U of O Soccer Classic 2021
Hundreds of young soccer players were slated to compete during the University of Okoboji Youth Soccer Tournament over the weekend at the Bedell Family YMCA in Spirit Lake. Opening ceremonies began at 7:45 a.m. and matches were held on all six of the YMCA's outdoor fields. Teams of varying age groups went head to head both Saturday and Sunday, as the public lined the edges of the fields and cheering on their favorite soccer players. The tournament — originally co-founded by Jim and Mary Morrison as well as Bob and Mary Jo Ellis — celebrated its 44th year of competition. U of O staff help organize the annual tournament and said about 48 teams took to the fields over the weekend.