Quincy Bald Eagles Prove That Age is Just a Number | The Champion Within

Quincy Bald Eagles Prove That Age is Just a Number | The Champion Within


age is just a number to say that is one
thing but to live it is quite another it’s an ideal that Bill Parsley knows
well he has a lot of energy he can’t just sit around the house so he’s here
playing hockey once a week and he loves it he loves the guys he plays with and
it’s been good for him actually I started my brother used to drag me down
so I could play goal and him and his buddies could play I enjoy sports you
know something to do in the winter so it’s good he played in high school and then gave it up for a while
while he had his career and raising eight kids and stuff like that and went back
to it in his 40s late 40s and you know it’s just great that he still has a
passion and something that he can do at 85 Bill is the senior member and
goaltender for the Quincy Bald Eagles an over 60 hockey team that gives its
players more than just a chance to lace up their skates you come down here and you got a whole bunch of guys and some of them are
clowns you know all right guys remember when we go out there think defense and
get me the puck on offense between Kenny here who’s 70 and myself we’ve got 155 years is that the right math 155 years experience well I played pond hockey as a kid and then when I got out of high
school I stopped playing for I don’t know 50 years or something like that and then one of the guys that’s a member of this
group he invited me to join this group so this has been quite a treat if you
made a list of all the things that are wrong with us yeah I mean I’ve separated
my shoulder twice I’ve got arthritis in both knees my hands don’t work right anymore but you know for that hour you’re out
on the ice you don’t think about it it’s just it’s great ever since I grew up as a kid
hockey’s been a strong part of my life and that’s what’s been keeping me going get me up to this age when Parsley and the Bald Eagles take the ice it isn’t for
wins or titles it’s simply for the sheer joy of playing sport demonstrating that
passion can be timeless and that the love for the game knows no age we’re
just proud of him and we’re so proud that he you know he still can do what he can do
it’s funny you know a lot of people are very impressed with what he could do and
we just don’t think anything of it because it’s just like that’s dad and that’s what he does and his grand kids are really proud of him I love seeing like my kids and the way they
talk about him that they’re very proud of their papa

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