MICHELE CHIECA MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
Born Jan 14, 1941 - Died July 12, 2007
Michele arrived in Canada in 1960 from San Fele Potenza, Regione Della Basilicata, (Lucania) Italia. Michele worked at Nabisco (Kraft) for 38 years and was extremely proud of his Italian Heritage, and showed this by organizing many events. He was one of the founding members and first president of The San Fele Club of Niagara Falls and for Lucania Night at Club Italia. He was also a member of The Sons of Italy (Club Italia) and the Knights of Columbus.
Michele played a major part in the Niagara Falls Soccer Association for over 15 years. He also coached minor league soccer for 15 years and until this day former players would still address him as coach. He was also the past president of Niagara Falls Referee Association. He was also one of the founding members and first president of the Niagara Falls Juventus Association. Michele was involved in soccer since 1968