- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An undefeated youth football team from Philadelphia is heading to Walt Disney World, thanks to a donor who learned of the team’s disappointment when a rule change killed its chance to play in the Magic Kingdom.

The Philadelphia Daily News (https://bit.ly/1N7IfDS ) reports that the 9-year-olds on the West Philadelphia Tarheels Pop Warner team had an 11-0 record that included nine shutouts. They were told if they won regionals, which they did, they’d play at Disney at year’s end.

But on Nov. 7, coaches learned Pop Warner officials decided to change it to an invitational, and the Tarheels weren’t invited.

Tim Ranney, of Clearwater, Florida, read about their disappointment and wanted to help. He’s giving them an all-expenses paid trip to Disney over Christmas break.

The team’s quarterback says “this shows that people really care.”

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Information from: The Philadelphia Daily News, https://www.philly.com

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