The Special Olympic Upstate Fall Classic Soccer Tournament was held at the Total Sports Experience in Gates, New York Saturday, September 24th. Teams from Genesee Region (Rochester), Western Region (Buffalo), Central Region (Syracuse), Southern Tier Region (Binghamton) and Canada Competed. CDS Monarch had one team and six individuals in the skills competition.

The CDS Monarch team earned the gold in their division with wins over a team from Buffalo and a team from Onondaga. The team consisted of Mark H., Eric J., Mark L., Ken M., Justin P., Jordon R., Michael T. and Amanda V. The team was coached by Ed Mosta, George Vito and Anto Beslic

Athletes in the individual skills tournament achieved the following medals:

Wayne P. - Gold 
Paul S. - Gold 
Chris C. - Silver
David M. - Silver
Debbie M. - Silver
Kris W. Silver

The coaches for the skills group were Karen Warden and Bill Warden.

Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches!

The athletes are now preparing for the upcoming bowling season!

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