Terryville BU10 Juventus Cleans Up, Gives Back
June 17, 2014 | by Ken Ilchuk
For decades, the Long Island Junior Soccer League has promoted the mission of building character through soccer. Sometimes the lessons are learned through success on the field. Other times, young athletes learn tough lessons through losses. Sometimes, those lessons of teamwork, commitment, and representing your community with pride carry over to events off the field. This year, the players of the BU10 Terryville Juventus have experienced all three.
Prior to the recent Town of Brookhaven Spring Clean Up, team mom Kathy Dein and other parents approached the grounds department of the Comsewogue School District. The boys wanted to use the clean up to make an impact on a place that had special meaning to them…the soccer fields! So after a weekend of games and a day of practices, the team took to the fields and collected garbage, cans, and bottles, filling six large garbage bags.
“These boys have been playing on these fields since they were 3 years-old,” said Dein. “It was a great opportunity for our boys to give back, and we greatly appreciate the willingness of the grounds department to allow this event to take place.”
The Long Island Junior Soccer League commends the members of the Terryville Juventus and the Terryville Soccer Club for their work in the community and for continuing to teach the valuable lesson of building character through soccer.