Long Island Scrap Metal

August 6, 2010

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for
Play for Peace Soccer Tournament

Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for  Play for Peace Soccer Tournament

Pictured (left to right): Paul Bressler, Coach/Organizer, Hidalgos; Joff Sahin, Owner, Medford Pita House; Gail Shafer, Team Coordinator, Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers; Brookhaven Town Clerk Patricia Eddington; Robert Calarco, Chief of Staff, Office of Suffolk County Legislator Jack Eddington and Organizer, Play For Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament; Suffolk County Legislator Jack Eddington; Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling; Ashley Beard, a graduate of Patchogue-Medford High School who sang the "Star Spangled Banner" before the start of the tournament; her mother; and Jerry Bonfiglio, Senior Pastor, Patchogue Church of the Nazarene.


Gershow Recycling sponsored and donated $2,000 to help defray the costs of putting on the second annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament, which was held July 31 at the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer Complex in Medford.

Approximately 400 spectators came to this free event. Ten teams participated in the tournament. In the championship game, the Medford Pita House defeated the Hidalgos.

The goals of Play For Peace were to bring together diverse nationalities within the community for a full day of World Cup-style soccer and to use sports as a way for people from different ethnic backgrounds to find common ground. This year's tournament was organized by the office of Suffolk County Legislator Jack Eddington.

"Gershow Recycling was pleased to support the village of Patchogue and Legislator Eddington in their efforts to build community bonds and understanding through sports," said Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling.