BANGOR – More than 13 teams gathered on the campus of Husson University to compete for the regional championship.
The Special Olympics soccer athletes of central Maine have been working for more than six weeks to prepare for the culmination of their season Tuesday.
The tournament had three divisions, divided by school-age athletes and two divisions of adult competition.
Oceanside High School’s team took home first place in the school-age division. Downeast Horizons and Momentum Casco Revolution took home first in each of the two adult divisions.
One of the athletes echoed the belief of everyone involved, saying she gets much more out of playing than just winning.
“You get to be motivated and get to be doing things like sports and…work together with my teammates,” said Donna Heroux.