Months of hard work paid off and Brynnae and Shaelyn were rewarded at the Western Regional Oireachtas (our regional competition). Brynnae received third place (out of a group of 130 girls) and Shaelyn received ninth place (out of a group of 100). In addition, they BOTH qualified for the World Championships of Irish Dance in London, this Spring. This is Brynnae's second time qualifying for the World Championships, we weren't able to take her that time, so we are trying again. Thank you to everyone for encouraging us to at least try and see if we can fund their dream.
UPDATE: We have made the decision to take Brynnae, but we still have 22% to raise. We've extended the fundraiser until the end of January. Thank you for all of your encouragement and donations!
UPDATE AGAIN!: We are now at 98% of the money needed to take Shaelyn also! Whew. You guys are amazing. :) Thank you!
What your donation will fund: plane tickets, lodging, food, and fees at the London World Irish Dance Championships in April of 2014 for Brynnae and a parent. We expect to have to raise an additional $1500 above the $5,000 to bring Shaelyn.