Founder and Chairman of the Board

Don Tringali is a retired attorney and corporate executive who for much of his adult life has dedicated himself to improving youth basketball opportunities for kids in Southern Arizona. In 1993, he founded Sporting Chance Youth Basketball, Inc., a Tucson-based 501(c)(3) organization which quickly became the most prominent youth basketball organization in Tucson, providing kids with a wide range of basketball opportunities, including tournaments, leagues, competitive teams, clinics, special events, coaches clinics and other programs. He founded Southern Arizona Community Sports, Inc. in 2007 to focus on the development, construction and operation of what became the Sporting Chance Center.


Director, Secretary/Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Chris Ludwig is the managing partner of Ludwig, Klewer & Co., CPAs, one of the most respected accounting and auditing firms in Southern Arizona. He is involved in a variety of community endeavors and through his firm represents many non-profit organizations.


Director, Community Relations Committee Chair

Tom Binder is an Associate Vice President at RBC Wealth Management, and a long time supporter of youth volleyball in Tucson. He is a long-time Tucsonan.


Director, Fundraising Committee Chair

Gary Malis is a finance executive with an overwhelming passion for youth basketball. He has coached club basketball for over ten years in Tucson, developing several college players. He has also coached at the high school varsity level, and runs skills clinics for players of all levels. He created and directs the Lute Olson Basketball Academy at the Sporting Chance Center.


Director, Food Service Lead

Ron Yaeli is the managing partner of La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill restaurants in Tucson. He has held various sales and marketing positions with Hyatt Hotels. A graduate of UNLV, he met his wife, who was attending the UA, in 1974, and has lived in Tucson since 1983. Ron has been a youth sports advocate since his days of youth soccer in England, and an involved parent and coach throughout his youngest son’s soccer and basketball experience in Tucson.



Steve Glaser is the past President of the Tucson Conquistadores, a significant Southern Arizona nonprofit organization whose mission includes supporting youth sports. He has served on the boards of many other local non-profit organizations including the Tucson Chamber of Commerce, the Tucson Parks Foundation, and the Tucson Conquistadores Foundation. He started his career with the State Attorney General office, joined Tucson Electric Power in 1990, and retired as Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Transmission and Distribution for UniSource Energy Corporation and Tucson Electric Power in 2006.

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