Soccer club holds Wildfire Day | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 24, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 22, 2016 at 11:29 am
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by CINDY CROSBY
Walterboro Soccer Club (WSC) held Wildfire Day on Saturday Nov. 19 at the soccer field located on Sidneys Road. In honor of its 25th anniversary, WSC held an end-of-season fall tournament for all the in-house teams.
According to WSC President John Thomas, over 130 players participated in the tournament, which included four U-11 teams, six U-9 teams and eight U-6 teams.
The tournament began at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the delivery of the ceremonial game ball — via air mail. Members of a skydive demo team, affiliated with Skydive Walterboro, dropped down from the sky onto the WSC field, much to the delight of the players and their families. “Our players are captivated by the airplanes and skydivers that frequently fly over our complex, so what better way to start a game?” said Thomas. “I would like to thank Billy Carter of Skydive Walterboro for coordinating the skydivers who delivered the game ball.”
After the tournament champions were crowned, WSC served over 265 chicken dinner plates.
“This season was great,” said Thomas. “I would like to thank our players, coaches and league coordinators for a great season. I would also like to thank the many other volunteers that make the club operate and those that helped put on our chicken dinner fundraiser. I especially want to thank CCPR and our city and county officials who support our club in its effort to provide soccer to our youth.”
WSC will be back in action in the spring, with plans for fielding in-house teams through U-12, which includes players born in 2005 and younger. They will also continue to field travel teams of various ages.
To learn more about Walterboro Soccer Club, visit www.walterborosoccerclub.org or follow them on Facebook.