By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
May 25, 2017-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and Capelli Sport, an innovative sportswear and team-wear brand, have announced a corporate partnership that will align the two brands to enhance the sport of soccer in New York State.
As per terms of the agreement, Capelli Sport will become the exclusive apparel supplier for Eastern New York.
Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 by President George Altirs, with the mission to provide quality, functionality and design for high-level performance on the field. Altirs’ more than 25 years in the apparel, fashion and accessory business with parent company GMA Accessories led to the creation of Capelli Sport and many global recreational, club, semi-professional and professional sports partnerships through the brand’s innovative, world-class training gear, equipment and uniforms.
In six years of operation, Capelli Sport has become the official outfitter for a number of internationally recognized sporting organizations and clubs including, but not limited to, the United States Soccer Development Academy member club, Cedar Stars Academy, the nationally recognized high school boys soccer program at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, NJ,the Wilmington Hammerheads FC and the Ocean City Nor’Easters of the Premier Development League, the Harrisburg City Islanders and the Rochester Rhinos of the Division II United Soccer League, the Inter Allies FC of the Ghana Premier League, and the Würzburger Kickers and MSV Duisburg of Germany’s Bundesliga.
“The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has been a focal point for the growth of soccer in the tri-state area,” Altirs said. “New York’s youth athletes will be exposed to Capelli Sport’s world-class equipment, uniforms, training gear and support for player development, through the supply of our sport-specific products to the state’s Olympic Development Program players, coaching staff and educational leaders. The opportunities for growth are endless.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Capelli Sport to the Eastern New York family and look forward to advancing local soccer through this partnership,” commented ENYYSA President Richard Christiano. “Both organizations have a great deal in common, including being passionate about soccer and also being very proud to call New York our home,”
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 on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.