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Cambria youth sports director steps down after 10 years

Cambria Youth Athletic Association sports director Chris Gutierrez is stepping down after 10 years.
Cambria Youth Athletic Association sports director Chris Gutierrez is stepping down after 10 years.

After 10 years serving as sports director for the Cambria Youth Athletic Association, Chris Gutierrez is stepping aside to pursue another job, and the group is seeking candidates to replace him, according to CYAA President Robin Salin.

Gutierrez, Coast Union class of 1997, did not go out for sports at Coast Union, but when he graduated he began coaching youth basketball and in time, he got involved in CYAA.

The tasks that Gutierrez performs for CYAA include getting kids to sign up, arranging for the fields and the coaches, finding sponsors and lining/chalking the fields.

“It takes about six hours to initially line the soccer fields,” Gutierrez said in an interview at the business his family owns, the General Store. “And it takes about an hour each week to re-line the fields before every soccer game.”

There are four soccer fields on the Coast Union campus where the games are played.

Gutierrez, who is seen at practically every sporting event at Coast Union, said, “I enjoy watching the kids play.”

Other CYAA sporting activities include T-ball, coach-pitch, spring soccer — which began in March — and basketball.

Those interested in the part-time paid position should contact Salin at robinsalin@gmail.com.

CYAA needs volunteers

The CYAA is seeking volunteers to help the organization during the Pinedorado festival this year. The group is hosting two booths — the hamburger booth and the Tic Tac Toe booth — to help raise funds. The organization also will have a float in the Pinedorado parade, and it is seeking volunteers to help decorate the float.

Those able to help with the booth or the float should contact Trenton Salin at 805-857-7345.

Reach freelance journalist and Cambria resident John FitzRandolph at johnfitz44@gmail.com.

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