The hallmark of sports competition is providing athletes with the opportunity to perform at the highest level and to the best of their abilities.
From July 4 - 7, 2013 48 teams from around the province will gather at North Vancouver's Inter River Park for the 2013 BC Provincial Girls' B Cup Championships. With an 8 team round robin format and single knockout elimination playoff, this is an opportunity to see the finest young female soccer players between the age groups of U-13 to U-18 in Western Canada.
This year, for the very first time, BC Soccer has provided the opportunity for Special Olympic athletes to demonstrate their skill and love of the game at the annual provincial tournament. 4 teams of Special Olympians from around the Lower Mainland will be competing as they gear up for the 2013 BC Special Olympics Summer Games in Langley from July 11-13.
As many as 40 players will be competing at their highest levels and demonstrating their athletic ability and sportsmanship.
"The opportunity for Special Olympics BC to be invited to BC Soccer's Provincial Cup Championship provides our athletes with a quality competition experience," said Shawn Fevens, Special Olympics BC Manager of Sport, "and allows our organization to create much needed awareness through a very high profile event."
Competition takes place daily on all fields from 9: 00 am to 5: 00 pm July 4 th , 5 th , 6 th and 7 th at North Vancouver's Inter River Park. Special Olympics competition takes place on Saturday July 6 th between 10: 00 am and 4: 00 pm on Field 7, with the playoffs on Sunday July 7 at noon and 1: 00 pm-also on Field 7.
It's a great chance to get out and support athletes from the North Shore and around British Columbia. Put it on your calendar.