NEWS AND EVENTS
Consulate General Events
Consul Teal meets with ARSOBO beneficiaries and Tucson volunteers
On September 27, Consul General Christopher Teal visited ARSOBO. ARSOBO (Arizona-Sonora Border Projects for Inclusion) is a nonprofit in Nogales, Sonora which employs individuals with disabilities to construct mobility-assistance devices and provides them at a low-cost to individuals with disabilities to help provide a better quality of life and a means of becoming contributing members of society. On May 28, the U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Sonora in coordination with U.S. Northern Command, donated $14,700 USD worth of materials to Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) Nogales, which received these supplies on behalf ARSOBO. Through this donation, approximately 100 people will receive an all-terrain wheelchair and 10 will receive a prosthetic limb through ARSOBO’s clinics.
ARSOBO donation to DIF Nogales
On June 16, the U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Sonora in coordination with U.S. Northern Command, donated $14,700 USD worth of materials to Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) Nogales, which received supplies on behalf of ARSOBO. ARSOBO (Arizona-Sonora Border Projects for Inclusion) is a nonprofit organization in Nogales, Sonora which employs individuals with disabilities to construct mobility-assistance devices and provides them at a low-cost to individuals with disabilities to help provide a better quality of life and a means of becoming contributing members of society. Through this donation, approximately 100 people will receive all-terrain wheelchairs and 10 will receive prosthetic limbs through ARSOBO’s clinics.
Phoenix Suns visit to Nogales
On Saturday, October 26, 2013, U.S. Consulate General Nogales, in conjunction with the city of Nogales, Sonora, worked together with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Phoenix Suns to host a basketball clinic for over 100 boys and girls of all ages. A training session with local coaches preceded the event. Afterwards, the Suns visited with disadvantaged children at DIF Nogales. The event was a continuation of the Consulate’s efforts to advance sports diplomacy in Ambos Nogales. Photo: Phoenix Suns’ President Jason Rowley, former Suns’ players Tim Kempton, Steven Hunter, Tom Chambers and Horacio Llamas, consulate employees, city representatives and youth attendees pose for a picture following the conclusion of the clinic.The Phoenix Suns visited DIF Nogales to learn about their operations and interact with disadvantaged youth. Former Suns player Steven Hunter poses with a Nogales youth wearing orange Phoenix Suns’ glasses.
Padres Baseball Clinics
On July 27, the U.S. Consulate General Nogales worked with the Municipality of Nogales and the Tucson Padres, a minor league baseball team from Tucson, Arizona, to hold a baseball clinic for youth league players from Nogales, Sonora. Participants learned new baseball skills and received professional level training from minor league players and staff. More »
World Environment Day
On June 5, 2013 Consulate General Nogales joined with private companies, students and Mexican government officials to celebrate World Environment Day. The Consulate’s Green Team provided information on recycling and composting, as well as information on the bilateral Border 2020 initiative.
Piano Concert by Roman Rudnytsky
On May 24, the U.S. Consulate General hosted a classical piano concert by Roman Rudnytsky, an internationally-active American concert pianist, at the Teatro Auditorio de Nogales.
Soccer Clinics for local youth
On May 4, the U.S. Consulate General Nogales, the Municipality of Nogales, Sonora and FC Tucson, a professional soccer club based in Tucson, Arizona, held soccer clinics for youth league players and coaches from Nogales, Sonora. PO Cummins and Nogales Mayor Ramón Guzmán Muñoz participated in the opening ceremony. Coaches and staff from FC Tucson ran a soccer clinic for youth league coaches, followed by a separate clinic for youth league players. Participants in the soccer clinics learned
Earth Day Celebrations
Consulate employees visited a local high school in Nogales, Sonora to plant trees in honor of Earth Day.
Second Annual American Jazz Concert
On April 20, the U.S. Consulate General Nogales hosted its second annual American Jazz Concert featuring the 18 piece University of Arizona Jazz Band at the Nogales Mall.
On March 14, 2013, the U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Sonora, and the Mexican Consulate in Nogales, Arizona, hosted the Arizona-Sonora Border Liaison Mechanism meeting (BLM) in Phoenix, Arizona. BLMs serve as a forum for U.S. and Mexican authorities to address issues of binational concern along our shared border and serve to strengthen and deepen the extensive collaboration between the United States and Mexico. At the meeting, federal, state, and local officials from the United States and Mexico discuss issues related to border infrastructure and the facilitation of border crossings for people and trade.
Consulate General Nogales, in partnership with the City of Nogales, Sonora, hosted FC Tucson on Saturday, May 4th.
FC Tucson, a semi-pro soccer team based in Tucson, Arizona, held a clinic for over 60 kids, ages 6-17, as well as their coaches on Saturday morning. Over 170 people attended the event. Event attendees, including Nogales Mayor Lic. Ramon Guzman, Consul Chad P. Cummins, Owners, coaches and players of FC Tucson and local youth are pictured above.
FC Tucson forward Edgar Reyna poses for a picture with local Nogales youth. The event was well attended by both male and female soccer enthusiasts.