First place winners from the AZ Elks South District Soccer Shoot on October 9th at Jesse Owens Park in Tucson.
First Place winner: Left to right front:
Catherine Bean (U-14 from Sierra Vista Lodge #2065)
Aliza Parkerson (U-12 from Green Valley Lodge #2592)
Diego Lopez (U-12) from Tucson Lodge #385)
Sammy Ciruli (U-10 from Green Valley Lodge)
Morgan Monahan (U-10 from Green Valley Lodge)
Jordan Million (U-8 from Sierra Vista Lodge)
Cezar Fernandez (U-8 from Sierra Vista Lodge)
Missing is Dylan Peters (U-14 from Sierra Vista Lodge) Left to right back: Walter Lewandowski - AZ State Soccer Shoot Chairman Robert Burns - AZ So. District Soccer Shoot Vice Chairman Article and photo submitted by Cheryl Ponzo - Green Valley Lodge #2592 Leading Knight, Lodge Soccer Shoot Chairman and Lodge Publicity Chairman
On October 9, 2011 the Arizona Elks South District held their annual Soccer Shoot at Jesse Owens Park in Tucson, AZ. Robert Burns, AZ So. District Soccer Shoot Vice Chairman organized this event. There were 23 soccer shooters winners from their local lodges that shot there best for a spot to go to the AZ State Association Soccer Shoot in Tempe, AZ on November 13, 2011. Also, in attendance was the AZ State Association Soccer Shoot Chairman, Walter Lewandowski. Besides these distinctive Elks, there were 13 Elk Members from the various lodges in the South District and 20 different families (~80 family members) that attended this South District Soccer Shoot. Four of the seven first place winners from the local Green Valley Lodge #2592/Sahuarita Lodge #2851 Soccer Shoot attended the AZ South District Soccer Shoot. Aliza Parkerson, Morgan Monahan and Sammy Ciruli won first place at the district level and will advance to the state competition in November. Rylee Arrington won second place in the Girls U-8 division. Four first place winners from the Sierra Vista Lodge #2065 will advance to the AZ State Soccer Shoot level and one from Tucson Lodge #385 will advance to the state level of competition too. From Sierra Vista Lodge they are Catherine Bean, Jordan Million, Cezar Fernandez and Dylan Peters. From Tucson Lodge was Diego Lopez. After the AZ So. District Soccer Shoot there were hot dogs, chips and sodas provided by Tucson East Lodge # 2532 at their lodge for the shooters and families. The winners trophies were presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each division too. A great time was had by all. GREAT JOB SO. DISTRICT SOCCER SHOOTERS!