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Photos: $6.75M Forest Highlands Golf Club renovation

Forest Highlands Golf Club

Flagstaff mountain and golf community, Forest Highlands Golf Club, recently completed a $6.75 million renovation to both its clubhouses, and the new look is beautiful. Photos courtesy of Forest Highlands Golf Club The clubhouses are located adjacent to the award-winning Tom Weiskopf-designed courses: The Canyon Course and the Meadow Course. “Our members trusted us with… Read More →

TGen’s stepNout 5K boosts pancreatic cancer research

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This year, pancreatic cancer is projected to eclipse breast cancer as the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.  The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is determined to reverse this trend in pancreatic cancer by enlisting the help of more than 1,000 participants at the 11th annual stepNout Run/Walk/Dash for pancreatic cancer research, Nov. 6 in Scottsdale.  “We are… Read More →

Dawn Rogers: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Dawn Rogers, executive director and CEO, 2017 Phoenix NCAA Basketball Final Four Before she was hired by the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee, Rogers spent nine years at ASU as senior associate athletics director and senior women’s administrator. Advice: “Reach out to men and women you admire from across fields. I did not realize until I was an athletic… Read More →

How Jerry Colangelo reinvigorated USA Basketball

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Jerry Colangelo stepped off the USA men’s basketball team bus and into the Flamengo Club practice facility a couple blocks off the Atlantic Ocean in Rio de Janeiro. He walked in before any of his hand-selected players. Donning a Team USA jacket and a gold Olympic ring on his right hand, the managing director of… Read More →

Watch Mayor Stanton shoot hoops tonight at tech fundraiser

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DoubleDutch, the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix, Inc. have teamed up to host the first-ever Valley Oop! three-on-three startup basketball tournament. Valley Oop! will bring together 24 teams – including one led by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton – from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 19 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Stanton and DoubleDutch CEO… Read More →

UA grad swims, bikes, runs his way to first Olympic triathlon

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Ben Kanute’s interest in triathlon was born as a child growing up in Illinois, watching his father compete. “My dad was doing them when I was really young, and I remember him doing the Chicago Triathlon,” Kanute said. “I was lucky enough to have a kids’ triathlon happen really close to where I lived and… Read More →

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM grants

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What do cardboard boat races, worm farms, robot coding and solar car design have in common? They are all recent classroom projects funded by STEM mini-grants from APS and the Phoenix Suns. And, effective immediately, Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the APS service territory are invited to apply for STEM mini-grants… Read More →

Mercury stars Taurasi and Griner relish shared Olympic experience

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO — In talking about her dominant performance in Team USA’s victory over Serbia earlier this week, guard Diana Taurasi saw an opportunity to make a joke at her teammate Brittney Griner’s expense. “I’ve just been the beneficiary of (Griner) not being able to score in the post,” Taurasi said with a sly… Read More →

Parents overjoyed as Tempe’s Sam Dorman takes silver

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

When he was little, Sam Dorman would get nervous before dive meets. He would look up at his parents, Paul and Marla, for support and they would always respond with a thumbs up. Before Sam competed in the men’s synchronized 3-meter springboard diving event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday,… Read More →

PIR spearheads $500K Ronald McDonald House renovation

AVONDALE, AZ - MARCH 15:  Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 15, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Phoenix International Raceway, through Phoenix Raceway Charities, is spearheading a $500,000 renovation project for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix. The donation marks the largest contribution to date by the organization and is a result of fundraising and commitments generated from Phoenix Raceway’s 50th Anniversary season in 2014. “The services and support Ronald McDonald… Read More →

First Arizona Cardinals lottery ticket arrives

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The Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Lottery announced their latest endeavor stemming from their long-term partnership, which plans to feature an exclusive Arizona Cardinals Scratchers® lottery ticket and bring the joy of football fanfare to Arizona Lottery players throughout the season. The highly anticipated $5 Scratchers ticket will be available at Arizona Lottery retailers starting… Read More →

Chase Kalisz credits ASU’s Bowman, Phelps for his first medal win

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A year ago Chase Kalisz packed up his college life at the University of Georgia and moved to the desert to train with world-renown Olympian Michael Phelps and long-time coach Bob Bowman at Arizona State. That moved paid off Saturday night when Kalisz took home silver for the United States in the 400m individual medley,… Read More →

State Forty Eight shirt benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation

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Local apparel company, State Forty Eight is debuting its new “Tillman” shirt with a portion of sales going to the Pat Tillman Foundation. The brand partnered with the foundation as a way to contribute to its efforts of raising money for military veterans and their spouses, through academic scholarships. “The Pat Tillman Foundation has always been… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl, Cactus Bowl have $169.4M economic impact

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Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl, the two annual college football bowl games hosted in the Valley during the 2015-2016 season, combined to generate an estimated $169.4 million in economic impact, including $79 million in total direct spending for the Valley and more than $7.5 million in direct tax revenue. The breakdown specifically between the two games attributed $111.6 million… Read More →