PHOTO: New York City Police Commissioner
Raymond W. Kelly posed with first and second-place winners of the inaugural
“NYPD United” soccer league tournament
Saturday at Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn. The winning team, also
called United, beat the Revolution 2-1 after playing four matches including periods
of heavy rain. Both teams were comprised of young men from the Muslim
Youth Center in Bensonhurst.
“NYPD United” is a citywide soccer league for teenagers
run by NYPD Community Affairs. The league is open to youth ages 14 to 19.
Saturday’s championship preceded the league’s summer season, which kicks off
June 21. Approximately 140 city youth have signed up to play.
Individuals and organizations who are interested in
volunteering or contributing to NYPD United can contact NYPD Community Affairs
Deputy Inspector Amin Kosseim, (646) 610-5323.
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