The East Meadow Stingrays, along with other teams from the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), recently participated in a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview.
A dozen teams of Estée Lauder employees and executives and girls teams from the Long Island Junior Soccer League, took part in a series of friendly games to support the fight against breast cancer.
“The focus is on fun and on creating breast cancer awareness,” said Carlos Ospina, an Estée Lauder employee and organizer of the event. “The assistance we get from the LIJSL, the park staff, who do a great job for us, and the referees who volunteer their time, is just extraordinary.”
The event raised $1,700 to the more than $8.5 million that the Estée Lauder Company has raised for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“At the end of the day, we had a lot of fun and accomplished our goal of raising money and awareness for breast cancer research,” Carlos said. "It was great to see the parents, coaches and players embrace that as well."