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Fulton Homes helps launch ‘Character Counts’ program

Bricks and cement may create a home’s foundation, but honesty and character build a solid foundation for young adults.

Tempe-based homebuilder Fulton Homes is partnering with KTAR Sports Radio 620 for the Fulton Homes Character Counts program. KTAR listeners will be encouraged to nominate a 12- to 17-year-old student athlete who has exhibited character. Beginning in November and continuing through April, one winner from all of the nominees will be chosen each month to win a $100 gift certificate to Sports Authority. At the end of the school year a celebratory banquet will be held for the top 12 finalists who exemplified true character and good sportsmanship, and one athlete will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship courtesy of Fulton Homes.

Every Tuesday a “Character Counts” segment will air on Sports Radio 620 during the Doug and Wolf Morning Show. Former NFL player Ron Wolfley and sports radio personality Doug Franz will discuss what builds great character in sports and the importance of good sportsmanship. Listeners will be invited to visit CharacterCountsAZ.com to nominate a local athlete who exemplifies great character through their actions. Each monthly winner – or “Good Sport” – will be interviewed on video by Ron Wolfley, and will be featured both on-air and online.

“Character is not something a person is born with; we must take responsibility to form and mold it,” Doug Fulton, Fulton Homes CEO, said.  “This program acknowledges the many young adults in our community who are excelling in both sports and in their own lives. Fulton Homes is proud to recognize good character in our young adults and the outstanding model of character they are exhibiting for others.”

The Character Counts program is another in a series of programs which include the Fulton Homes Noon Salute, Teacher of the Week, 2 Seconds is Too Long and Fence Patrol. For more on the Fulton Homes Character Counts program and others, visit www.fultonhomes.com.


Steak And The Game At Wolfley’s Neighborhood Grill

By now it no secret that I am a food junkie, but let it be known that I am a sports junkie as well—  and I am excited that the Phoenix Suns are in full swing! I’m not going to start any arguments regarding their record or skill this season because regardless of how they are playing, there are few things I enjoy more than a sports bar full of local fans — good food and great service. Sound too good to be true? Look no further! Wolfley’s at Desert Ridge has all of this and more.

Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes I like the small, family-owned corner joints as much as the next person, but Wolfley’s offers a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy — not to mention a large, trendy patio equipped with cornhole for friendly competition.

Owner, Ron Wolfley, is a four-time Pro Bowl player, sports talk-show host and commentator for the Arizona Cardinals. He has done a great job of combining the enjoyment of 27 HD screens with the modern décor Phoenix clientele have come to expect. Even if you are not a sports fan, Wolfley’s has enough charm to win you over.

Décor and atmosphere, check. Now on to the food. As many of you know, when it comes to sports bars, you often have to choose between the right atmosphere to enjoy the game and food quality. It is rare that a restaurant can provide both, but Wolfley’s has done just that.

We visited on a Monday night during happy hour. They provide a nice selection of $3-$5 dollar options with both food and drink options. Additionally, we found out Monday is their 20 percent off of any steak special. I have to also mention that their menu is very robust. They offer things from your typical appetizers to family platters, build your own burgers and pizza.


In true bar food fashion, we started with the basics: artichoke dip ($8.75) and wings ($8.95).

The artichoke dip is what you expect. It was hot, the chips were fresh, and the taste was good. The wings were a step above the norm. We ordered the honey gold and mild. The wings were large, and the sauce was great.


I decided that I would take advantage of the steak special. I ordered the New York Strip ($19.95). The steak was good. I can’t honestly say that it was better than others elsewhere; but it was cooked perfectly, and the accompanying vegetables and side salad complemented everything nicely.


Sorry folks, happy hour drinks, two appetizers and a steak had me wanting to sneakily unbutton my jeans! Both the server and bartender did a great job of describing their dessert options and suggested their favorites.

All in all, it was a great visit. The vast menu is a plus for the customers but did seem to be a bit overwhelming to our server. To her credit, the answers that she didn’t have she quickly found out for us. I would recommend Wolfley’s for a night out with friends or a good option when you want to catch the game and bring your children at the same time. Now, if I could just get better at cornhole …

Wolfley’s Rating:

Food: 4 out of 5
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5
Service: 4 out of 5

If You Go: Wolfley’s Neighborhood Grill

21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix
Desert Ridge Marketplace
(480) 515-2424 ‎