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Centennials Year End Celebration

Family fun and sun all on the day’s agenda

The Garden City Centennials held their annual year-end Soccer Fest at St. Paul’s on Saturday, June 1. The day-long event is the culmination of the soccer season for the more than 2,100 young girls and boys that participate in one of the many programs the Centennials offer. Highlighted by the giving out of the annual awards to all players, the youngsters also enjoyed the fun games and activities throughout the day. Soccer Fest also represented the close of the travel season for the 41 girls and boys teams that compete in the Long Island Junior Soccer League. And with 39 travel teams, the Centennials have become one of the top programs not only on Long Island, but in New York State.

The club was founded in 1969, the 100th anniversary of the Village of Garden City. The Centennials were organized to provide the youth of the community with a positive experience through playing the sport of soccer.

The Centennials offer the boys and girls of Garden City a program that is designed to give everyone the ability to play and choose their level of involvement from kindergarten through high school. Programs are offered ranging from intramurals, travel, special needs and even a senior division.

The club also offers special skills training and goalie clinics throughout the fall and spring seasons to enhance the experience of all the children who want to enhance their soccer abilities.