Eastern District Soccer League Annual Holiday Party
The Eastern District Soccer League held its annual Holiday Party this past Sunday at Casellato’s in Elmsford. Over 50 people attended this gala event. President Peter Pinori thanked everyone for coming and although the party was titled “Holiday Party” Peter clarified that the main theme was “thank you”. Everyone in attendance graciously volunteers their time, without any compensation, to promote the game of soccer. With over 150 teams representing thousands of soccer players the work required to meet the demands of everyone takes more than a handful of people. Peter was so appreciative of everyone’s work that he took the time to visit every table and introduced each volunteer to the room. Nothing was scripted, he spoke with ease as he mentioned just a few of the accomplishments of each person. He also specifically thanked the spouses and “better halves” for putting up with the phone calls, late night meetings and probably spending too much time at the soccer field.
James Bowne Elected to Eastern District Soccer League’s Hall of Fame
The highlight of the party was the induction of James Bowne into the Eastern District Soccer Hall of Fame. His list of accomplishments and support for the Eastern District Soccer League and the game of soccer is truly outstanding. From organizing and running leagues, scheduling and assigning officials James is in the forefront of getting things done. The Eastern District Soccer League has stringent rules and regulations for selection into the Hall of Fame, and James was a unanimous, first ballet inductee. It is truly our pleasure to have someone of James caliber a member of EDSL Hall of Fame.
Courtesy of Auguie Cambria