Moose Mountain Soccer Club (MMSC) was presented a cheque on July 15 for $5,000 by Living Sky Sports and the Saskatchewan Soccer Association.
The presentation, which took place at Carlyle Town Hall, was organized to congratulate the club on winning the provincial Soccer Town Saskatchewan competition this year.
During the meeting, Moose Mountain Soccer Club was able to show their gratitude for the prize money, while also emphasizing the club’s continued support of the growth of soccer in Saskatchewan.
Scott Kirkness, the social media co-ordinator for MMSC, gave a speech at the presentation thanking the SSA and Living Sky Sports for naming Carlyle as Soccer Town Saskatchewan, while also expressing support for the soccer stadium that’s to be built in Saskatoon.
The competition, which was hosted by Living Sky Sports and the Saskatchewan Soccer Association, was especially focused on the growth of soccer in Saskatchewan. The growth of professional soccer is one of these organizations’ latest goals, so the competition especially rested on each club’s expression of their support for the growth of soccer and the possibilities of professional soccer in the province.
The competition consisted of submitting a video which uniquely represented the club’s commitment to soccer and its growth.
Telia Dolphin, the MMSC president, was also present at the meeting along with Krista Dolphin, the vice-president, and some of the kids from the club.
Overall, the club was quite surprised and excited to have won the Saskatchewan Soccer Town competition. In fact, the club had really only known about the competition a few days before the deadline and had to quickly pull together a video to submit.
Dolphin explained that winning the competition was really important for the club, despite the rushed events that took place in order to enter. They had financial needs that needed to be met, and the prize money will help with growing the club.
“Our club is in dire need of new equipment, and we’re trying to work really hard at getting kids who don’t have those opportunities to play sports all year long.”
Overall, Moose Mountain Soccer Club hopes to buy new equipment and continue to grow. They plan to get new soccer nets and fix their shed, but Dolphin also explained that they plan to get teams for more age groups as well.