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NYIT Athletics Sponsoring Soccer Events to Benefit Haitian Children

Long Islanders are invited to see a collegiate women’s soccer tournament, attend soccer clinics and beat-the-pro competitions as well as a men’s soccer game as part of the “Kick, Score, Save” soccer event on Saturday, April 30 on New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury campus. The event will benefit Save the Children-Haiti.

The event will also include a shootout contest, face painting and other family activities, along with a men’s soccer game featuring the NYIT Bears and the NJIT Highlanders. Raffles, food vendors and other activities will support Save the Children’s work in Haiti. The event, which organizers plan to make an annual tradition, is sponsored by NYIT Department of Athletics and Recreation in partnership with Save the Children Long Island Council. 

“I am excited to begin, what I envision, as a long and productive relationship with Save the Children,” said NYIT Director of Athletics and Recreation Clyde Doughty, Jr. 

Board members at Save the Children embraced the idea a benefit based on soccer because it is played all around the world. 

“It is a sport that is often played in underprivileged countries with bare feet with a makeshift ball,” said STC board members Philippine Bosch and Lynn Gundersen. “Yet, it builds community. That’s what we will be doing here at this event; working together as a community to raise funds and awareness.”

For more information or to sign up, visit SaveTheChildrenLI.org or call (631) 423-1977. Additional details are available on nyit.edu/athletics or by calling 686-7626.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our independence without political agenda or religious orientation. 

When disaster strikes, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care, and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. Since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Save the Children has responded with lifesaving and life sustaining assistance. To meet the overwhelming demand, we need to continue raising funds for Haiti. We aspire to a transformation that will lift Haiti into a future when children have access to health care and education and have safe places to live and play.

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 85,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.