Championships presented by Sports Authority see over 100 teams from more than 30 parks compete for Cheer and Dance bragging rights. Teams compete in nine divisions (mini, pee wee, junior prep, prep, junior varsity, varsity, semi-pro, pro and special needs) and three squad sizes (small, medium, large). The 2014 Orange Bowl Cheer & Dance Championships presented by Sports Authority were held on Sunday, November 16 at the BankUnited Center.
Now in its 16th season, the Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority serves more than 16,000 young football players and cheerleaders in ten football leagues across eight South Florida counties and has invested approximately $6 million in youth sports in South Florida since 1999. In addition to its continued support of the Orange Bowl YFA, the Orange Bowl directly supports locally-based festivals and events, including those that provide participatory opportunities to youth from all over the world, such as Junior Orange Bowl, Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships and Orange Bowl Paddle Championships.
The Orange Bowl YFA is presented by Sports Authority, with additional sponsors American Airlines, Doctors Hospital, Florida Prepaid, FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports, Hampton Farms, Marathon, MetroPCS, Nike, Panter Law, The Miami Herald, Toyota and Wells Fargo.