UPDATED | October 13, 2016 3:15 PM

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A flurry of last-minute donations is making it possible for the entire squad of 14 cheerleaders from Polytechnic High School to travel to the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Earlier today it had been announced that only 7 seniors from the group would attend because students and supporters had raised only about half of the funds required.  But, after this news was publicized, an additional $20,000 poured in.

According to Poly cheerleader coach Rayneta Dotson, alumni and local businesses pledged support, as did a few contributors who wished to remain anonymous. As a result, the entire squad will march in the iconic parade on November 24.

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