Tucson photographer STEVEN MECKLER will receive the American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award at the Tucson Advertising Hall of Achievement event on Sept. 6 at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. The Silver Medal is a nationally recognized award that honors men and women who have made significant contributions to raising advertising industry standards and creative excellence. Meckler is a member of the AAF Tucson board of directors. Tickets are available at AAFTucson.org; proceeds benefit the Tucson Advertising Federation Education Foundation scholarship fund.
ZACHARY MANUEL, 15, will travel to Israel this summer to play on Israel’s Lacrosse Boys U-15 Open Team, which will compete in the World Lacrosse Festival, to be held in Netanya in July. Manuel attends Ironwood Ridge High School and played on the varsity team with the Oro Valley Lacrosse Club, which won the Arizona Lacrosse League D2 state championship this year. He also plays for Brady’s Bunch Lacrosse, a national club that raises awareness and money for pediatric cancer. Israel also will host the FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships. Tucson’s Weintraub Israel Center is helping to sponsor Manuel’s trip.