Written by Brian Leibowitz Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00
Hurricane Sandy did cause a lot of damage in the Glen Cove area, but it did not stop the Glen Cove Junior Soccer League’s end of the season finale, just merely postponed it by a week.
Traditionally, the soccer league would end the season with a day-long event called Soccerfest, filled with many games, a BBQ and trophy presentations to the kids. Due to the hurricane, the Glen Cove Junior Soccer League Board came up with a different approach for this year. Soccerfest became “Lift Our Community Spirits Day” to help people try to take their mind off the recent hurricane. The whole community of Glen Cove was invited down to a free BBQ and also to watch some exciting soccer from our kids. Donations were accepted to help those in need and there were donations from private individuals to help make the BBQ a success. All the kids received trophies and by the smiles on everyone’s faces, the day was a total success.
Ken Pilla, Barbara Greenfield, Darcy Belyea and the rest of the board are to be commended for a job well done. Kudos go out to Mayor Suozzi and the council for their continuous support and most importantly, the Glen Cove residents. The spirit of the day well exemplified league founder Marco Malusa’s principles regarding having a soccer league in Glen Cove.