PLACEMENTS for 2013-2014 season
Townsend Middle School
From the Presidents of Fort Lowell Soccer Club (FLSC) and Tucson Mountain Football Soccer Club (TMSFC)
We are excited to announce that FLSC and TMSFC will be entering into an Alliance starting with the 2013-2014 season. This Alliance will expand and enhance the services that we offer to our players and coaches. Further details will be announced as the Board of Directors of both Clubs establish the framework of this alliance that will bridge the east and west sides of Tucson.
Tucson Association of REALTORS™ and Fort Lowell Soccer Club
Break Ground on Community Project for New Soccer Fields
Philip B. Tedesco, CEO of the Tucson Association of REALTORS™, said “The Tucson Association of REALTORS is proud to be a part of the Shootout and proud that the monies from the event are being invested in the infrastructure of our community to the benefit of our youth, our schools and our neighborhoods.”
Councilwoman Karen Uhlich joined him in praising the project saying, "This partnership offers a model for improving parks and recreation facilities for our children and all residents. The generous investment from the Fort Lowell Soccer Club and the youth soccer community, plus the involvement of Doolen School/TUSD and the City's Parks Department has created beautiful, functional open space for young athletes and surrounding neighbors to enjoy for years to come. Our scarce resources must be better managed, and this kind of collaboration demonstrates how we can succeed by working together as a community."
Curt Cannon, who serves as the volunteer Director of Operations with Fort Lowell Soccer Club explained how the Doolen project is being put together. “With seed money from the Shootout, we have been able to create a community effort that will address the needs of the soccer community for more lit fields,” said Cannon. “While Fort Lowell Soccer Club did the ground work and will fund the majority of the project with proceeds from the Tucson Association of REALTORS™ Shootout, Pima County Junior Soccer League, Tucson Mountain Soccer Football Club, TUSD, the City of Tucson, and private donors have all contributed to make this project a reality.”
The two new fields are being built to the maximum regulation size. “The sizes of the fields provide great versatility,” Cannon explained. “They can be used for competitive play for our older players or they can be configured to provide four small fields for younger players.” The fields will be surrounded by a resilient, paved, lit walking path that is almost a half mile long. “We want to maximize the use of the fields both by the soccer community, the school and the neighborhood,” Cannon said.
The fields are expected to be ready for play in time for the 2014 Tucson Association of REALTORS Shootout next January. The tournament kicks off Tucson’s busy tourist season and generates over $3 million for local businesses each year. “These fields were made possible by the Shootout and it is only fitting that the players who come to enjoy the tournament will inaugurate play on them,” Cannon concluded.