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  • Tucson Soccer Academy clubhouse grand opening draws more than 350

    Jan 06, 2014 | Read More News
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    TSA clubhouseMore than 350 people turned out Friday, Jan. 3, for the grand opening of the Ann Kathryn Schmidt Kickin’ It Clubhouse at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road.

    Supervisor Ray CarrollPima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, District 4, and retired District 1 Supervisor Ann Day spoke at the ceremony.

    Andy Morales, who writes about high school sports on TucsonCitizen.com, wrote this report about project.

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted last year to lease an old building at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park to TSA at no charge for 20 years in exchange for TSA’s improvements.

    Retired Supervisor Ann DayTSA raised funds to renovate the building and furnish it for use by young people who play and practice soccer at the park. The clubhouse now includes a study area, workout room, offices, a meeting room and an area for coaches to review Workout roomgame film.

    The clubhouse is named for Tucson Soccer Academy President Ted Schmidt’s wife, who was a TSA team manager for eight years until she died from breast cancer on her birthday on Jan. 3, 2011.

    Photos were provided by Bill Morrow.