The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Parker & Sons presented a $100,000 check to Special Olympics Arizona prior to the D-backs game on July 19. The funds were raised in a joint effort between the D-backs and Parker & Sons through online donations at www.dbacks.com/everybodywins.
When Alexa Rogers was only 5 years old, she met a little girl named Sam who was very similar to herself. Sam was bright, happy and always trying to give back to others. There was only one glaring difference between the two.
I’ve seen it multiple times, but it never fails to amaze me just how fragile our lives, as well as all the stuff of our lives, really are. One of the summer storms bouncing around the Valley at this time of year brought wind and rain ripping through our church campus. It tore up trees and threw around the roof tiles like a 2 year old in full tantrum mode. The storm was all over and done in the space of about 10 minutes, yet restoring some semblance of order took several days. The emotional impact of the scene of devastation, and the physical work also took its toll, even as we give thanks that no one was injured.
As our children prepare for back to school, routines are going to change and new schedules are going to form. The demands of homework, extracurricular activities, and sports often cause children and teens to go off their daily routines. Meal times, sleeping schedules, and regular hygiene habits alter, of which, all three factors are extremely important for proper health and mental development.
The Reed football program in Sparks, Nev., has made the big-school state title game twice in the last three years and received the honor of being invited to the Sollenberger Classic to open the season in the annual football showcase featuring top programs from Arizona and Nevada.
Eli, a gorgeous 2-year-old, long-haired tuxedo cat is looking for a new home. He is a very calm and quite cat who likes to find a great perch from which he can watch the world go by. His favorite position is to be laying next to you to receive bully rubs and brushing. At the PetSmart cat center, he enjoys the attention of volunteers by sitting with them and occasionally playing with toys. When in the mood, he plays like a kitten. He is good with other quiet cats and maybe dogs.
Furniture Bank, Inc., in Ahwatukee has been assisting families around the Valley furnish their newly acquired home for the past two years, and the charity plans to double its initiatives after receiving it 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Civil rights groups asked a federal appeals court Monday to let them try to block an Arizona law banning abortions based on race or gender because the statute was passed because of racial stereotypes of – and hostility to – blacks and Asian-Americans.
Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year. She will require a calm home where she can socialize, given plenty of tender, loving care and slowly introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]