CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon (center) shows off his new CASL Hall of Fame jersey with ’09 Hall of Famer Bill Trott (left) & CASL’s Michael Milazzo.
CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon received induction into the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) Hall of Fame on Sunday, January 24, 2010. CASL inducted Goodmon into the honorary division of its Hall of Fame for his contributions to the league and youth soccer in the Triangle.
The ceremony was the first of its kind for CASL. The organization established their Hall of Fame in 1996. The expansion of the hall of fame this year included categories for players, administrators, coaches and special honorees. The event took place at the Marriott Crabtree Valley.
Goodmon has a long history of involvement with CASL, beginning in the early 1970s when “soccer was only a fledgling sport in the Triangle.”
“Those efforts were vital to CASL’s survival, because Jim’s leadership role in the community attracted others in the community to support CASL,” said the organization of his induction. “Subsequently, when Jim and the CASL leadership determined that CASL’s future required permanent soccer fields, Jim stepped forward, purchased 110 acres on Perry Creek Road and donated the land that is now the WRAL Soccer Center to CASL.”
2010 CASL Hall of Fame inductees Jim Goodmon (r to l), Israel “Izzy” Hernandez, Roland Paiva with ’09 inductee Tommy Cline & ’06 inductee Jimmy Rogers.
“Jim Goodmon’s vision and generosity created the centerpiece of CASL’s success today,” CASL continued. “Indeed, this gift has insured CASL’s future success. The WRAL Soccer Center provides CASL and youth soccer a sustaining source of playing fields, tournament opportunities and economic strength. In a very real sense because
of Jim’s generosity CASL and the Triangle have become internationally recognized as a major soccer destination for players and coaches at all levels.”
The Capital Area Soccer League encompasses over 20,000 players, coaches, officials, parents, volunteers, and supporters. The non-profit CASL was established in 1974. The league is the largest club in North Carolina with over 800 teams, serving the greater Raleigh area and its youth from ages 4 to 18 at all levels of play.
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