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2024-25 Soccer Foundation Raffle

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural Sting Soccer Foundation Raffle- an incredible opportunity for our players to show support for the Sting Soccer Foundation Financial Aid Fund and to individually raise money to offset their own soccer expenses! Here are the essential details and deadlines to note:

Raffle Details:

  • Prizes: The raffle promises exciting prizes, and every coach will receive a team coaching package from the Foundation, including balls, bibs, cones, coaching boards, and more.

  • Ticket Price: Each ticket will be sold for $20.00

  • Ticket Sales Requirement: Each player is tasked with selling a minimum of $200 worth of raffle tickets. Each rostered player will initially receive $400 worth of raffle tickets. Additional tickets can be requested at any time if players wish to increase their sales.

  • Initial Fund Allocation: The first $200 raised by each player will be directed to the Sting Soccer Foundation Financial Aid Fund, benefiting the respective division where the money was raised. The initial $200 will benefit low-income families from your division.

  • Additional Sales Benefits: Any amount raised beyond the initial $200 will directly assist with the individual player’s soccer-related expenses, including dues, and team travel. Players have the freedom to allocate these additional funds as they see fit.


We urge all players to seize this fundraising opportunity to not only support the Foundation but also to potentially ease their own financial commitments for the upcoming year. Your participation and effort in selling raffle tickets are immensely valued and vital for the success of this initiative. Should you have any questions or require additional tickets, please do not hesitate to reach out to your team manager or the raffle coordinator. You may also direct questions to:


Raffle Process:

  1. Ticket Allocation: Each manager will receive raffle tickets for the teams.

  2. Sales Requirement: Players need to sell 10 tickets per player.

  3. Deadline for Ticket Collection: Managers must collect money, ticket stubs, and unsold tickets by September 15th.

  4. Requesting Additional Tickets: If managers need more tickets beyond the initial allocation, they should request them from Tyler Powell.

  5. Deposits: Money collected from ticket sales should be deposited into divisional banks’ foundation accounts.

  6. Turn-in Date: Managers are required to turn in all tickets and a tracking sheet (Provided by Sting) by September 20th.

  7. Fund Distribution: The distribution of funds will occur on September 25th.

  8. Drawing: Will take place live, via Facebook, on September 29th

To Ensure Clarity and Smooth Execution

  • Communication: Managers should maintain clear communication with Tyler regarding ticket needs and any issues.

  • Documentation: Keeping accurate records and using the provided tracking sheet is essential for accountability.

  • Timeliness: Meeting deadlines for ticket collection, depositing funds, and turning in tickets is crucial to avoid delays in fund distribution.

Following these guidelines should help manage the ticket sales effectively and ensure the success of your fundraising efforts.

Alexa brings both her financial and legal expertise to her role as President of our Sting Soccer Foundation. Born and raised in Texas, Alexa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in her double major of economics and political science from Rice University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. ​

After passing the Texas Bar in 2014, she joined the global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLC where she specialized in compliance and ethics. As a Senior Compliance Attorney, she was responsible for identifying and resolving potential conflict of interest issues, including the relevant legal and ethical considerations and firm-wide commercial concerns. 

Today, she serves as a fractional General Counsel for multiple small businesses.

Alexa's experience with soccer is personal. She played club soccer throughout her formative years and in high school, earning a scholarship to Rice's NCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer team. She served as one of the youngest Captains, named at the end of her Freshman year, and she won numerous awards, including "Rice Team Warrior," given to the player who displays the most heart and desire. Additionally, she set records for the "most games started" and the "most games played."

 Alexa is married to her college sweetheart and a mother to her three children- twin boys and a little girl. She adds tremendous value guiding our foundation's mission, objectives, and activities.

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Our Treasurer, Steven Sultzbaugh, comes to our foundation with an expertise in business administration, as well as a professional sports background. Earning a full athletic scholarship to play baseball for Rice University, Steven earned his Bachelor of Arts degree while competing at the NCAA Division 1 level. He was drafted three times to the MLB before joining the private financial sector.

He began his career in finance with IMG Financial Group as a Senior Advisor in private wealth management. He made a move to Salient Partners, LP, where he took his post as Manager of Internal Sales. Always motivated to do more and grow more, Steven sought to earn his MBA while working full-time. He earned that degree, also from Rice University. UBS Investment Bank then hired him as their Associate Director. He gained significant transaction experience for the global energy and natural resource group.

Today, Steven is a busy man with his position as Director of Finance for ARM Energy, his Treasurer's responsibilities, and a full house at home. With his wife, our President Alexa Sultzbaugh, he has two sons who are twin toddlers and a brand new baby girl. Steven will manage our organization’s finances and provide accountability and transparency for Sting Soccer Foundation.

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Tina Rincon started her career in public accounting with both public and private clients in the governmental not for profit and retail industries. She has industry experience in private investment companies and the public technology sector.

Ms. Rincon is a Certified Public Accountant and specializes in distressed assets and cash management, financial reporting, consolidations and streamlining accounting processes for small to middle market companies. She works for Mezas Capital Group, a small boutique consulting firm that specializes in capital needs for small to middle market companies. In addition, she serves as Treasurer of US Youth Soccer, the Dallas Sidekicks, and Kick Foundation.  She also serves as Assistant Coach for Greenhill School Varsity Women’s Soccer.   Tina was a “Lifer” and member of the Sting Soccer 1987 Team and went on to play at Texas Tech University.

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When Connie moved to Texas as a young girl, she became a true Texan, never moving out of this great state. She lived in Plano for 53 years, leaving only to attend school. Connie earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and her master’s degree in education from the University of North Texas.

Connie always wanted to be an educator and her career as a high school teacher spanned 32 years. She taught business and computer courses. Connie and her husband raised their daughter Courtney who played club soccer and high school soccer. Courtney’s years as a junior competitor earned her the goalkeeper position for Baylor University.

In her free time, Connie enjoys socializing with friends and family, reading, and spiritual enrichment activities. In her role as Secretary of the Sting Soccer Foundation, Connie’s plethora of duties keeps her days moving quickly. She is the record keeper for all of our Board’s activities and decisions.

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Sage was born and raised in Dallas, TX, and is a proud member of our Sting alumni. Her experience with soccer began at the age of 4, carried her through her high school years, and earned her a full scholarship playing division 1 women’s soccer in college. Although her roots were always in Texas, Sage’s dream was to play college soccer on the West coast. She began her college career playing for Pepperdine University (1 year) and she finished at the University of Oklahoma (4 years), where she made history with her team and was captain for 3 years.

Upon graduating with a health and exercise science degree, she opened a nutrition business and began her adventure as a female entrepreneur. Although sports & fitness have played an important role in Sage’s life, she has always had a knack for creativity and the arts. Wearing many hats during her time as a business owner, she also explored her interest in fashion and photography. What started out to be a side hobby, documenting her personal style and sharing tidbits of her life, eventually turned into her full-time job.

Sage is now an entrepreneur, fashion & lifestyle blogger, designer, and influencer who has collaborated with global fashion and beauty brands through her blog, So Sage Blog. Her sharp business acumen is impressive and we are thrilled to have her on our foundation board.

She currently resides back in Dallas, with her husband Kyle and their two children Capri and Knox.

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