Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano honored Joe Karam for his induction into the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) Hall of Fame, on Friday, March 3, at the Huntington Hilton. Joe is a 20-year volunteer with the Plainedge Soccer Club, serving the last 11 years as President.
“I would like to thank Joe and the entire LI Junior Soccer Club for their years of dedication and commitment to the LI Soccer Program and the community,” said County Executive Mangano. “In addition to contributing to the Long Island Junior Soccer League community, Joe volunteers his time and efforts to supporting countless organizations within the Plainedge school district and community. Congratulations on this great honor.”
The Long Island Junior Soccer League was founded in 1966, by a group of men who hoped to promote the well-being of youth on Long Island while expanding their knowledge and appreciation of the sport of soccer. There are 1,500-2,000 teams per year with over 20,000 players. The Hall of Fame currently has less than 100 members.
Pictured with County Executive Mangano: Inductee Joe Karam, his wife Diane, and their family