With a focus on sustaining a quality community, the Tucson Association of REALTORS® views its title sponsorship of the event as a dynamic way to advance the region’s economy.
The Shootout has a very significant economic impact on our entire community, with more than four million dollars annually being pumped into the economy. Because of this fun, healthy, youth-oriented athletic event, those dollars support hundreds of tourism, restaurant, and hospitality jobs.
Since 2009, TAR has been the title sponsor. The tournament is organized and presented by the Fort Lowell Soccer Club and takes place in January at the Kino Sports Complex as well as additional sites throughout Tucson.
This event is Southern Arizona’s largest youth soccer tournament that attracts approximate ly 5,000 soccer players, coaches, families and fans from all over the southwestern United States and Mexico.
TAR’s sponsorship goes beyond the goodwill of supporting a major event. Our investment will help develop jobs,recognize and retain small businesses, increase the tax base and quality of life, and promote the use of local parks and athletic facilities.
And one more benefit? The proceeds are re-invested in the community to benefit youth programs. At the end of the 2016, TAR had invested just under $200,000 as the title sponsor of the Shootout.