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What do golf and surgery have in common?

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Imagine sinking chip shots on three of the world’s most famous golf courses while chipping in to help fund a high-tech hybrid operating suite at Banner Boswell Medical Center. How’s it possible you ask? Sun Health Foundation and Arrowhead Lexus have joined forces to sell drawing tickets for a chance to play in the 2013… Read More →

Mercury, APS team up for ‘Green Night’

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The Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Public Service (APS) will host their annual “Green Night” on Wednesday, August 14 when the team takes on the Indiana Fever at US Airways Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. US Airways Center will be powered by renewable energy from APS. The Mercury purchased 42,000 kilowatt-hours of green energy,… Read More →

Mercury, APS team up for 'Green Night'

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The Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Public Service (APS) will host their annual “Green Night” on Wednesday, August 14 when the team takes on the Indiana Fever at US Airways Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. US Airways Center will be powered by renewable energy from APS. The Mercury purchased 42,000 kilowatt-hours of green energy,… Read More →

Former NFL Player Opening Luxury Spa in Chandler

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David Barrett, a former Arizona Cardinals cornerback, is opening a boutique-style luxury salon and spa in Chandler. In his NFL career, Barrett played for the Arizona Cardinals and then later traded to the New York Jets. After retiring from professional football, Barrett has embarked on a new mission: to create a beautiful upscale salon and… Read More →

D-backs Accepting Submissions For $150K School Challenge

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The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that they are now accepting applications for the $150,000 School Challenge, presented by University of Phoenix, to benefit schools across the state of Arizona. The program is open to all Arizona public, private, and nonprofit charter schools, Grades K-12, and teachers and administrators are encouraged to “make their best pitch”… Read More →

Mercury’s Griner leads WNBA in jersey sales

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Phoenix Mercury rookie center and 2013 All-Star starter Brittney Griner is the WNBA’s top-selling jersey, based on national merchandise sales including WNBAStore.com since the start of the 2013 regular season.  Griner and the “3 to See”—rookies Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky—claimed the top three spots. Maya Moore, who’s held the No. 1… Read More →

Mercury's Griner leads WNBA in jersey sales

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Phoenix Mercury rookie center and 2013 All-Star starter Brittney Griner is the WNBA’s top-selling jersey, based on national merchandise sales including WNBAStore.com since the start of the 2013 regular season.  Griner and the “3 to See”—rookies Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky—claimed the top three spots. Maya Moore, who’s held the No. 1… Read More →

Beard will Chair 21st Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure

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Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Beard has teamed with Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona® as the Honorary Race Chair for the 21st Annual Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure®. A breast cancer co-survivor, Beard is a long-time advocate and is serving as the Honorary Race Chair in honor of her paternal grandmother, “Nana,” a… Read More →

Fulton Homes, D-Backs Partnership Scores $12K for CAMRA

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On the strength of 80 homeruns, the Arizona Diamondbacks are in first place in Major League Baseball’s National League West Division at the midway point of the season. And thanks to Fulton Homes, those 80 homeruns have netted the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) $12,000. This season during all the 150 games broadcast on… Read More →

Cardinals’ Fitzgerald Hosts Charity Dinner at Morton's

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July 16, 2013 by in Business News | Dining | Events | Sports

Morton’s The Steakhouse and Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald have teamed up to host the 5th Annual Charity Dinner, Fitz’s Supper Club, ‘Celebrities at YOUR Service,’ on Monday, August 26. Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinal teammates and celebrity friends take the stage in the ‘Speakeasy’ where they pass plates instead of a ball, donning aprons instead… Read More →

Cardinals’ Fitzgerald Hosts Charity Dinner at Morton’s

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July 16, 2013 by in Business News | Dining | Events | Sports

Morton’s The Steakhouse and Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald have teamed up to host the 5th Annual Charity Dinner, Fitz’s Supper Club, ‘Celebrities at YOUR Service,’ on Monday, August 26. Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinal teammates and celebrity friends take the stage in the ‘Speakeasy’ where they pass plates instead of a ball, donning aprons instead… Read More →

D-backs Raise More Than $700,000 For Yarnell

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have raised $705,395 in support of the families of the 19 firefighters who perished fighting the Yarnell fire as well as members of the community who have been affected by the fires. The money was raised in various fundraising efforts that began two days after the June 30 tragedy and throughout… Read More →

