This Saturday night, March 8, Victor and Jackye Pazmiño will be honored at the annual EPYSA Awards Reception in Trevose, Pa. They will be the recipients of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Volunteer of the Year.
Coming from a Latin American heritage, both Victor & Jackye were raised with the beautiful game always in their lives. From watching club games and World Cup matches on TV, going to NY Cosmos games, or playing in high school, college and neighborhood leagues, the Pazminos have always had some connection with soccer throughout their lives. So, of course, when their kids came along, the love of the sport automatically was also transferred to their three girls, Sophia, Olivia and Bianca.
Their girls started playing soccer in the New York Long Island Patriot league from when they were five years old. When they moved from Long Island to West Grove in 2006, they were delighted to find wonderful organizations, such as the Southern Chester County Soccer Association (SCCSA), that were available to continue to provide their family with soccer memories.
For the past eight years, they've had the pleasure of being involved in various positions with SCCSA. From coaching numerous recreation teams/age brackets, to organizing teams as age group commissioner, to Jackye's current role as vice president of recreation, the Pazmiños have enjoyed every moment of their affiliation with SCCSA.
"They are a huge part of providing programs for our 850 rec players,” said Michael Finnegan, SCCSA President and EPYSA vice president. “Jackye and Victor do everything from organizing teams and coaches, to picking up equipment and inflating balls, to organizing a free cleat exchange program. All of this while co-coaching a Girls U18 Rec team. They have also both been very supportive in our TOPSoccer program. Their connections through their daughter with special needs have helped to promote and grow our program. I would not be able to run SCCSA if those two did not move to our area and get involved.”