It’s been a tough season in terms of wins and losses for a young South Fork girls soccer team, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate at least one important part of it all.
Namely, the officials.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Cubs fell 1-0 at St. Bernard’s and afterwards presented the officials on hand with an appreciation basket to show them how much they appreciate them showing up for the games.
“It was a great gesture to provide a little something extra to the officials that we truly appreciate,” said St. Bernard’s head coach Brian Finck.
It was a particularly noteworthy display of appreciation at a time when most high school sports are seeing a decline in the number of officials, both locally and at a national level.
“It’s good to be able to show appreciation for the officials who have a thankless job but keep showing up,” South Fork head coach Ann Constantino said.
The Eureka Loggers also recently presented their volleyball officials with an appreciation basket.
The Del Norte boys soccer team also expressed gratitude to their officials after Wednesday’s game against St. Bernard’s in Crescent City.