Oregon Award Winners Honored by Region
Oregon Youth Soccer Association is proud to announce that two award recipients at the 2009 Annual General Meeting have been selected to receive awards by Region IV of US Youth Soccer. Kimberly Wriggle has been selected as the Region IV Volunteer of the Year for 2009 and Tom Jaeger has been selected as the Region IV Girls Competitive Coach of the Year for 2009.
Kim Wriggle was honored for her outstanding efforts as the fundraising coordinator for Eugene Metro Futbol Club. As of the date of her nomination, Kimís efforts were instrumental in raising over $70,000 in support of scholarships for her club. Her continuing efforts make it possible for hundreds of players to participate in the activities of EMFC, who might otherwise be deterred because of cost.
Tom Jaeger was honored for his achievements in developing players and teams for Cascade Futbol Club in Salem. While Tom did coach a State Cup-winning team, he is most remembered by his players and their parents for his emphasis on player development over winning. In addition to coaching soccer for more than 16 years, Tom has coached softball, baseball and basketball for a number of youth sports organizations in the Salem-Keizer area.
Winners of the Region IV awards are selected from nominees submitted by the 14 state association members of the region. Region IV is comprised of the US Youth Soccer-affiliated State Associations in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California North, California South, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.
Recipients of regional awards will be honored at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala to be held Feb. 26, 2010, in Fort Worth, Tex. In addition to receiving regional honors, the names of regional award winners are submitted to US Youth Soccer to be considered for national awards in the same categories.
Oregon Youth Soccer extends wholehearted congratulations to Kim Wriggle and Tom Jaeger. They will travel to Fort Worth with our thanks for their outstanding contributions to the development of youth soccer in Oregon. They are outstanding representatives of the many thousands of volunteers and coaches in our state association and all of the state associations in Region IV.
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