ENYYSA Donated $250,000 To Soccer Clubs after Hurricane Sandy

2013-03-08T18:48:59-05:00Fundraising, SportsSignup Updates|
BigAppleSoccer.com covers all levels of soccer in New York and New Jersey, from youth to college to the pro leagues and national teams and recently chose the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association’s (ENYYSA) response to Hurricane Sandy as the number one story of 2012! ENYYSA and affiliated non-profit organizations, including SportsSignup, donated nearly $250,000 to needy soccer clubs and teams devastated by the hurricane.
Long Island Junior Soccer League Distributes $125,000 For Hurricane Sandy Relief
$125,000 was raised by the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), the largest league in ENYYSA. The LIJSL received 75 applications at their office in Ronkonkoma for grant money and all 75 applica
nts received some form of aid.
“We disbursed $125,000 and we wish that we had more to give,” said LIJSL President Addie Mattei-Iaia. “We hope and pray that all the Long Island families affected by the storm are on the road to recovery. As a Long Islander, I am proud to see how everyone has come together to help our neighbors and I sincerely hope that our communities will be able to come together again on the playing fields this spring.”
The grant money was a combination of LIJSL funds approved by the Board of Directors, unused referee funds from unplayed games donated by the LIJSL club presidents, referee assigning fees from the two cancelled weeks of the season donated by the Long Island Soccer Referees Association plus donations from the East Hudson Youth Soccer League and Sports SignUp. An honorary committee consisting of Sports SignUp CEO Anthony Bruno, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi received the grant requests and determined the allocation of the monies.