Event Spotlight: Hauppauge Soccer Kicks In For Sandy

Hauppauge Soccer League to host fund raising event at Hauppauge High School from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.


While life is slowly returning to normal for most of Hauppauge after being without power for up to two weeks, local residents haven't forgotten that there's still those in need. 

Hauppauge Soccer League will be hosting a fund raising event "Hauppauge Kicks In" on Sunday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at  Hauppauge High School. 

Jeff Segal, a member of the Hauppauge Soccer League, said an impromptu 12-person committee came together to organize an event to raise fund for Hurricane Sandy after the season came to an abrupt end. 

"The season go cut short by the hurricane, or superstorm," Segal said. "It was supposed to end on Nov. 18  but Long Island Junior Soccer League ended the season after the hurricane hit due to status of uniforms and fields. Some many teams don't even have access to fields." 

So Hauppauge's travel and youth soccer teams will be inviting local resident to come down and watch a round of exhibition games this Sunday to help those struggling after Hurricane Sandy. 

The event will include soccer clinics, games, inflatable fun houses and face painting for children. There will be raffle tickets sold for various prize baskets donated by local businesses including WBAB donating two tickets to an upcoming concert at the Tilles Center. 

In addition to the games, there will be a live performance by dj and a local band that has dubbed itself Hurricane Relief. 

In return, the soccer league is asking resident to bring donations of non-perishable food and toiletry items, that along with all money raised will be donated to Long Island Harvest and the American Red Cross. 


What: "Hauppauge Kicks In" 

Where:  Hauppauge High School

When:  Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Cost: Free

Sharon Lynn November 16, 2012 at 11:19 PM
It's going to be a great day.....come check out all the great raffles we have!!


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