Join us Saturday June 9th 2012 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Scottsdale’s original annual event! Mighty Mud Mania is held at Chaparral Park located at 5401 N Hayden Rd. This year, 7-17 year olds will need to be there before 12:00 p.m. to run in the original mud course, because adults will get to compete in the course from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a $10 admission fee! Kids can encourage their parents to show them their skills or adults can challenge each other for the first time in 36 years! Registration for Scottsdale’s celebration of water and mud begins at 8 a.m. Participants must bring a signed permission slip or have a parent or guardian available at the event to sign one. In addition, participants must wear lace-up or Velcro shoes (sandals and flip-flops are not allowed).
The event is free, but participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Vista del Camino food bank. Activities are planned for two age groups, 6 and younger and 7 to 17. The younger group can enjoy the mini mud obstacle course, mud pits, water play area, sand castle building and a town of mud dubbed “Mudville.” Older children can try the original mud obstacle course (from 8am to 12 noon,) sandcastle building and mud pits.
Questions? Contact Ronnie Phillips at email@example.com
Since 1985, the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital has hosted a week-long summer camp for its current and former patients. Camp Rainbow provides children with seven days of friends, activities, fun and laughter, and gives them the opportunity to interact with other youth who’ve experienced similar hardships, in the forms of treatment and loss, and a similar victory, in living. While at camp, children have unique experiences, participating in activities such as horseback riding, zip lining, canoeing, fishing and archery. They also get to swim, camp out under the stars, and sculpt, paint and design in arts and crafts. It is truly a magical week for the 120-plus campers who attend!
Camp Rainbow will be held August 3rd- August 11th, 2012.
I would love the opportunity to talk to you more about camp and how you can help. Please contact me at 602-546-0157 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I appreciate your time and consideration, and I look forward to partnering with you as we plan for Camp Rainbow 2012.
Casey was part of Ignite @ ASU: Small Solutions, Big Change at the Polytechnic Campus on November 2011. Check out what she has to say about her Ignite presentation and watch her video to learn how can can use twitter for change.
“As a social media coordinator at a university, I am not only an avid user of social networks but I am continually teaching coworkers, friends, and students how to effectively use social media for their personal and professional needs. Among these networks, I believe Twitter is the tool that can help any individual change the world.
Presenting at Ignite @ ASU has been on my bucket list for a couple years. I have attended several Ignite events and two things keep me coming back: the rapid pace of the presentations and the audience participation on Twitter. That is right; the best part about Ignite events is using Twitter to discuss the presentations in real time with other audience members. In fact, it was the audience participation at those events that gave me the idea to discuss the power of Twitter for my presentation. If a five minute speech given one time can cause a room full of strangers to tweet to each other and simultaneously spread the word about a new idea, non-profit, or service project …think of what you could do with an actual Twitter strategy to further your cause.
What I have discovered is many people are intimidated by their own voice. I consistently hear people say they don’t join new social networks because they don’t have anything to say. My Ignite presentation not only helps you understand what Twitter is, but how you – right now, in 140 characters or less – can create a strategy, begin tweeting and start changing the world.”
Mary Landers from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Phoenix West) invites you to the annual Glendale and Arrowhead area Lock-Up on May 23, 2012. We would love to have you involved as a jailbird! This year’s lockup is being held at Jobing.com Arena and hosted by the Phoenix Coyotes and MDA.
As a jailbird, you will be raising “bail” to get yourself out of jail. Don’t worry we won’t keep you there if you don’t post your total bail. The bail for this lock-up is set at $2,400 and that will send three MDA kiddos to MDA Summer Camp! Most of our campers will tell you the week at camp is “better than Christmas”!
Once you commit to the event, you will gain access to a personal fundraising website and a personal fundraising coach, a.k.a. your parole officer. You can see that website here.
We hope you will join us at this year’s Lock-Up, not only will you have a great time and meet some great people (including some of the Arizona families you are helping), but you will also be spending your lunch doing something great for the community.
Mary Landers | Volunteer | (480) 518-9929
Ashley Allan | Fundraising Coordinator Muscular Dystrophy Association| Phoenix West 4500 S. Lakeshore Drive, Suite #450 | Tempe, AZ 85282 Office 480-753-9084| Fax 480-753-9082 email@example.com | mda.org
During his Ignite @ ASU presentation on November 2011, Justin shared an idea to create a new tool for learning a new language and preserving unique dialects. Here is what he said about his experience at Ignite @ ASU:
“I’m a recent ASU graduate with degrees in Biology and Anthropology. My hope is to create a tool that aims to preserve the diversity of languages and dialects throughout the world.
The thought that many citizens in foreign countries have mastered two different languages is very impressive in my mind. I definitely feel a little left in the dust when meeting with people that are multilingual. Ignite @ ASU was an awesome way for me to present my idea on creating a multilingual community that spans the entire globe. Meeting the other presenters and hearing their innovative ideas was very exciting. Such innovation only further inspires me to do my part to help solve a problem that I see in the world.
Take a look at some of the other ideas that were presented that night and I hope you will feel the same way I do. Every solution starts from a simple idea, so when you find something you’re truly passionate about, pursue it until you reach your goal.”
It’s cool. It’s gooey. And it needs your help. Volunteers are needed for Mighty Mud Mania, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road. There are all sorts of muddy and not so muddy jobs available. You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. Sign up by May 31. For more information or to register, call 480-312-0221, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/MightyMudMania/Volunteer.
Litefoot is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He is a Native American rap artist, actor, role model and entrepreneur. Litefoot began realizing his entrepreneurial dreams twenty years ago by starting his own recording label, Red Vinyl Records (www.redvinyl.com) and releasing his own music. He has since recorded ten award-winning albums that have been distributed throughout the world. Litefoot is a feature film actor and has starred in such major motion pictures as, The Indian In The Cupboard and Mortal Kombat, Annihilation. He has also appeared on the television programs: C.S.I. Miami, Family Law and Any Day Now. Litefoot was recently appointed the President and CEO of The National Center For American Indian Enterprise Development (www.ncaied.org). Litefoot continues to constantly tour Indian Country as a popular rap artist and public speaker. Over the last 5 years he has traveled over 150,000 miles throughout the United States bringing hope and empowerment to over 450 Native American communities as spokesperson of the “Reach The Rez Tour” (www.reachtherez.org).By successfully walking in both the traditional and contemporary worlds, Litefoot is an example of what today’s young Native Americans are encouraged to become.
Woman as Hero, a student organization at Arizona State University, will be holding a summit on global women’s issues called Womanity on Friday, April 6, 2012 on the Tempe Campus from 10 am to 4pm in the Memorial Union.
Our purpose is to advocate, enlighten, and inspire both women and men globally and locally to empower girls and women through education and entrepreneurship.
Through this socially-conscious summit, we want to explore a variety of pressing global issues that women and men face in the world today regarding domestic violence, feminism, honor killings, educational and economic opportunities, media and health. Woman as Hero hopes to not only inform and engage the attendees of the Womanity summit but to also encourage a spirit of social justice and activism to take up the struggle for equality and dignity for all.
The summit is free and open to the community!
This year we are also working with ASU4Food to provide donations to local food banks. Please bring any non-perishable food items you would like to donate.