Updated: Sunday, September 15 2013, 02:19 PM EDT
Even though high school soccer season began about a week ago, two teams in the mountains have already battled for a top prize. The winner gets an honor that some might say is more important than a state championship. But then again, News 13's Person of the Week says it's not about winning. It's about giving.
Instead of bragging rights, Owen High School soccer coach Tate Macqueen created something the winning school will bring to every game all season. They bring a bowl made out of wood from the Sourwood tree.
The bowl is passed around in the stands at all Owen's sporting games this season. If the spirit moves you to give, all the money goes to Special Olympics. The money will pay for olympians to compete in local and state events. It has come to mean as much to the soccer team as the kids who look up to them.
Trophies may symbolize what was done, but the bowl shows what a team is still doing. Last year, more than $2,000 was collected in the Sourwood bowl. This year, Tate has a goal of raising $5,000.