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September 23, 2018

Soccer For Kids of All Abilities Concludes Fall Session

Participants celebrate the end of the Doing it Our Way fall soccer season.

Participants celebrate the end of the Doing it Our Way fall soccer season.

OSWEGO – “Doing it Our Way” fall soccer clinic, part of a Parents of Special Children program and run by group of Oswego student athletes, recently wrapped up another season of soccer fun for all who participated.

The four-week series of clinics and games was attended by nearly 30 children of all ages and abilities who participated in weekly “fun” games of soccer with everyone scoring big on the field.

“This is our fourth season of soccer and some of these kids have been coming all four years,” said Oswego High School junior and soccer player Claudia Chetney.

Chetney originally started the program when she was in the seventh grade for her Girl Scout Silver Award Project.

Over the years, she has rallied a group of fellow student athletes who all show up routinely to share their love of the game as well.

“My teammates and friends – the volunteers always bring energy, fun and friendship to the game of soccer which really makes it a positive experience for everyone,” Chetney said.

Support from the Oswego Youth Soccer Association for the use of the fields each week, the Fitzgibbons Agency who is the medal sponsor once again, and Mark’s Pizzeria who provided the end of year pizza dinner all contributed to the another successful season.

The “Doing it Our Way” program was developed to allow special needs individuals to participate in sports and other organized activities.

“Doing it Our Way” also provides opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities to play basketball, baseball, dance and cheerlead.

For more information on the program, call the office of Parents of Special Children at 598-7672.

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