For participants in this weekend’s Atlantic Boccia Championships, it wasn’t just about trying to defeat the competition and come out on the winning side.
“I think what’s important to keep in mind is, like my mom tells me, you’re playing for fun,” said Abby Quigley, 13, of St. John’s. “You’re not playing for competitive stuff. You’re only playing for fun. That’s basically what boccia and every sport is about.”
The inaugural Atlantic championship was hosted by Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador.
Athletes and coaches from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were on hand for the two-day event, which got underway Saturday morning at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre in St. John’s.