Target Archery (Youth) Power Player

Congratulations to Nick, Kristy And Zoey! Nick and Kristy are the proud parents of a very talented young archer. While Zoey has only been shooting for approximately one year, the entire family has become a great asset to the sport. They never shy away from a task that needs to be done and were very […]

Sparky Fan Pass

Have you purchased your Sparky Fan Pass raffle tickets yet?? If not, you might want to soon! Drawing will be held on Aug 23rd. You don’t wanna miss out on this one! Two lucky fans entered in the Sparky Fan Pass Raffle are getting their pre-drawing prizes – a signed basketball from Arizona Sports Hall […]

Arizona Hall of Fame 2016

The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame (HOF) was founded in 1957 by the Phoenix Press Box Association. The Association held 36 induction ceremonies before ceasing operations in 1991. In the years that followed, the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission assumed custodianship of the Hall of Fame, including developing a plan in the mid-90s to find […]

Volunteers of the Year

Presented to Canyon State Academy.   Canyon State Academy has been in the Valley since 1951 & currently has over 300 students serving ages 12-18 years old at the Junior HS & HS levels.  There mission is to; of course educate but also to make sure the students take an active part in their communities […]

Commissioners of the Year

Representing the Lori Piestewa National Native American Games for all 7 sports are – Mike Douglas (Baseball), Chris Davis (cross country), Justin Peterson (Basketball), Pat Fahy & Marlin Porter (Track) Neil Yazzie (softball), Rich Foley (Volleyball) and Na Hamma & Rupert Lopez (Wrestling).  We have two unique reasons why we chose to honor all 7 […]

2014 Youth Sports Awards

Each year the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission (ASEC) recognizes exceptional youth athletes, coaches and sports contributors throughout Arizona through its Youth Sports Awards program. This year, the Youth Sports Awards recipients who will be recognized at the 44th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 16, 2014: Student Athlete of the Year: Jordan Schlueter, […]

Venue of the Year

The Venue of the Year is the Recreation & Athletic programs at ASU.  As the title sponsor of the Grand Canyon State Games, ASU has whole – heartily ADOPTED & OPENED their campus to our athletes encompassing a wide variety of competitions.  We contested over 30 separate events in 2013 at ASU & the athletes […]

Power Player of the Year

The Power Player of the Year Award  goes to 4 year old Hunter Mathews:  Hunter represents the sport of Indoor Skateboarding.  Hunter was one of our youngest competitors in the history of the Games and Hunter was 3-4 years younger then the next youngest competitor, but that did not faze Hunter at all.  Hunter started […]

Athlete of the Year

Our Athlete of the Year representing ARCHERY is Mr. Eric Bennett! Eric, already involved in archery at a young age, lost his right arm above the elbow in a rollover car accident when he was 15. At the urging of his father, he got back into the sport several years later and has been aiming […]

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