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If time heals all wounds, Wilson has shown that soccer can help heal a few, too.
Fike High junior Clayton Snyder, whose father, Doug Snyder, who passed away unexpectedly Oct. 27, was surrounded by teammates current and past for a memorial soccer game last Sunday, Nov. 5, at Community Christian School.
Players from seven area schools who had played with Clayton — either at Fike, Toisnot Middle or Wilson Youth Soccer Association or Wayne United Soccer Association — came together to play. Clayton’s two travel team coaches — Randol Mendoza for WYSA and Aaron Jordan for Wayne United — as well as WYSA assistant coaches Steve Barry and Russell Stone were also present. Doug Snyder’s family — wife, Lori; son Andrew; and daughter, Jessica — were also at the match.
“Many boys came to play with many of their families to support and show love to the Snyder family,” said Cathy Garloch, who helped organize the event. “There was nothing Doug loved more than watching Clayton play soccer and he loved to watch all the boys play even when they were competitors during school and travel season.”