May 06, 2014 | North America: Utah

Salt Lake Tribune: Teammates bond in unified soccer

By Kurt Kragthorpe

Salt Lake Tribune columnist Kurt Kragthorpe wrote: "Josh Rothey jogged to the sideline after the first real soccer game of his life and declared that the competition made him feel "just like my brothers." Witnessing the scene, Bingham High School teammate Carly Boiteux couldn’t help crying. Retelling the story a few weeks later, she cried again. So as the first season of Utah’s unified soccer program moves toward state championships in three divisions Saturday, the debate continues: Who’s benefiting more from the experience, the athletes with intellectual disabilities or the partners who play alongside them?" Read more of this column at the link below.

About Kurt Kragthorpe: Kurt Kragthorpe is a columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper.
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