CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Following the conclusion of the Real Salt Lake-Arizona U-15/16 & U-17/18 Academy matches on Saturday against Seattle Sounders U-15/16 & U-17/18 Academy teams, a teacher appreciation BBQ will be held at the Grande Sports Academy for those who work at the two high schools our residential student-athletes attend in Casa Grande, Arizona.
“What a great way to show our appreciation for the teachers at Mission Heights Preparatory High School and Vista Grande High School,” said Gary Shepler, Residential Academic Tutor at the Grande Sports Academy. “As a teacher, tutor, and resident advisor, I know firsthand how difficult it is for the teachers to deal with our student-athletes who have a challenging schedule and miss quite a bit of school for tournaments and other sporting events. Many of their teachers come in early and stay late to support our student-athletes. We really do appreciate it.”
The U-17/18 match is set to kick off at 11:00 AM, and will be followed by the U-15/16 match at 1:30 PM. Following the conclusion of the second match the BBQ will commence at 4:00 PM.