Long Island Scrap Metal

August 9, 2011

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): Max and Jared Gershowitz and their father, Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling; Robert Calarco, Chief of Staff, Office of Suffolk County Legislator Jack Eddington; Legislator Eddington; and Martin Carlino, Volunteer, Play for Peace Soccer Tournament.

 

Gershow Recycling sponsored and donated $2,000 to help defray the costs of putting on the third annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament, which was held July 30 at the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer Complex in Medford.

Approximately 500 spectators came to this free event. Eight teams - four men's teams and four women's teams - participated in the tournament. In the championship games, Port Jeff Sporting Goods won the men's division and the Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers won the women's division.

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.

 

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