Editor's Note: Mike Witover spent four years as president of the Three Village Soccer Club during the 1980s.
To the Editor:
As a past Three Village Soccer Club President and one that was serving at the time the original “P Lot” fields went in, it is my recollection that the spirit of the agreement with the University and the TVSC was as follows:
“If the TVSC promotes good will between the University and the club, fosters a community wide service, maintains the fields properly, acts as a responsible organization and provides management, stewardship and leadership the agreement and understanding shall remain in effect."
The TVSC has become the premier community and sports venue in our neighborhood and on Long Island, bringing pride and recognition to our community and to the University as well. The TVSC, a wholly volunteer organization, brings joy to so many of the families that reside in the community. On any given weekend thousands of our athletes young and old, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, coaches, volunteers and friends come to participate in the TVSC soccer experience, which provides a wholesome family activity enjoyed by everyone.
The TVSC has acted in a responsible manner and has lived up to the initial agreement. I personally feel that all of these years the TVSC leadership and dedicated volunteers have worked closely with the University, providing for our community past, present and future, and should not be bullied into a take-it-or-leave ultimatum.
– Mike Witover