AMHERST â€“ Amherst is providing $500 to Special Olympics Amherst to send a soccer team to the Canada Games in Vancouver next summer.
Twenty of the 24 team members are residents of Amherst.
The team won gold at last summerâ€™s provincial championships.
Funding is being provided through the townâ€™s community support grants policy.
Itâ€™s estimated the cost of sending the team to Vancouver will be approximately $1,000 per athlete.