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D-backs Announce Most Valuable Partner Awards

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) announced the winners of last week’s Most Valuable Partner Awards, the unique award show designed to honor the best D-backs’ partners in a variety of categories. The awards ceremony was held at Gila River Casinos’ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino – Ovations Live! Showroom.

Several D-backs players were on hand to take part in the red carpet Oscar-style awards show, including Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill, J.J. Putz, A.J. Pollock and Josh Collmenter. The quintet competed in Family Feud against several D-backs partners and comedic results can be viewed here: http://atmlb.com/1aJPQGZ

D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall emceed the annual event and was featured throughout the night in several commercial spoofs, including the following parodies of a popular AT&T commercial: http://atmlb.com/1dNRpJR and http://atmlb.com/1ap2WPd

The winners of the awards were as follows:

Luis Gonzalez Community Champion – Western Refining
Brand Integration – Subway
D-backs Ambassador – Safelite
Marketing Activation – Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi
Rookie of the Year (first-year partnership) – Safelite
Lifetime Achievement – APS
Fans’ Choice Award – Taco Bell
Most Valuable Partner – Sanderson Ford (Silver Slugger) and Gila River Casinos (Gold Glove)

Driving Out Domestic Violence Golf Invitational 2011

Domestic Violence Celebrity Golf Invitational To Feature MLB Players, Benefits Chrysalis

Mark and Lauren TeahenMajor League Baseball players are trading their bats for golf clubs this November and swinging for a cause. Mark and Lauren Teahen will host the second annual Driving Out Domestic Violence Celebrity Golf Invitational, presented by Homeowners Financial Group, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Chrysalis, a local domestic violence nonprofit that provides crisis shelter, transitional housing, outpatient counseling, offender treatment, victim advocacy and lay-legal support.

Before the golf tournament, however, an exclusive All Star Evening will take place on November 8 at Monterra at Westworld. It’s bound to be a special night under the stars, complete with tasting stations of local cuisine and signature cocktails, as well as live music.

The next day, on Friday, November 9 at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, the celebrity golf invitation will begin with a high-noonAll Star Evening 2011 shotgun start. In addition to Teahen, other confirmed celebrity attendees include Ryan Zimmerman, also of the Washington Nationals, J.J. Putz and Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox, Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals, Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants, PGA Player Aaron Baddeley, and more.

For those interested in helping the Teahens bat against domestic violence, participation in the Celebrity Golf Invitational is $375 and includes admission to the All Star Evening as well as a reception that follows the day of golf.
 Tickets for the All Star Evening are $150/$250 per couple and can be purchased by calling (602) 955-9095.

For more information about Chrysalis, visit noabuse.org.

The Mark and Lauren Teahen All Star Evening

When: Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Monterra at Westworld, 16604 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
Cost: $150/$250 per couple

Driving Out Domestic Violence Celebrity Golf Invitational

 Friday November 9, 2012; high-noon shotgun start
Where: Talking Stick Golf Club, 9998 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
Cost: $375