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Arizona Rattlers announce 2016 training camp presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community March 8-25

Wednesday February 10, 2016

 Training Camp, Fan Fest to be held in Maricopa

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers are pleased to announce its 2016 training camp, presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community. Scheduled for March 8-25, the daily practices, which are open to the public beginning March 12, will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Maricopa, Ariz. Practice dates and times are subject to change.

The Rattlers will cap off the training camp with Fan Fest on Saturday, March 26 at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, Ariz., from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Players, Sidewinders dancers and Rattlers mascot, Stryker, will be in attendance. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets to ride the Fan Express, providing round trip transportation from Talking Stick Resort Arena to the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community,” said Rattlers team president, Chris Presson. “None of this would be possible without the support of this community and the city of Maricopa.”

The Ak-Chin Indian Community will offer fans the opportunity to stay, play and golf with their “Three Great Reasons,” Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.

“The Ak-Chin Indian Community became a partner with the Arizona Rattlers in 2014. We are excited to be a part of the training camp program this year and most especially to have the players and fans visit our Community and for our youth to participate and learn is an experience that they will always remember,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Robert Miguel. “Our continued support of organizations like the Rattlers, combined with our local entertainment options Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, further demonstrate our commitment to Arizona.”

For more information on the Arizona Rattlers, please visit azrattlers.com.

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About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers have won three straight ArenaBowl championship games and are proud members of the Arena Football League (AFL). ArenaBowl XXVII marked the team's ninth appearance in the championship game, winning in 2014, 2013, 2012, 1997 and 1994. For tickets, call 602-514-8383, or visit 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 35 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 1,022 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Vekol Market, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us/.