The Williams Lake Special Olympics soccer team was in Quesnel during the weekend for zone playdowns.
The team, whose members have been playing together for just the past six weeks, didn’t win a game, however, manager Craig Hilker said it couldn’t have been more fun.
“The players had an excellent time not only playing soccer but meeting new people from communities from Williams Lake to Terrace in the north,” Hilker said.
Six teams competed at playdowns — the largest turnout for a Special Olympics soccer event on record.
“Sometimes it’s a challenge for volunteers, parents and caregivers to find the time to fit in any extra activities, however, watching the athletes interacting with players from other communities and seeing the smiles on their faces made this such an amazing experience that I personally can’t wait for the following season.”
He also thanked head coach Kelvin Parent for his time spent with the players during the past six weeks.
“I’d also like to thank Quesnel for the great job they did hosting this event,” Hilker said. “I know it took many volunteers to pull this off.”