Unveiling the new “Belluzzo Field”

Mark this time and date down on your calendar: 11 a.m., Aug. 27.

That is when the official ceremony to name one of the fields at the Place to Play complex on West 3rd Street in Santa Rosa Belluzzo Field.

It will be in honor of Joe Belluzzo’s contribution to soccer in Sonoma County. The “Godfather” of soccer here died on Nov. 11, 2009 at the age of 90.

Speakers at the event:

Ernesto Olivares (Santa Rosa Mayor)

Rich Hovden (Santa Rosa Park and Recreation)

Efren Carrillo (Sonoma County Board of Supervisors)

Chris Ziemer (Ziemer Brothers Soccer)

Don Shaffer (Shaffer Brothers Soccer)

Rick Belluzzo (Joe Belluzzo’s Son)