On Tuesday Nov. 26 from 4-7 p.m., the soccer club is hosting the event in an effort to keep their seasonal clinic free for local kids.
As previously reported, Jose Alfaro of Huntington Station is known in the community for coaching the Huntington High School soccer team, along with being the director of his training academy, Alfaro Soccer Academy. The academy works with the Suffolk County Police Athletic League Inc. (PAL) and the Suffolk County Police Department Second Precinct) to provide free lessons and games, as well as his new soccer club, Huntington Inter FC.
Tuesday night’s fundraiser will help keep the clinic free, he said. “What we’re doing now is to make the cost low and keep bringing scholarships to the kids,” he added.
With tickets starting at just $20, Alfaro is anticipating a full house, but everyone is welcome to come eat, drink and play.
“The Rust & Gold is giving us the whole space so kids can come play when they usually wouldn’t be allowed in,” he said. He added that there’s going to be a kid-friendly menu that adults will enjoy, too.
The goal is to raise enough money to go back into the clinic. He said that nets can cost up to $6,000 and he wants his kids to have the best of the best. The more money they raise on Tuesday night, the more he can bring back to the team, which consisted of over 250 kids this last clinic.
The event will also host sponsor tables for local businesses that want to participate and Alfaro said he is trying to incorporate the whole town including local officials, school districts and small businesses.
“This is a community-based soccer club,” he said. “I am trying to get the town of Huntington to be a little more involved with the kids in this town.”
Tickets are available online at Eventbrite, and tickets are available at the door.
“I want to get the town to know that there’s another club out there for the kids,” he added.