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Suns bring young talent and excitement into new season

Feb 10, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts on the court during the game against the Golden State Warriors at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Golden State Warriors won 112-104. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

The Phoenix Suns showcase one of the NBA’s youngest teams this season behind 19-year-old star Devin Booker. Booker was recently voted by the NBA’s General Managers as the player most likely to have a breakout season. Former Los Angeles Lakers ball boy, Time Warner Cable employee and current Blaze Radio NBA host, Eliav Gabay, shares… Read More →

Bank of Hope will sponsor Scottsdale LPGA event


Bank of Hope, the largest Korean-American bank in the United States, announced its partnership with the LPGA as the title sponsor for the newly renamed Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Teaming up with LPGA, Bank of Hope has agreed to a three-year deal as title sponsor of the Phoenix event. The tournament will feature a full field… Read More →

Turf Paradise has an economic impact of $91M, study finds

Turf Paradise

A study, recently released by economist Dr. Margaret Ray of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia found that Turf Paradise Race Course generates an annual economic impact of $91 million to the state of Arizona. Since its establishment in 1956 as Arizona’s first sports franchise, Turf Paradise has continually been ranked among the… Read More →

Misty Hyman partners with CAP for Lake Mead campaign

Misty Hyman

Central Arizona Project has joined forces with an Olympic gold medal winner to promote its latest public awareness campaign. Misty Hyman, the former competitive swimmer and world record holder who captured a gold medal in the women’s 200-meter butterfly at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, will be a featured face and voice for “Project… Read More →

Arizona cyclist wins gold after hip replacement

Photo by Ed Aldridge via St. Luke’s Medical Center

Karl Baumgart, a 44-year-old Scottsdale resident and cycling competitor, won a national championship, four silver medals, and the overall “Best All Around Rider” award at the 2015 USA Masters Track National Championship. Just six weeks later, Karl continued on winning two silver medals at the 2015 Masters World Track Championships. These accolades were earned just… Read More →

Colon Cancer Alliance will host Undy Run/Walk


On October 22 at 9:00 a.m., hundreds of Phoenix residents will run brave through the city streets wearing boxers and briefs during the family-friendly Undy Run/Walk. Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, this lighthearted event encourages participants to wear silly boxers, briefs or costumes in support of knocking colon cancer out of the top three… Read More →

How Gov. Rose Mofford saved Cactus League from extinction

2016 Cactus League Schedule
by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Near the end of spring training in 1990, MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent came to Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford with an ultimatum, according to former Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Bruner. “Major League Baseball loves Arizona, but the Cactus League facilities are not very good,” Bruner said Vincent told Mofford. “If we didn’t do… Read More →

Realty Executives named official sponsor of The Polo Party

Realty Executives

Realty Executives Phoenix has been named the Official Real Estate Sponsor of the 2017 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship. The world’s most well attended polo event will take place on Saturday, November 5th on the fields at WestWorld of Scottsdale. This year, Realty Executives will be adding to the event’s featured attractions with their own hospitality… Read More →

Owens Harkey adds Coyotes and Fiesta Bowl as clients

Fiesta Bowl

Full-service advertising agency Owens Harkey (OH) Advertising has added to its list of nationally recognized sports and entertainment organizations by landing state two coveted new partners, the Arizona Coyotes and the Fiesta Bowl Organization. OH is a leading force behind some of the Valley’s top sporting and entertainment events. Not only is the agency well versed… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks
by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks Most Admired Company: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Derrick M. Hall, president and CEO What it does: Major League Baseball team that won the 2001 World Series. Admirable quality: Yahoo! and Forbes have recently tabbed the D-backs among the best workplaces in sports and last year the D-backs were named… Read More →

Cardinals touchdowns will score new trees From SRP

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As the Arizona Cardinals return to the gridiron for a new season, there are even more reasons to cheer for touchdowns. Through Salt River Project’s Trees for Touchdowns campaign, SRP will pay to plant 100 Ponderosa Pine trees for every Cardinals touchdown scored this season. Since 2010, more than 1.3 million acres of forests have been… Read More →

Sept. 30 charity golf tourney to help battle leukemia tees

Charity golf

The sixth annual Tee It Up To Cure Leukemia charity golf tournament is set for Friday, Sept. 30, at Legacy Golf Course, 6808 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The tournament is special to organizer Jana Brickey, Associate/Business Development Director at Dick & Fritsche Design Group. She lost a grandfather to leukemia… Read More →

WM Phoenix Open, Thunderbirds raise record-breaking $9.3M

Golfers practice Monday at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Photo by Albert Gossie

The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community, raised a record $9,369,873 for local charities through proceeds raised from the 2016 tournament, Thunderbirds Big Chief Dan Mahoney announced Thursday. This is the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history, breaking last year’s total of $9,060,731, and marks the… Read More →

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 →