Arizona Rattlers Announce Multi-Year Partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community
Saturday May 31, 2014
Partnership includes "Ak-Chin Indian Community Field" naming rights
Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers are pleased to announce a major multi-year partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community that includes naming rights on the Rattlers home field at US Airways Center.
"We are proud to partner with the Ak-Chin Indian Community," said Rattlers majority owner Ron Shurts. "It is an honor to not only support this tribal community but to join our efforts to make a difference in the lives of others through our community initiatives."
Highlighting the partnership is the renaming of the Rattlers home field to "Ak-Chin Indian Community Field." The new logo will be featured midfield and measures 40-feet long. Governor Jan Brewer was on hand at Saturday's news conference to help announce the Ak-Chin Indian Community and Arizona Rattlers' commitment to supporting the Children's Heart Gallery, an organization dedicated to using the work of photographers to help older children in foster care find adoptive parents. Ak-Chin Indian Community will be donating 150 tickets to the Children's Heart Gallery for each game during the remainder of the 2014 season.
"We are looking forward to the possibilities this continued partnership with the Arizona Rattlers will bring to our Community," said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Louis J. Manuel, Jr. "Our commitment to the community matches that of the Rattlers and we appreciate the multiple opportunities our children will be able to participate in over the next three years."
The Rattlers will once again utilize its assets to serve the Ak-Chin Indian Community with an emphasis on supporting its youth and education.
For more information, please visit www.azrattlers.com.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers are the back-to-back ArenaBowl World Champions and are proud members of the Arena Football League (AFL). ArenaBowl XXVI marked the Rattlers eighth appearance in the AFL Championship Game where they have earned Arena Bowl titles in 1994, 1997, 2012 and 2013.
For 2014 ticket information please call (602) 514-TDTD (8383) or visit www.azrattlers.com.
About Ak-Chin Indian Community
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground." Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 975 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, Vekol Market and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us