Center Staff


Tom Carle – Operations Manager

Tom has been in Tucson for over 30 years, and has built a career- and a life – managing sports events, leagues, and facilities. He also – and don’t hold this against him! – is a long-time AIA basketball/volleyball referee and baseball/softball umpire. Chances are if you have been involved in youth sports in Tucson in the last 25 years, you have come across Tom. His job is to keep the Center running like clockwork. When you visit the Center, say hello to Tom, and you need anything, he will take care of it for you.

Sara Lippitt – Business Manager

Sara Lippitt hails from the Windy City, and she’ll make sure you know it! Her husband’s military assignment brings her to Tucson where she hopes to lay down roots. Sara is an avid volleyball player and coach. When she’s not talking about Chicago or playing volleyball, she’s snuggling with her dog Zeus and remodeling her home.

Sara’s background in accounting, payroll, and non-profit finances makes her an excellent addition to the Sporting Chance staff. She looks forward to merging the two things she knows best: sports and non-profits!