HAMILTON SQUARE, N.J. – The New Jersey Soccer Association will celebrate a century of New Jersey soccer history at its Centennial Celebration Gala Dinner on Sunday November 3, 2013. Hosted by the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, N.J., hors d’oeuvres will be served at 4:00 P.M. with dinner and a ceremony to follow.
Last week, the NJSA Centennial Committee Chairman Charlie Stillitano, Jr., CEO of RELEVENT SPORTS and radio host of Sirius XMFC, has announced that three Garden State soccer greats -John Harkes, Tab Ramos and Claudio Reyna – will attend the event. Previuosly, it was announced that Hank Steinbrecher, former United States Soccer Federation General Secretary/Executive Director and current President of Touchline Consultants Inc., will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Additional soccer personalities will be joining the festivities. It was announced today that those famous players, will be joined at the event by Giovanni Savarese, current New York Cosmos head coach; by Jennifer O’Sullivan, former commissioner of Women Professional Soccer league and by current and former college coaches like Dave Mazur (St. John’s University), Dan Donigan (Rutgers University), Jim Balow (Princeton University) and Manfred Schellscheidt (Seton Hall University).
Tom McCabe, visiting professor of history at Rutgers-Newark, will make a short presentation on the history of the game in the state.
Included in the purchase of a Gala ticket comes the chance to win one of the following prizes:
. two (2) tickets to the 2014 Champions League Final in Lisbon, Portugal
. an autographed Lionel Messi jersey
. two (2) tickets/field passes to the Argentina-Ecuador friendly match at MetLife Stadium on November 14, 2013.
Individuals can purchase tickets online from either the NJSA Centennial Website atwww.100years.soccernjsa.com, or from the NJSA website at www.soccernjsa.com. Look for the “CENTENNIAL TICKETS” tab on the main page.
Come join us and celebrate the legacy of New Jersey soccer!
About the New Jersey Soccer Association: Founded in 1913 and celebrating its Centennial, the New Jersey Soccer Association is a “TAX-EXEMPT” amateur soccer organization dedicated to the promotion and education of the sport of soccer. The NJSA is one of the charter members of the United State Soccer Federation, the national governing body for the sport, and is affiliated with the United States Adult Soccer Association. The NJSA administers various Premier and Recreation Leagues for men and women. The NJSA Premier Member Leagues are the Garden State Soccer League (covering 16 of the state’s counties) and the North Jersey Soccer League. With approximately 130 teams, the GSSL is one of the largest leagues in the Northeast. The league is divided into different levels of competition depending on the player’s skill levels and it also organizes divisions for Women and Men Over-30 and Over-40. Currently the NJSA registers approximately 5,000 players in all of their leagues and estimates more than 500,000 players have suited up in the last 100 years. For more information visit www.soccernjsa.com.