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12-Year-Old Lexi Zisselman Honors Her Grandfather By Organizing Kick for a Cure

 
 

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Lexi Zisselman

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

January 23, 2014-Lexi Zisselman and the Albertson Soccer Club, a member of both the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), are very happy to host a new charity event this winter. Lexi, a 12-year old New Hyde Park resident, plays for the Albertson Fury ‘01 and is organizing this fundraiser for her bat mitvah project.

Kick for a Cure will be held at the Hofstra Bubble on their campus in Hempstead on Saturday, February 22 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Kids ages 6 to 19 are urged to participate and the donation is $10 for two penalty kicks.

Prizes include a 32” flat screen TV, iPad Mini, a pizza party for 20 people plus all participants receive a raffle ticket and a Puma soccer ball (subject to availability). All proceeds benefit the Multiple Myeloma Foundation.

Lexi’s father, Marc Zisselman, a member of the Albertson Board of Directors, started volunteering for the Multiple Myeloma Foundation after his father Isaac was diagnosed with the disease in 2004. Isaac died a year later at the age of 63, when Lexi was three years old. Over the past decade, Marc has helped raise money with an annual fundraising event for myeloma research called Laugh for Life, featuring comedians. Last May, “Laugh for Life” raised $900,000 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

Sponsors of Kick for a Cure include Five Corners Auto Salon, Showcase Kitchens, Mr. Jay Appliances, Angelina’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, Puma and the Paul Riley Soccer School. For more information, please contact Lexi and Marc at mzisselman@yahoo.com

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“I am very excited to raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in memory of my grandfather,” Lexi said. “He died too young so I hope we can eventually find a cure for multiple myeloma.”

With 123,843 youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.

 

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