Competition and Camaraderie
Kids, soccer, barbecue, and a whole bunch of cars. That's the scene at the 63 sports complex thanks to one of the largest soccer tournaments in the state. And barbecue chef Ross Schrimpf of Jefferson City said this tournament meant more than the kick of a soccer ball, or the turn of some meat.
"It's great business, and great business for the whole Jeff City community. It brings in people to the to the Jeff City area, to the motels and everything," he said.
And while Schrimpf applies his special barbecue sauce amongst some smiling faces, the 63 sports complex owner applies his special touch at bringing in sporting events.
"What I do is I own the field and the people that come here they take care of all the teams and everything, all I do is provide the field, a safe place for people to play," Sam Gaines, owner of the complex, explained.
Not only was this soccer tournament good for Jefferson City business, it's also teaching kids a thing or two about camaraderie and competition.
"It's the competition, the high performance and for most kids, ya know, when they go into a competition they know what they're up against and if they lose, they lose and they're proud of it, at least they played a good game, that's what it's all about," Schrimpf said.
If you missed out on the soccer fun on Saturday, you can always check out the games on Sunday.