Two companies have purchased a bus to help ease the burden of travel costs for sports teams in Williams Lake.
The bus was purchased by Celtic and Eldorado Construction Ltd. owners Lee and Donna Todd and Daryl and Kendra Taylor, and Celtic Engineering Ltd. owners Daryl and Kendra Taylor.
The 24-passenger bus will primarily be used by the under-16 Storm girls rep soccer team as they travel throughout the province with their full-year program commitment.
“The intent is for it to be available for other youth sports to use,” Daryl said.
“Teams will have to get their own driver — minimum unrestricted class four license with experience — and pay for the gas.
“There will be a rental charge but we are only looking to get yearly expenses paid for and we are still fine tuning what these will be.”
Daryl said the team currently has plans to travel to the Coast for games at the end of March, however, he’s already had his first inquiry from a hockey team.
“We expect and hope it gets used by a lot of the sports associations,” Daryl said. “As certain ones use it, we will add their logo to the back of the bus. Currently, there is only WLYSA.”