Special Olympics Oceanside had a blast playing against the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association All-Stars in an exhibition softball game held at the Parksville Community Park, June 20.
The event was organized by Randy White, who is also a coach of the Oceanside Senior All-Stars. He presented a trophy to the Special Olympics team for beating the All-Stars.
“Every member of the Oceanside Senior All-Stars had a great time and are already planning next year’s challenge,” said White. “I’m not sure who had more fun. What a great time for all involved.”
Special Olympics had so many players that the organizers were able to play two games simultaneously. Coach Angie Plummer was thrilled to see their teams won both games.
“What was nice for me was to see competitive PGOSA athletes having fun and totally enjoying the opportunity of playing against Special Olympic athletes,” said Plummer. “I feel they all have a better understanding of Special Olympics and how important it is for our athletes to be involved in sport.”
Special Olympics Oceanside team is wrapping up their softball season with just one week left to practise.
Plummer added for the athletes to have the opportunity to play a competitive team like the All-Stars and win both games has certainly elevated the athlete’s belief in their abilities.
”The athletes are already strategizing how to win the 2023 exhibition game.”
— NEWS Staff