Phoenix-based military organization to embark on walk across America


Since 2008, Helping Hands For Freedom, a 501c3 non-profit, has been helping military families dealing with death, deployment and loss. However, the 2015 Lincoln Award recipient will be undertaking its largest project to date this year, as Route For The Brave kicks off on April 28th. The 3,091 mile walk begins in Atlantic City, NJ […]

Scottsdale Named 4th Best Mid-Sized City for Millenials


According to a recent reports from the travel research website, Gogobot, Scottsdale ranks as the 4th best mid-sized city in the U.S. for millenials. The website observed which mid-sized cities are attracting the most Millennials by taking a look at the number of reviews and star ratings of the generation (those born in 1982 and younger), […]

2016 College Football Playoff generates $273.6 million for Arizona economy


PHOENIX – The 2016 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship generated $273.6 million in economic impact, highest among Arizona’s eight college football title games, according to a study by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. In addition to the economic impact, the survey estimated that $12.2 […]

Orphaned Best Friends From Mozambique Coincidentally Adopted by Neighboring AZ Families


Kelvin Lewis and his best friend Afonso Slater, now both 18, have endured a lot during their longtime friendship – including the loss of their respective parents to HIV/AIDS, international adoptions and being accepted into the same American colleges.  The teens, who gave each other support in a Mozambique orphanage after their mothers passed away, […]

Arizona Organ Donors Save Thousands of Lives


In 2015, 165 Arizona organ donors saved 433 lives. The state’s 1,163 eye donors and 1,131 tissue donors touched thousands more with their contributions. In January 2016, Arizona started the new year with its best month for saving lives through organ donation. Twenty-eight Arizona organ donors saved 87 lives. And the Donor Network of Arizona […]

Fiesta Bowl Field Dedicated in Avondale


On Tuesday, March 29th, Fiesta Bowl Charities, the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) and Avondale Elementary School District came together to dedicate the new ‘Fiesta Bowl Field’ and scoreboard at Lattie Coor Elementary and Avondale Middle Schools. Hosting the first ever event on the field, Playworks and Future For Kids organized an hour-long field day […]

Local Valley High School Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

Local Valley High School Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

The (Glendale) Cactus High School robotics team spent six weeks designing, building and programming their robot, Lil Shredder, with the guidance of their mentors in preparation for the regional competition sponsored by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The 498 Cobra Commanders Robotics Team won the regional contest, competing against 55 other teams in the […]

Arizona Cities Not Among the Fattest / Unhealthiest in America

Arizona Cities Not Among the Fattest / Unhealthiest in America

Good news, Arizonans – Phoenix and Tucson are among the healthier metropolitan cities according to a new survey by the personal finance website, WalletHub. In light of National Nutrition Month, WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas to identify those where weight-related problems call for heightened attention. The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area ranks 70th […]

Phoenix Ranks 5th Among Top 30 Metro Cities for Families


According to a recent survey by Apartment List, the Phoenix Metropolitan Area ranks 5th among the best cities for young families. Thirty metropolitan areas were rated based on safety (35%), housing cost (30%), school quality (25%), and child friendliness (10%). Diving further into the report, Gilbert was the top ranked city in the Phoenix metro, with […]