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  • Bronson wins Game Changer Award

    Aug 19, 2015 | Read More News
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    The Tucson Soccer Academy is honoring Supervisor Sharon Bronson, District 3 supervisor and chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, with its 2015 “Game Changer” Award at its kick-off breakfast Aug. 22 at Rillito Regional Park, 4502 N. First Ave. The presentation will take place at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the large white tent in the Rillito track’s infield.

    Sharon BronsonThe award recognizes a person “who has done the most, above and beyond the call of duty, for the good of our kids here in Pima County and for the good of youth soccer in the Old Pueblo,” said Ted Schmidt, president of the Pima County Junior Soccer League and a board member with the Tucson Soccer Academy. He said Bronson is being honored for her efforts to dramatically improve and expand soccer fields in Pima County, particularly at Rillito Park, and for her efforts to protect and improve the quality of life for kids and families in Pima County.

    The breakfast is part of an annual carnival fundraiser that begins at 7 a.m. with the Ann Schmidt Run to Remember, which is open to runners of all ages. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the carnival is 8-11 a.m. Entrance fee is $5. Tucson Soccer Academy alumni will play in a 9 a.m. game and TSA teams will play throughout the morning in a four vs. four tournament.

    Bronson was first elected to office in November 1996. She has served as president of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona and president of the U.S./Mexico Border County Coalition. She has also chaired the Pima Association of Government’s Executive Committee and the local public broadcasting affiliate KUAT Communications Group’s Public Advisory Board. Bronson serves on the Board of Directors for Sun Corridor Inc. (formerly Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities), is a board member of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau and is currently on the Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee for the National Association of Counties.

    Bronson has earned numerous distinctions and awards for her service to the community including: the YWCA’s Women on the Move Award, the Metropolitan Pima Alliance’s Common Ground Award and the Pima Trails Association’s Friend of the Trails Award.

    She was recently honored by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department for her outstanding support of public safety in Pima County.

    More than 1,500 people attended last year’s breakfast, which raised nearly $50,000 for needy families. Tickets may be purchased through TSA teams or at the event.