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A Family Affair

A group of kids and Senator Zaffirini and Carlos Zaffirini pose in front of a mini-pitch


A new mini-pitch in honor of Senator Judith Zaffirini was officially unveiled at the newly renamed Senator Judith Zaffirini Park (formerly Ochoa Park) in Laredo.

The mini-pitch was funded by U.S. Soccer Foundation board member Carlos Zaffirini through the Audrey & Carlos Zaffirini Family Foundation.

Funding from the City of Laredo Parks & Recreation Department and discretionary funds from District 4 were also used to install a concrete pad to support the installation of the mini-pitch.

  • Soccer plays an important role in our community, and this mini-pitch will make sure more children have the facilities and resources to play and develop important skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

    Carlos Zaffirini

    U.S. Soccer Foundation Board Member

  • Playing soccer on this state-of-the-art facility will enable Laredoans to enjoy healthy, wholesome fun while strengthening relationships. What’s more, the competitive, collaborative, preparatory, team-building and leadership skills the players will develop should help them throughout their lives in countless ways, including at home and in their careers.

    Senator Judith Zaffirini