Sports Archives

Cardinals player helps develop potty training system

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Mike Leach, 15-year NFL veteran and current Arizona Cardinals player, and his wife Julie announce the launch of Potty Pals, an innovative, new potty training system they developed. Potty Pals is a multi-faceted system that makes potty training less frustrating for parents and more fun and rewarding for toddlers. It consists of a stuffed animal plush… Read More →

Youth football tackles concussion issues

Dr. David Dodick, director of the Mayo Clinic concussion program in Phoenix.

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare. “Of course, my first impulse was to run down to the field immediately,” Brian said. “It was very hard… Read More →

How bike-friendly is Phoenix?

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A recent Washington Post story illustrated the connectivity of bike lanes and paths in several major U.S. cities. The result? In places like Miami and Seattle, bike lanes are intermittent and sporadically connected. By comparison, Phoenix boasts a well-connected set of dedicated bike paths and lanes, according to analysis of data provided by the Maricopa… Read More →

Local Motors reveals 1st co-created helmet in NASCAR

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Local Motors and Ben Kennedy, driver of the No. 11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra, together revealed the world’s first co-created NASCAR helmet this week. Designed, created, and brought to life online in less than four weeks, the Ben Kennedy Helmet Challenge proves that co-creation is changing the way NASCAR connects with its fans. Kennedy debuted… Read More →

Experts: Central sports commission would boost Arizona

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The 2015 Super Bowl kicked off an unprecedented run for the Phoenix metro area as the host of mega-sporting events. But if the Valley is going to continue to lure Super Bowls, NCAA championship football games and Final Fours, leaders in the sports community say the current system needs to be improved. “We’re playing with… Read More →

Cycle for the Cure supports TGen cancer research

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Participants in the 5th annual Cycle for the Cure — supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) — have more than cycling to choose from this year.Kinesis resistance exercise, yoga and fitness classes will join stationary cycling, or spinning, as part of Cycle for the Cure’s record-breaking efforts to support TGen. For spinning enthusiasts, three exhilarating 2-hour indoor… Read More →

Arizona women attorneys joining Girls on the Run 5K

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On Sunday, April 26, a team of women from the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, led by Jamie Mayrose of Gordon & Rees, will partner with Girls on the Run to support the youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The team will be… Read More →

Fulton Homes gives $74,400 to Suns Charities

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Saturday night just before tip-off of the Phoenix Suns-Utah Jazz game, Fulton Homes Vice President Dennis Webb presented a $74,400 check to local Phoenix charities for the season-long “Proud to Own the 3-Point Zone” program. Throughout the season the Tempe-based homebuilder donated $100 each time a Suns player drained a three-point shot. During this NBA… Read More →

D-backs have lowest Fan Cost Index for 9th straight year

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) have the lowest Fan Cost Index ($126.89) in Major League Baseball for the ninth consecutive season, it was announced by Team Marketing Report. The D-backs finished almost $85 below the industry average of $211.68. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the costs for a family of four… Read More →

Troon celebrates 25-year anniversary

Dana Garmany, Troon's Founder, Chairman and CEO

Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to recognize the company’s 25-year anniversary in 2015. Since its beginnings in 1990 with the management of the iconic Troon North Golf Club, the company has grown to become the industry leader with more than 250 managed courses in 36 states and 27 countries… Read More →

Parsons Xtreme Golf arrives on PGA Tour

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Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) has officially arrived on the PGA Tour. PXG, which designs and develops high-performance golf clubs using premium alloys and patented technology, announced that it has signed an equipment endorsement deal with PGA Tour Champion Ryan Moore. This is the first PGA Tour endorsement deal for the industry newcomer.The company first made headlines… Read More →

U.S. Tennis Association honors The Phoenician

The Phoenician resort is nestled in the Sonoran Desert, with the breathtaking Camelback Mountain its backdrop. Photo: The Phoenician

The Phoenician’s renowned Tennis Complex, one of the largest resort facilities in the Southwest, has been recognized as the 2014 Member Organization of Year by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) of Central Arizona.  The honor is awarded to the establishment that best exemplifies service to the community and to its members through USTA youth… Read More →

Gateway Golf Group launches new website

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Gateway Golf Group, an industry leader in charity golf event management, fundraising and promotional products, announced the launch of their new website – www.gatewaygolfgroup.com.  This platform offers clients a single-vendor solution to effectively create, develop and manage successful, cost-effective golf events. A turnkey solution for individuals, businesses, charities and non-profit organizations, the site offers a… Read More →

Super Bowl generates $2M for local nonprofits

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) Foundation, has distributed more than $2 million to 27 Arizona non-profit organizations. The broad range of nonprofits was selected to receive funding based on their program’s significant impact on the education, health and wellness of local youth. An estimated 400,000 local… Read More →