Hempstead, NY - Over 300 spectators overcame the cool weather and attended a youth clinic and a spring scrimmage that featured the Adelphi men's soccer team and the Hofstra men's soccer team on Saturday, April 10th at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, New York.
The event was hosted by the Massapequa Soccer Club as approximately 60 youngsters from the Massapequa Soccer Club, participated in a youth clinic that was conducted by players and coaches of both Hofstra and Adelphi. All proceeds from this charity event benefitted the Long Island FSHD, a non-profit organization supporting scientific research of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.
The athletes and coaches set-up different stations throughout the field such a heading station, a passing station, and a shooting stations. After the clinic was completed, the teams signed autographs for the kids.
"The event was made possible by members of the Massapequa Soccer Club, and the coaches and players of both the Adelphi men's soccer team and the Hofstra men's soccer team agreeing to the play in this charity event", said Jennifer Valentine, director of the Long Island FHSD Foundation.
"When I was approached by Jennifer Valentine to participate for tonight's event, I gladly accepted," Head Hofstra Coach Richard Nuttall said. In addition to his coaching duties, Nuttall is the Technical Director for the Massapequa Soccer Club.
"We were thrilled that both the Massapequa Soccer Club and the Long Island FSHD Foundation contacted us to participate in tonight's charity event," said Adelphi men's soccer head coach Carlo Acquista.
The Long Island FHSD Foundation is located in Massapequa Park, New York and is the only organization in the New York area, and only one of three in the nation, specifically focused on FSHD. To learn more about FSHD please visit the FSHD website at www.LIFSHD.com or contact them at 516-680-5752 or email us at FSHDFoundation@gmail.com.