The Port Washington Soccer Club will hold its annual Hall of Fame Dinner Dance on Friday, April 19, at the Swan Club. The soccer club is proud to honor Alan Holzer and Bill Clemency.
Both Alan and Bill have been involved with the soccer club since the 80s when their children began playing in intramurals.
Alan Holzer took this intramurals group of boys and continued coaching them from the time they became the Skyhawks in fourth grade through high school. The Skyhawks won the sportsmanship award five times and won the state cup championship in 1997. While coaching the Skyhawks, Alan also coached a girls travel team, the Avalanche from fifth through eighth grades. He has recently taken over responsibility for the Panthers who won their division last fall. Alan has been instrumental in leadership of the club. He is the controller of the New York Stock Exchange.
Bill Clemency has been closely involved with the soccer club since the days when intramural was a coeducational program. His daughter, Colleen, played with this group until they formed a travel team in fifth grade. Bill served as treasurer of the soccer club from 1988 through 1999. He is currently deputy mayor of the Village of Flower Hill. He is an architect and has been involved in design and site development of public and private projects.
The Port Washington Soccer Club provides soccer instruction to more than 500 community children who practice and play weekly in its intramural program. Intramurals starts at the pre-kindergarten level and continues through sixth grade. The club also sponsors 25 soccer travel teams, involving 400 players. Travel play begins in the fourth grade and continues through high school.
The proceeds from the dinner dance are used to provide funding for equipment for use in these programs, for scholarships for many community children (no child is ever turned away for financial reasons) and special funds for two scholarships award to Schreiber High school students. The Joe Cohen Memorial scholarship is awarded the Schreiber senior varsity soccer player with the highest grade point average. The Tyler Rauzon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the Schreiber senior varsity player who best represents the ideal of community spirit and sportsmanship, who demonstrates a strong work ethic on and off the field.
For information about reservations or 50/50 raffle tickets, contact Angela Hitsous Fitzpatrick at 944-5665.