The Most Valuable Player

 

Saturday was Championship Game Day for lacrosse. The last Tyke house league game was played, Findley scored a few goals and Coach Dean gave each player his trophy. Findley was happy to have the addition for his trophy shelf.


Dean had quite a dilemma on his hands. He had a few extra awards to hand out – at his discretion. He struggled all week with who on the team should be awarded the “most improved”, or the “most dedicated”. Findley had been shut out during hockey season even though he did in fact deserve it and Dean didn’t want Finn to suffer the same fate again with lacrosse.

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Finally on trophy day, the award for “most dedicated” went to a boy whose parents drove him clear across the city, twice a week, from Etobicoke to Scarborough. Dean handed the MVP award to the most deserving – the kid who scored the most goals, who checked his teammates if they didn’t pass the ball, the kid who fought to go to lacrosse over swimming lessons every week. Poor Findley was disappointed – the “most dedicated” award came in a box, making it much better thank his MVP award, that came as-is, without the box.

 

it just proves that you can never win – even when you are the most valuable player on the team!

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