20-Year Soccer Volunteer Gets Hall Of Fame Nod

 Photo/Nassau County Nassau Executive Edward Mangano is pictured with inductee Joe Karam and his wife, Diane, and their family

Photo/Nassau County
Nassau Executive Edward Mangano is pictured with inductee Joe Karam and his wife, Diane, and their family

A 20-year volunteer with the Plainedge Soccer Club was recently inducted into the Long Island Junior Soccer League Hall of Fame.
Joe Karam, who has spent the last 11 years as president of the soccer club, was inducted on March 3 during a LIJSL’s 35 annual convention, which was held at the Huntington Hilton.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano honored Karam for his induction, thanking him and the “entire LI Junior Soccer Club for their years of dedication and commitment to the LI Soccer Program and the community.”
Mangano continued, “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 nearly100 members.