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MMU and Michael Magro Foundation Soccer for a Cause Tornament

A group of childhood friends collaborate to create a charity event and give back to their hometown community. This year’s soccer tournament will take place on August 2nd.

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Hicksville, NY - July 29th, 2014 - For the third year in a row, The Mastermind Unit is partnering with the Michael Magro Foundation. All of the Soccer For a Cause Tournament proceeds will be given to the local organization. The event will take place at the Kevin Kolm Memorial Field in Hicksville, New York on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

The Michael Magro Foundation was established in 2005 to assist children with cancer and their families in the Hicksville community and the surrounding New York area. The foundation also supports children in the Winthrop Pediatric Specialty Center who are experiencing other types of chronic disease.

The soccer tournament is an enjoyable event, which offers participants the opportunity to enter in the competitive game. In years past, approximately twenty soccer teams from the Tri-State area have played. All participants will be able to enjoy music and entertainment while supporting a worthy cause. Each registrant will receive a special event t-shirt. Teams can register online at with a $500 donation.

The seventh annual charity event is a joint effort between friends, who grew up together and played soccer in Hicksville. Though founders Michael Stamatinos and Brian Horvath live miles away, they travel back every year to organize the event together and give back to their hometown community.

Co-founder of the Mastermind Unit, Stamatinos states, "Coming back home every year and working together with friends to make this tournament happen is something I'm proud of. Donating our time and talent to such a special cause gives me a feeling that is indescribable. Being able to do it with lifelong friends is even more meaningful. Giving back to the community that has given us so much sets a standard and paves the way for others to follow this example."

Questions regarding the upcoming event can be directed to Michael Stamatinos by email at or via phone at 516-729-7801.

About the Mastermind Unit
Mastermind Unit helps individuals lead and organize successful charitable events. It was founded by three childhood friends from Long Island, NY. As avid soccer players, they have hosted the sports tournament as a charity event. They are available to help future leaders brainstorm charitable events. Individuals can learn to become frontrunners through helping with scheduled events or training to run new events. For more information, visit