The last Friday night of soccer was a big picnic and awards. The soccer league provided/grilled chicken, burger, and hot dogs and then parents brought chips, side dishes, and drinks, etc. It was a fun night. The kids did play for a little bit to give them something to do in between eating and when they got their trophies.
The cute number 16 player. :-)
I love her cute expression here.
Kaelyn and her "buddy" Kayla playing.
Yeah!!! She kicked it in the goal!!!
Kaelyn and Kayla
Walking back in for the trophies and ribbons.
Waiting for her name to be called for her trophy.
When they called her name, she went right up. She didn't realize that the woman helping had walked away to get another box of trophies with GIRL soccer players on them. Since no one was there handing them out, she just helped herself and reached in the box that was there. (That's why the box says "male" on it.)
Checking out her trophy. This is the first trophy that she has ever gotten for anything and she was SO proud. I wasn't sure if she knew what trophies were but she had definitely figured out that it was an award.
(And by the way, the giraffe pal she is holding is "Sornando", so named by her.)
Sweet and adorable.
Kaelyn and Ross with their trophies and ribbons.
Hugs for her buddy. Hopefully she will be able to get the same buddy again next year. It seems like they try to do that with as many of the kids as possible. Several of Kaelyn's friends had the same buddies that they had the previous year.
All in all, the special needs soccer was a FANTASTIC program. It was well organized and Kaelyn loved it. We definitely plan to do it again next year.