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Thrifty Sunday Soccer Tournament

April 27th, 2014 at 06:35 pm

Our girls - who named themselves the 56ers (which is the sum of all their shirt numbers - don't you love math-oriented girls!), were amazing! They got third place, and each got a bronze medal.

But what was more important was that they came together as a team in only a few short hours (some had never even met before). They played with enthusiasm and heart and sportsmanship (no fouls!). They played in sleet and snow and freezing rain and insane wind (30 mph with 50 mph gusts).

They played five games total, and we were out there for 6 hours!

I just got a text from one of the dads who said his daughter had "the best day of her life. She's still wearing her medal." She was not our best player, but she played time in every single half (in the tournament, halves are only 12 mins each) because my husband is the coach and that's what he believes in. I am proud of him, too!

And... of course it was a no spend day... it was too cold so the snow cone truck didn't even come out to the field. And the coffee and donut stand was there, but I don't drink coffee and I can't eat donuts. So we didn't buy anything. We brought our own lunch and snacks (everyone, brought stuff for the other girls to share).

Win-win!

3 Responses to “Thrifty Sunday Soccer Tournament”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    That's great! Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds great! Except for the cold temps and precipitation.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Sounds like a great day in spite of the weather. Making memories...that's what it's all about Smile

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