It may take a community to raise a child, but it takes sponsors to keep the spirit of sport going.
Parksville Community Park was a busy place last Saturday as over 100 kids took to the fields for Oceanside Youth Soccer held its big annual Pony wrap-up. The season started in September and ended in a flurry of games followed by food, drink, and keep sake medallions.
“All the coaches were very happy with the season, everyone had a lot of fun, and we can’t thank the sponsors enough,” said OYS administrator Mike Cochrane, who coached his son Lynden, now 28, in Pony soccer down at the same fields 1988.
Mike went on to thank Panago Pizza “for sponsoring the division, plus they gave us pizzas for all the kids and their brothers and sisters (at the wrap up) … as well as Tim Hortons who sponsor the little ones … and to Save On who donated all the juice boxes.”
In the spring, Panago will be supplying all the U7 up to U10s with game jerseys that they get to keep. The U11s and U18s played their last league games are now off for Christmas.