Friday, 19 April 2019 15:16

“Doing it Our Way” 2019 Spring Soccer Clinic Announced

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Pictured are:  Soccer players  Christopher Gauger (left) and Matthew Beebe (right) with Claudia Chetney. Pictured are: Soccer players Christopher Gauger (left) and Matthew Beebe (right) with Claudia Chetney. Submitted photo

“Doing it Our Way” Spring Soccer clinic, part of a Parents of Special Children program that is run by recent OHS graduate and current Lemoyne Women’s Soccer player Claudia Chetney is gearing up for the sixth session for children of all ages and abilities.

The four week series of clinics and games will take place on Saturday afternoons starting in May at the Richard Benjamin Field Complex in Oswego. Participants will enjoy fun with the soccer ball and have the opportunity to play small games with families cheering from the sidelines.

“I’m happy to be able to keep the program going for the many kids who have participated over the years with us on the soccer field,” noted Chetney who originally started the program years ago to give children of all abilities an opportunity to play the game. “It’s not about winning or losing, it’s just about having fun.”

Student volunteers have made the program possible by giving their time each week to make the clinic a success. “We often children who do best with 1:1 help and that is where volunteers are such a great help,” Chetney added.

Support from the Oswego Youth Soccer Association for the use of the fields each week, and local businesses providing awards and end of year pizza dinner makes the program enjoyable for all the participants.

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” has also provided opportunities for kids to play basketball, baseball, dance, and cheer.

The clinics will be held on the following Saturday’s at 12:16 p.m. at the Richard Benjamin Soccer Complex in Oswego; May 11, May 18, June 1, and June 8. For more information on the program, or to sign up for this Spring soccer session, call the office of Parents of Special Children at 315-297-4438.

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