Members of the team told 12 News the squad is one of the first in school history to have an opportunity to compete at the national stage, which is set at Disney World in Orlando, Fla,. this year. PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Chenango Valley cheer team held their holiday party at the elementary school Saturday, hoping to raise money to fund a trip to nationals in February. “I love it. I think it’s a great way for everyone to come together and not only buy Christmas presents for the holidays, but also support the sports at Chenango Valley so that we can raise for our goal of nationals,” Aswad said. Cheer captains Madison Aswad and Natalie Gillette said the party gives a chance to shine the light on the school’s sports. Local vendors were invited to sell items in time for the holiday, and kids were treated to arts and crafts as well as a chance to interact with Santa Claus himself. The team is actively looking for donations and sponsorships. To participate, the team asks you contact the through a Facebook or Instagram message.