Joe Strauss Invitational 2003
Coventry, Rhode Island
Proceeds from this tournament fund programs to combat underage drinking.
Donated by Steven J. Horowitz.
Visit the Joe Strauss Foundation website.
Patch #1463, added on June 8, 2003.
Information from the Joe Strauss Foundation:
THE SOCCER GENIE
On Mother's Day 1996 Joe Strauss, a passionate soccer player from
Coventry, R.I, died in an alcohol related car crash. He was the
passenger. Joe was only 20. History has it that before every game
Joe would give the goalie this self made Genie. The team went on to
win five R.I. Regional Cup finals.
Adolescents and teens should be aware of the problems of underage
drinking and the deadly effects it can have. It is our wish that
what happened to Joe never happens to anyone again. The Genie
should serve as a symbol of this wish.