Administrator of the Year Jerry Fiore on the left with Eastern New York President Richard Christiano
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
November 14, 2022-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Gerald Fiore received our Administrator of the Year Award at Eastern New York’s Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, November 5. The festivities were held at Marina del Rey in the Bronx and celebrated Eastern New York's 50th anniversary.
Jerry was nominated by Town of Poughkeepsie Soccer Club (TOPSC) President Bo Demczar who wrote, “Jerry has always gone above and beyond the call of duty working closely with the TOPSC President and the rest of the Board in getting many things accomplished. He has been associated with TOPSC for well over 20 years with the past six years as a member of the Board. Jerry’s son and two daughters played for TOPSC Rec and Travel programs. Although he no longer has any kids in the program, he continues to volunteer more of his time today to help other kids be part of an excellent soccer program. As Treasurer, he continues to work with many families to ensure that children play soccer using payment plans and scholarships.
Jerry has also been instrumental in working with community leaders in promoting the sport and securing additional space given our soccer program continues to expand on an annual basis. He has also worked with the local school district in promoting the sport and getting our teams to play under the lights. Sometimes, I wonder how he gets everything accomplished given he has a regular, full-time job.”
TOPSC Phoenix coach Marco Lovell added, “Jerry works tirelessly for our club and never stops working. He is a great ambassador for soccer in promoting and advancing the sport without ever complaining.”
With approximately 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 10 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. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/