Women's Soccer Players Assist with Special Olympic Skiing

Women's Soccer Players Assist with Special Olympic Skiing

BELMONT, N.C. -- A group of Belmont Abbey women's soccer players took time this past Sunday to help in the community, volunteering with the Special Olympic skiing program.

Rising senior Junior Nicole Ferren coordinated the event for her teammates for the third year in a row. As a ski instructor at Ski Appalachia Ski Resort and long-time Special Olympic skiing staff member, she led the way in instructing the Special Olympic athletes.

Ferren worked with teammates Hannah Siders, Sabrina Bologna, Mary Doyle, Ally Elliott, Kat Laughlin, Emma Ruppert and Conli Schwarz, showing them how to help the participants learn the basic skills and balance for a successful ski run.

Special Olympians competed Monday and Tuesday after Sunday's training day.

Each of the players relayed a consistent thought after helping out... "As always happens in these types of events, we received as much or more inspiration from the Special Olympians as they did from us!"