Paul C. Burke was inducted into the Utah Youth Soccer Hall of Fame on March 4, 2016 in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Burke, a shareholder, director, and general counsel of Ray Quinney & Nebeker, received the highest honor of Utah’s soccer community in recognition of his service as a player, coach, referee, administrator, and president of the Utah Youth Soccer Association. Mr. Burke was acknowledged for his leadership in improving the organization’s technology and business practices during his tenure as president.
Mr. Burke was also celebrated for his role in the development of the Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex, a 140 acre facility with 16 soccer and sports fields in northwest Salt Lake City. Mr. Burke had proposed the project in 2003 to then-Mayor Rocky Anderson. Mr. Burke then worked with State Parks Board to facilitate the transfer of the land to Salt Lake City, and served as co-chair of the successful bond campaign to finance the construction of the facility. Former Mayor Ralph Becker has described Burke as having been “instrumental as a community advocate during the bonding process and as this [project] has needed public support every step of the way.”
Mr. Burke became the first former player from Utah Youth Soccer to be inducted into its Hall of Fame. In addition to providing pro bono legal service to the organization, Mr. Burke also served as the Chairman of its Rules, Protest & Appeals, and Disciplinary Committees. Since 2006 Mr. Burke has also been the Chairman of the Rules Committee for the U.S. Soccer Federation.