Coyotes move closer toward having an owner

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The prospective owners of the Phoenix Coyotes have signed their lease agreement for Jobing.com Arena. Daryl Jones, partner with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, tweeted on Monday that the lease agreement with the City of Glendale has been executed. The Glendale City Council approved a 15-year, $225 million arena lease deal with RSE during a special… Read More →

Globetrotters draft Mercury's Griner

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June 25, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

The Harlem Globetrotters have drafted WNBA dunking star Brittney Griner and New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. The Globetrotters also picked Detroit Mercy’s Doug Anderson, Northwood University’s Tyrone Davis and High Point’s Corey Law. The 6-foot-8 Griner had a stellar career at Baylor and became the first WNBA player to dunk twice in a game… Read More →

Globetrotters draft Mercury’s Griner

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June 25, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

The Harlem Globetrotters have drafted WNBA dunking star Brittney Griner and New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. The Globetrotters also picked Detroit Mercy’s Doug Anderson, Northwood University’s Tyrone Davis and High Point’s Corey Law. The 6-foot-8 Griner had a stellar career at Baylor and became the first WNBA player to dunk twice in a game… Read More →

Artigue Agency Expands Growing Sports Practice

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June 21, 2013 by in Business News | Marketing | Sports

Local marketing communications firm, The Artigue Agency has announced the addition of several new clients to its growing sports practice.  Led by sports marketing veteran Ray Artigue, the firm’s new clients include Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA), Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, former Phoenix Suns star and NBA veteran Eddie Johnson, Patriot All-America at… Read More →

Camelback Inn Announces New $10 Million Golf Course

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June 10, 2013 by in Business News | Green | Sports

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa announced that it will unveil its new Ambiente golf course at Camelback Golf Club in the fall of 2013. Spanish for the word “environment,” Ambiente, which is designed with a detailed eco-friendly focus, will become the first new golf course development project in the Phoenix-Scottsdale and Paradise… Read More →

D-backs Raise $57K For Tornado Victims

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have raised $57,000 to help the victims of the tornadoes that hit Moore, Okla. and Oklahoma City.  The funds were raised via personal donations by D-backs players, an online auction with game-used and autographed items from D-backs players and a 50-50 raffle supported by D-backs wives. The online auction was inspired by… Read More →

CORE Institute Supports High School Athletes

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Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute hosted sports physical which provided local athletes and organizations with the opportunity to support athletic programs. The exams cost $25 and 100% goes back to each respective athletic program. The CORE Institute was able to raise and donate over $4,300 to local high schools in the Peoria and Dysart… Read More →

Stanton eyes more spending on bike projects

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Phoenix would spend $1.5 million of its state transportation funding on making the city more bicycle friendly if Mayor Greg Stanton gets his way. Stanton is proposing that the money be used to add more bike lanes, launch a bike-share program and prepare a citywide bicycle plan. The Arizona Republic reports that Stanton’s proposals are… Read More →

Stay-and-Sweat with Fitness Retreats

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May 15, 2013 by in Featured | Sports | Travel

Fitness retreats are a fast-booming business with health-conscious travelers looking to upkeep their fitness routines while vacationing — and leave them with a little more wiggle room to indulge. For vacationers looking to stay-and-sweat, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s Triathlon Prep Program and Satori Wellness Retreat elevate the healthy getaway experience with unique retreats led by… Read More →

TGen and Riddell Announce Partnership

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May 14, 2013 by in Featured | Healthcare | Sports

Head protection plays a vital role in the health and safety of any athlete participating in helmeted sports.  In a move that could help revolutionize football player safety, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and Easton-Bell Sports through its Riddell brand, announced today it would work together on a study designed to advance athlete concussion… Read More →

Suns Name Ryan McDonough General Manager

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May 7, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

The Phoenix Suns have named Ryan McDonough the team’s general manager, it was announced today.  He will be introduced in a press conference on Thursday, May 9, at US Airways Center. “Ryan distinguished himself among an impressive group of candidates for our GM position,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby.  “His natural leadership… Read More →

Komen Phoenix Race Seeks Volunteers

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April 29, 2013 by in Business News | Nonprofit | Sports

Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona seeks volunteer Race for the Cure committee members to help plan and implement various aspects of the 21st Annual Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure, set to take place Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Originally founded as the Komen Phoenix Affiliate, Komen CAN Arizona has been changing the lives… Read More →