Three on Three Soccer Tourney a Charitable Success


On Wednesday, June 3rd, Bethpage High School’s academic center teachers–Ms. Balvin, Mr. Catapano, and Mr. Berardi–hosted a 3 v 3 soccer tournament, working together with the Charity “Gear up, Play Hard” led by a 21-year-old Molloy graduate, Lanier Mason.

BHS collected four boxes of used equipment from students, teachers, and community  members, all to be donated to kids in need all across the island. BHS also donated a hundred seventy-five dollars to the charity.

For the tournament, eighteen teams signed up and over 60 kids participated. After all the mini soccer games on the turf, the “Golden ELLs”–Josue Rivera, Batun Ozkul, Ronal Torres, Marcos Ochoa, Walter Pacheo–took first place, going undefeated. The first place team won “3 v 3 Champs” shirts, second place won mini-soccer balls, and third one netted sport water bottles.

In second place was MLS, consisting of Daniel Lizarazo, Ryan Mendes, and Nick Maggi. Rounding out the finishers was Istanbul F.C., made up by Frank Iacovano, Carlos Bastidas, Cormac? Foley, Tommy Lang.

Ms. Balvin said, “It was very successful, a lot of fun, and extremely exciting. I was very proud of everyone who participated.”