Some of the winners, clockwise from left to right: Noah Mellen, two Hewlett/Lawrence players coached by Paul Kelshaw, Nixon Salinas, Maddie Kenning and Riley Cullen.
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
February 22, 2018-It’s becoming a winter tradition as the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) held our “Love the Game” Giveaway from February 1 to Valentine’s Day for the third consecutive year. As the contest was conducted on Eastern New York’s very popular social media sites, people entered by showing their love for soccer on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
“We would like to thank all those players, coaches, referees and administrators who participated in our Love the Game Giveaway as well as the sponsors who donated in making it a success, “ commented Eastern New York President Richard Christiano. “Congratulations to all 14 winners.”
Here’s to the winners:
February 1-Capelli rain jacket: Enesio Capollari, BU11 Rotterdam Tirana player, Capital District Youth Soccer League
February 2-Capelli rain jacket: Paul Kelshaw, Hewlett/Lawrence coach of kindergarten players, Long Island Junior Soccer League
February 3-Capelli winter jacket: Riley Cullen, GU11 North Babylon Legacy player, Long Island Junior Soccer League
February 4-Capelli winter jacket: Tito Castillo, BU19 Albertson Fire assistant coach, Long Island Junior Soccer League
February 5-Capelli T-shirt and backpack: Leilani Escobar, GU11 Southampton Blue player, Long Island Junior Soccer League
February 6-Capelli T-shirt and backpack: Nixon Salinas, BU11 Beacon Bombers player, East Hudson Youth Soccer League
February 7-Capelli T-shirt and backpack: Angelo Coniglio, BU15 Auburndale Cosmos player, Long Island Junior Soccer League
February 8-Capelli T-shirt and backpack: Nicholas Castorina, BU15 East Fishkill Fusion player, East Hudson Youth Soccer League
February 9-Capelli rain jacket: Michael Lotz, BU15 Hyde Park Tornadoes player, East Hudson Youth Soccer League
February 10-Capelli rain jacket: Noah Mellen, BU12 LaGrange Riptide player, East Hudson Youth Soccer League
February 11-Capelli rain jacket: Maddie Kenning, GU14 Deer Park Turbulence player, Long Island Junior Soccer League
February 12-SportPins Engraved Crystal Soccer Ball Statue: Alex Bailey, BU12 Ballston Spa Pulisic player, Capital District Youth Soccer League, and 2006 ODP North player
February 13-SportPins Engraved Crystal Soccer Ball Statue: Bryan Cortes, BU9 New York Kids Toros player, Big Apple Youth Soccer League
February 14-New York Red Bulls tickets: Dakota Quick, GU13 Kingston Wildfire player, East Hudson Youth Soccer League
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and 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 Children With Special Needs. 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 onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.