Anton Community Newspapers  •  132 East 2nd Street  •  Mineola, NY 11501  •  Phone: 516-747-8282  •  FAX: 516-742-5867
Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

Mastermind Unit Pays it Forward, Benefits Magro Foundation

On Saturday, Aug. 6, Mastermind Unit (MMU) partnered with the Michael Magro Foundation, an organization dedicated to safeguarding and enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families, to translate a 16-team soccer tournament into a mega-charity event that raised close to $9,000 to benefit the Foundation and its mission on behalf of children with cancer.  

A nonprofit group empowering individuals to take a leadership role in their community, MMU members are challenged to leverage their skills by creating new ideas, helping others, and serving as catalysts for change.  MMU co founder Brian Horvath is a member of the Michael Magro Advisory Board.

MMU provided the framework and funding for the Fifth Annual Tournament while the Hicksville Soccer Club members played like pros, and coordinated event details like signage, refreshments, and tent-raising. Semi finalist teams, Hicksville Hawks and the Plomos played a terrific final game. Kudos went to the day’s winning team, the Hicksville Hawks.

Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker was cheering on all the teams and proud to have been part of the event. Many thanks to the Town of Oyster Bay and their staff for all the help they provide during the tournament at Kevin Kolm Memorial Park. Thank you Pepsi for donating cases of soda and energy drinks for our players and spectators.

The Hicksville Soccer Club volunteers help to make this day fun filled! Many volunteers man the concession stand and barbeque for everyone’s enjoyment. All proceeds from the food and beverages sold were also donated to the Foundation.

Terrie Magro, vice president of the Michael Magro Foundation praised MMU founders, Brian Horvath, Michael Stamatinos, Dave, Brian Alcantara and Michael Longo, for creating such a successful event.  

“They truly represent the very best American youth has to offer,” she said.

If you would like more information about the Michael Magro Foundation, you can access its website at www.michaelmagrofoundation.com. MMU at www.mastermindunit.com

Please consider forming a team to play in the 2012 tournament. As the event grows, next year we are looking for women’s teams to join us. Contact MMU and secure your team’s spot for 2012.