Players from around the country will gather Saturday at Baldwin Park in Hempstead, Long Island, to compete in the South Asian Sports Network (SASN) World Cup 2017, an event that will also honor a local Guyanese immigrant family for its charitable medical missions.
The league will honor the Subraj family, founders of Zara Realty, based in Jamaica, Queens, who have led medical missions to Guyana to treat thousands of local residents for free. The missions, funded by the George Subraj Family Foundation, have successfully carried out 34 kidney transplants and 60 corneal transplants, as well as thousands of health screenings.
George Subraj, who founded Zara Realty in 1982, died in November 2016. His son, Tony Subraj, has continued the charitable work and he will accept the honor Saturday from the SASN.
“On behalf of the George Subraj Family Foundation and Zara Realty, I am tremendously honored to accept this recognition for the charitable and humanitarian work we continue to do in Guyana, bringing much needed critical medical care to thousands of residents,” said Tony Subraj, Vice President of Zara Realty. “I am also proud to join with the South Asian Sports Network and all of the players and coaches to help raise funds for victims of the recent hurricanes. It is important that we all do what we can for those in need.”
Zara Realty manages over 2.6 million square feet of residential property in Queens, N.Y. and Hempstead, Long Island.
Countries represented at the softball tournament are the U.S., Dominican Republic, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Ireland and the West Indies.
About South Asian Sports Network: A Long Island, NY based quickly growing organization running softball, basketball, football, and bowling leagues in Long Island and Queens for the greater South Asian community. For more information visit www.southasiansportsnetwork.com