#LIJSLGoodSports: West Babylon SC Acts Locally, Thinks Globally
November 17, 2014 | by Ken Ilchuk
The West Babylon Soccer Club is a community-oriented club. For the past 24 years the club has hosted a Soccer Marathon in late spring where over $450,000 has been donated to the Ronald McDonald House and to various families with children with medical conditions to help pay their medical bills.
The club also raises money and hosts several food drives throughout the year for the local church food pantry for Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The WBSC also donates gift cards for the local church to purchase gifts during the holiday season.
The club is also a good community partner, constantly working with other local organizations. They have participated in an Anti-Bullying Campaign, working closely with the West Babylon School District, the WBFD, and the West Babylon Little League. This holiday season, they’ll be working with the school district and the fire department once again on a community caroling event. During opening weekend of the fall season, the club collected 900 pounds of clothing for Big Brother and Big Sisters.
But while they act locally, they also think globally. This past year, West Babylon Soccer Club sent gently used soccer equipment and 300 soccer club t-shirts to Africa.
The directors and members of the West Babylon Soccer Club believe that giving back to the community is as important as the sport itself, and that dedication to doing the right thing both on and off the field is a true example of the Long Island Junior Soccer League’s mission of building character through soccer.