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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Lacrosse Player Receives Chance Of A Lifetime

Harper with her goalie coach, Connor Davidson-former goaltender for the Calgary Wranglers. Photo submitted

Harper Matthews, a young lacrosse player from the Clandonald area, is set to compete in the Alberta Summer Games in Okotoks from July 20 to 24. As a goaltender for the U15 Vermilion Roar Lacrosse team, Matthews has been playing the sport for three and a half years.

Matthews shared her journey to the Alberta Summer Games, saying, “I started the season as a U15 player in Vermilion. When the tryouts for Zone 7 took place in Cold Lake, I decided to try out as a goaltender, and luckily, I made the team.” She has been attending practices and has one more session before the games commence.

Expressing her excitement, Matthews said, “It’s a great opportunity and I’m really thrilled about it. I’m expecting a fun and enjoyable experience.” However, participating in such events incurs expenses, prompting Matthews to seek sponsorship from local businesses and individuals. She expressed her gratitude to Ron’s Cat Services, Clandonald Seed Cleaning Plant, Clandonald Ag Society, Clandonald Store, and Don’s Bottle Depot for their support.

Additionally, Matthews acknowledged the valuable contributions of her goalie coaches, Connor Davidson and Ryan Bowma, in her development and success.

She would also like to extend a thank you to Fire etc. for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and help develop players.

As the Alberta Summer Games approach, the Clandonald community eagerly awaits the opportunity to witness Harper Matthews’ skills and dedication on display. Her participation in this event serves as an inspiration to others.

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