Luis Montoya was a driving force in New York City youth soccer. (Photo courtesy of the BASYL)

Services for Luis Montoya will be held Thursday.

Montoya, the founder and former president of the Big Apple Youth Soccer League, passed away on June 26.
He was 76.

Services will be held at Martin A Gleason Funeral Home, 10-25 150th Street, Whitestone, N.Y. 11357 on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.

A Catholic service at Gleason Funeral Home will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Pinelawn Cemetery at 2030 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, N.Y.

To keep his dream alive of helping kids in the BAYSL, donations are being accepted for the Luis Montoya Scholarship Fund: