Arizona Rattlers Announce Training Camp Community Initiatives

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers are proud to announce they will be partnering with the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the City of Maricopa for a series of community initiatives as a part of its 2016 training camp. The training camp is being held March 8-25 at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Maricopa, Ariz. The Rattlers will host and support various events within the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the City of Maricopa throughout the training camp including:


  • Players will visit the Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith Enke Road, Maricopa, on various days throughout camp, including March 16 and 23, for the “Read with a Rattler” campaign for local youth which includes autographs and photos.


  • An exclusive 9th Man Member BBQ for 2016 season ticket holders will be held Sunday, March 13 at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, 48456 W. Highway 238, Maricopa.


  • On March 19, fans are invited to watch an intersquad scrimmage at Copper Sky Regional Park from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by the Maricopa Salsa Festival. The Arizona Sidewinders dance team and Rattlers mascot, Stryker, will join the team for games and giveaways from 2 – 8 p.m.


  • On March 26, the Rattlers will host their annual Fan Fest event at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Rd, on the Ak-Chin Circle Field, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to Fan Fest the team will also host a Kids Camp in conjunction with the City of Maricopa’s Community Services Department.


“Giving back to the community has always been an important part of the Rattlers organization,” said Rattlers team president, Chris Presson. “Our owner, Ron Shurts, places a strong emphasis on supporting the community and we are excited to expand that relationship with the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the City of Maricopa.”


“The Ak-Chin Indian Community is honored to partner with the Arizona Rattlers and the City of Maricopa to present these exciting events for our Community and surrounding areas,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Robert Miguel. “In addition to the economic impact for the region, Arizona Rattlers fans will be able to experience firsthand our local entertainment options, including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino,UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.


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