The Bouzas Family would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all those who had a hand in organizing and planning such a lovely soccer event this past
Sunday in memory of Manny. Much gratitude to Manny’s team, the "Commack Cougars" (Men’s Over 30 Team) and the Commack Soccer League for all their efforts and support! We also appreciated the scrumptious cupcakes from Patricia Truel of Peppermint Patti’s Cupcake Cafe (find her on Facebook), the generous gift cards donated by Brian from Smok ’a Burger (on Larkfield Road in East Northport), the "Kick Cancer" magnets from Kevin, and the delicious home-baked cookies and brownies from Joanne Cassidy and her mom, Noreen. Whether you were able to attend in person or joined us in spirit, WE THANK YOU!
As you all know, Manny truly loved the game of soccer. He learned to play when he was a toddler growing up in Colombia, and he brought his passion for the sport here to the United States, where he taught his wife and kids to love the game as well. He enjoyed coaching and encouraging others just as
much as he loved to play. To Manny, soccer wasn’t just a sport. It meant so much more....it reflected his culture and heritage (of which he was quite
proud) and it represented so many other fine attributes, such as commitment, dedication, teamwork, camaraderie, athleticism, discipline, exercise, and
let’s not forget the simplicity of friends having fun together! Manny was surely with us in spirit on Sunday, and we could feel his presence! He would have been overjoyed to see so many people having so much fun together, whether you played the game or cheered on the sidelines. The smiles, the
laughing, the talking...that’s what life is about - LIVING!
Our family is very appreciative of your never-ending support and care as well as your overwhelming kindness and generosity, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing such a special day with us in memory of our much-missed Manny! May your lives always be filled with joy and GOALS!!!
The Bouzas Gang