While most teenagers spend their time just trying to get through junior high and high school in one piece, 13-year-old Mesa resident Kayli Merwin is giving a voice to children facing adversity through hope-filled songs in her latest EP “Tapestry.”
What began seven years ago as an off-season scrimmage between a few lacrosse teams has turned into a full blown jamboree with more than 35 teams coming together to play and also raise money for local kids diagnosed with cancer.
After an accident in 2000 left her paralyzed from the waist down, former Ahwatukee business owner, Cristin Van Driel, was unable to act on her love of running. Her doctors at the time told her that she may never be able to run again due to the extent of her injuries.
The chatter doesn’t matter. It’s essentially the approach the Desert Vista girls basketball team has taken when it comes to the lopsided scores that have become common place as the Thunder prepare for the postseason and defending their title.
Cristin Van Driel helped organize and will participate in Strides for Spines, which will take place Jan. 24 at 8 a.m. at Reach 11 Sports Complex. It benefits the Barrow Neurological Institute and donates a portion of its proceeds to the institutes in honor of Van Driel and Ultimate Stamina Coaching. [Submitted]
Working in real estate I have worked with many clients who have traditions when it comes to buying or selling their home. One of the most fascinating is the art of feng shui. I really didn’t know much about it other than a few clients have chosen, or not chosen, a property based on certain floor plans.
Middle and high school aged football players have a chance to tryout this weekend for Club Football AZ, a 7-on-7 squad and offseason training program that is coached by former NFL players like Chuck Levy.
Craig Brooks stayed in the corner with the upper weights, assistant coach Andre Blake was showing a move with the rest of the team, and at the front of the Mountain Pointe wrestling room was about five kids doing homework.