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Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Board

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its Board of Directors for Super Bowl XLIX. The board of directors is comprised of business leaders that volunteer their time to drive the state’s efforts for Super Bowl XLIX. The Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation. The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize… Read More →

Pride Group, Salt River Fields strike deal

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Locally-based Pride Group is taking over the Valley one venue at a time. The full-service event company aims to be the Single Simple Solution™ for their clients. As of May 1, 2014, Pride Group will be the exclusive event services provider for Salt River Fields. Among the many services Pride Group will offer, they will… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee Launches Community Campaign

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Today the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its community campaign for Super Bowl XLIX. In addition to creating direct economic impact for Arizona, investing in the community and local nonprofits is paramount to the Host Committee’s mission to leave a positive lasting legacy from Super Bowl XLIX. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is… Read More →

Cardinals will add Warner to Ring of Honor

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Kurt Warner, the quarterback who led the Arizona Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance, will become the 14th person inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor. Warner, with the Cardinals from 2005 through 2009, directed Arizona to NFC West titles in his final two seasons. The 2008 team advanced to the Super Bowl, losing… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee teams up with Gila River Community

From left: Stephen R. Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Gila River Indian Community, David Rousseau, Chairman, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals, Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Indian Community Governor, Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Christopher Mendoza, District 4 Councilman. Also attached is a photo of Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee mascot, SPIKE.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced its partnership with the Gila River Indian Community today during a press conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Arizona. In attendance for today’s announcement were Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman David Rousseau, Gila River Indian Community Governor Gregory Mendoza, Arizona Cardinals… Read More →

Rattlers partner with Ak-Chin Community

Ron Shurts, Rattlers owner, Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, and Louis J. Manuel, Jr., Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman.

The Arizona Rattlers announced a major multi-year partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community that includes naming rights on the Rattlers home field at US Airways Center. “We are proud to partner with the Ak-Chin Indian Community,” said Rattlers majority owner Ron Shurts. “It is an honor to not only support this tribal community but to… Read More →

Tempe App Developer Launches Golf GPS

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Tempe-based mobile app developer Shotzoom, the world leader in mobile golf GPS and instruction apps since 2009, with more than 1.5 million active users worldwide, announces the launch of Golfshot: Golf GPS with Golfshot Pro and “Tips and Drills” in-app upgrade options for iOS and Android. The app is available in 12 languages and may… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl has new leadership

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The Fiesta Bowl has hired former Phoenix Coyotes CEO Mike Nealy as it executive director. He replaces Robert Shelton, who resigned in January after spending 2 1/2 years trying to rebuild the bowl game in the wake of scandal. Shelton took over after John Junker resigned for taking part in an illegal campaign contribution scheme… Read More →

D-Backs salute cancer research at TGen

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As part of Melanoma Awareness Month, the Arizona Diamondbacks will recognize Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President and Research Director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and leader of the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Melanoma Dream Team. Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall will salute Dr. Trent, TGen, SU2C and the Melanoma Research Alliance in… Read More →

D-backs Host Elvis Night This Friday

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will pay homage to Elvis Presley this Friday for Elvis® Night at 6:40PM at Chase Field. Limited Elvis Night packages are still available and feature an Elvis jumpsuit T-shirt and gold sunglasses with sideburns. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy an Elvis Tribute Show, with performance by Chance Tinder… Read More →

Suns applaud Sterling’s lifetime ban

The Phoenix Suns showed support on their website for the NBA's decision to punish Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver says he has “full support” for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million. In a statement released by the team, Sarver called Sterling’s comments on race “disturbing” and said Silver’s decision “upholds the principles of diversity, tolerance… Read More →

D-backs reach 500,000 Facebook likes

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The Arizona Diamondbacks reached 500,000 likes on Facebook today and responded with two significant announcements for fans and the Valley community. For 500 cents ($5), Facebook fans can purchase an Infield Reserve ticket for any of the games during the three-game series this week against the Colorado Rockies (April 28-30) or the start of the… Read More →

Fulton Homes Presents $76,500 to Suns Charities

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Monday night just before tip-off of the Phoenix Suns-Memphis Grizzlies game, Fulton Homes Vice President Dennis Webb presented a $76,500 check to Suns Charities for the season-long “Proud to Own the 3-Point Zone” program. Throughout the season the Tempe-based homebuilder paid $100 each time a Suns player drained a three-point shot. Monies collected will go… Read More →

Phelps will start comeback in Mesa

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Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa on April 24-26. Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps… Read More →