Celebrating dedication and team spirit, the Vermilion Soccer Association hosted the 10th Annual Derek Bucharski Memorial Awards for U13 - U19 players on June 25.
After losing their son who was a passionate and active member of the Vermilion Soccer Association in 2008, the Bucharski family continues to be a big supporter of soccer. According to Vice President, Kristin Ward, players that have received the award in the past hold it near and dear to their hearts.
The Vermilion Strikers hosted the Lakeland Cup Soccer Tournament from June 15 – 17. Teams from Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Vegreville, Bonnyville, and Cold Lake attended. Referees came from Castor and several other communities.
“We truly appreciate the support from all of the players and their parents,” said referee coordinator, Chad Wilson.
On June 15, lightning paused the action and after taking a break off of the field, teams were ecstatic to get back to their games.