August 2, 2012
Gershow Recycling Donates $2,000 for Play for Peace Soccer Tournament
John C. Zaher (left) and Suffolk County Legislator Robert Calarco (right).
Gershow Recycling sponsored and donated $2,000 to help defray the costs of putting on the fourth annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament, which was held July 28 at the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer Complex in Medford.
Approximately 500 spectators came to this free event. Fourteen teams — ten men’s teams and four women’s teams — participated in the tournament. In the men’s competitive division, the Bellport Blasters, sponsored by Gershow Recycling, took home the Good Sportsmanship Award. The Pita House was the division winner. The Unathletics, sponsored by AVOICE, won the men’s recreational division and the Good Sportsmanship Award went to YMCA.
In the women’s competitive division, the Soccer Mafia, sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank, was the winner and L.I. United, sponsored by Port Jeff Sporting Goods, was runner-up. Save The Tourney, sponsored by Swirls and Twirls Frozen Yogurt, won the Good Sportsmanship Award.
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 Robert Calarco.
"Gershow Recycling is pleased again to support this year’s ‘Play for Peace.’ We salute former Legislator Eddington for establishing this event and Legislator Calarco for continuing it, as an effort to bring members of our diverse communities together and build understanding through sports,” said Kevin Gershowitz, president of Gershow Recycling.