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Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League Donates to Healthcare Workers Through NY Loves Coffee

Elmhurst Hospital COO Wayne Zimmerman and a small part of the donation

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

May 7, 2020-The Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL), founded in 1933 and the oldest league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and American youth soccer, recently made a $1,000 donation to NY Loves Coffee. 

“The CJSL, on behalf of its member clubs, donated 400 cups of iced coffee and iced tea plus 100 doughnuts to Elmhurst Hospital through NY Loves Coffee, an initiative for individuals and corporations to contribute coffee to be delivered for free to New York City Hospitals,” explained CJSL First Vice President Paul Kontonis. “A free cup of coffee is a token of appreciation and thanks for everything our New York City healthcare workers are doing.”

A video of the delivery is linked here:

NY Loves Coffee partnered with specialty coffee shops in New York to deliver fresh coffee to hospitals across the city. The coffee purchases keep these small businesses percolating throughout the crisis and sends much needed support and thanks to those on the frontlines as they care for sick New York City residents.


New York has by far the most coronavirus-related fatalities of any state with approximately 20,000 New Yorkers dying from it this year, with New York City accounting for over 60% of those deaths. 

With approximately 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.