Hundreds Play Soccer For a Good Cause

By WBNG News

March 7, 2011 Updated Mar 7, 2011 at 12:09 AM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Hundreds of soccer players of all ages come to the Town of Union, to help support a good cause.

It's the 4th annual Joe Santacrose It's Almost March Madness Soccer tournament.

More than 60 teams from New York State and Northern Pennsylvania came to the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex to compete in this year's event.

The Joe Santacrose Foundation and the Union-Endicott Sideliners soccer booster club put the tournament on every year in honor of Joe Santacrose.

Money raised goes to 2 annual scholarships, and to help children afford to play sports in the area.

Joe Santacrose was a soccer player at Union-Endicott.

In 1999, he collapsed and died from a heart problem, after playing in a soccer game.

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