Gerald Fiore (left) and ENYYSA president Richard Christiano (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)

Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association presented its Administrator of the Year Award to Gerald Fiore at Eastern New York’s Hall of Fame Banquet on Nov. 5.

The festivities were held at Marina del Rey in the Bronx and celebrated Eastern New York’s 50th anniversary.

Fiore was nominated by Town of Poughkeepsie Soccer Club president Bo Demczar.

“Jerry has always gone above and beyond the call of duty working closely with the TOPSC President and the rest of the Board in getting many things accomplished,” Demczar wrote about Fiore. “He has been associated with TOPSC for well over 20 years with the past six years as a member of the board. Jerry’s son and two daughters played for TOPSC rec and travel programs. Although he no longer has any kids in the program, he continues to volunteer more of his time today to help other kids be part of an excellent soccer program. As treasurer, he continues to work with many families to ensure that children play soccer using payment plans and scholarships.

Fiore also hhas been instrumental in working with community leaders in promoting the sport and securing additional space given our soccer program continues to expand on an annual basis. He has also worked with the local school district in promoting the sport and getting our teams to play under the lights.

TOPSC Phoenix coach Marco Lovell added, “Jerry works tirelessly for our club and never stops working. He is a great ambassador for soccer in promoting and advancing the sport without ever complaining.”

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Gerald Fiore (left) and ENYYSA president Richard Christiano (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)