Calarco Donates To Foster Community Cultural Awareness
September 13, 2012
Proceeds from Play for Peace Soccer Tournament Goes to Pat-Med Library Programs
(Patchogue, NY) Legislator Rob Calarco and the Play for Peace Soccer Tournament Committee were pleased to be able to donate the proceeds from the 2012 Annual Play for Peace Soccer Tournament to Patchogue-Medford Library. The money is to be used for programs that target the Latino population to promote cultural assimilation.
The Play for Peace Soccer Tournament, first organized through Leg. Calarco’s office in conjunction with the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer League as a response to the Marcello Lucero tragedy, is in its fourth year. In that time, the tournament has grown and become a tradition, the purpose of which is to bring the sports-loving community together to celebrate diversity, raise awareness, promote tolerance and raise money for local programs and organizations that actively promote ethnic peace, unity, and assimilation.
“I am proud of Play for Peace and all the good people who take part in the tournament for all the right reasons. The tournament really grew this year and that has meant having proceeds to further the mission. I and the Play for Peace Committee are particularly grateful to our numerous sponsors, particularly Gershow Recycling; Bridgehampton National Bank; Tritec Real Estate Co.; and the Suffolk County P.B.A., who generously supported this effort for the good of the community. We hope to welcome you back next year,” said Leg. Calarco.
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