By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
January 30, 2013-The New York Referees Association (NYRA) has been providing officials for Eastern New York State Senior Association and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) games for decades. NYRA will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a Dinner/Dance on Saturday night, April 13, from 8 pm to 1 am at Leonard’s of Great Neck.
The Dinner/Dance provides a rare chance to meet and socialize with the finest referees and administrators of Eastern New York. NYRA is hopeful that the five living FIFA referees from Eastern New York, who represented US Soccer at the highest level of the sport, will attend the Dinner/Dance. 92-year-old John DiSalvatore, a FIFA referee from 1966 to 1973, has already committed to coming.
"It should be a very festive occasion and we are honoring a legend in Johnny D," commented State Referee Administrator Howard Rubenstein.
The cost is $125 per person. The check is payable to the New York Referees Association and sent to Mr. Keith Bantz, 90 East Second Street, Deer Park, NY 11729.
For more information, please contact Keith at 631-940-8400 or Frank Sorrentino at 718-288-7528.
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 12 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.