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Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee still seeking volunteers for events leading up to the big game

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee still seeking volunteers for events leading up to the big game

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Football is back! And while there’s a whole season of games to play before the Super Bowl next February in Glendale, the host committee is still seeking volunteers to help in various ways leading up to the big event.

Super Bowl LVII is set for Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale. Even though it’s still months away, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has a lot of work ahead. That’s why last month, the committee launched a volunteer program called TEAM AZ, presented by Avnet and PetSmart.

The group’s goal is to get 5,000 volunteers signed up who will serve as ambassadors for events leading up to the Super Bowl. That could include welcoming guests at airports, hotels and other other locations. If you’re interested in volunteering as part of TEAM AZ, click or tap here to apply.

There are a couple of things to note: You have to be at least 18 years old and applying means you’ll go through a formal process including a background check. Volunteering also won’t get you into the actual Super Bowl. TEAM AZ support won’t be needed in the stadium on game day.

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Arizona hospitals explain how they train for mass casualty events

Arizona hospitals explain how they train for mass casualty events

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – After the 4th of July mass shooting that left seven people dead in an Illinois suburb, medical staff raced to help the dozens of people injured. It’s a reality hospitals train for, including here in the Valley.

HonorHealth partners with law enforcement for disaster drills every year. “We include all levels within the hospital center. So, x-ray, lab, then actually take the patients into surgery suites so we can surge and stress all different levels of the hospitals, instead of just the emergency department,” said John Bartz, Director of Network Operations, Emergency and Public Safety at HonorHealth.

These simulations acknowledge the grim reality that a mass shooting could happen anywhere, at any time. “It has to be hands on training, you can’t just do tabletop exercises. You have to do real-life training scenarios because it does put stress on staff, we try to inoculate them against stress and exposed to the best we can do to what real-life scenario would be,” said Matthew Roadifer, Senior Director of Security Services at HonorHealth.

Dr. Ayan Sen is the chair of critical care at Mayo Clinic and works in the ICU. “We are not a trauma center, but all the more reason that we are prepared for any traumatic incidents including mass shooting and mass casualty events so that everybody gets the best care if unfortunately, events like these happen,” he said.

He says treating patients as soon as possible gives them a higher chance of survival. “We have plans where teams would respond in collaboration with EMS and law enforcement. The time is precious,” Dr. Sen said.

Mayo Clinic also offers ‘Stop the Bleed’ training. It’s open to anyone, and Dr. Sen says it can save someone’s life, especially in situations where there are mass casualties. For more information, click here.

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Bride in limbo after Val Vista Lakes HOA votes to cancel events

Bride in limbo after Val Vista Lakes HOA votes to cancel events

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A bride-to-be is scrambling to re-plan her wedding after she was notified her venue is no longer hosting events starting at the beginning of next year.

“Yesterday, I got a phone call from the general manager of Val Vista Lakes telling me they were canceling all events after January 1st, 2023, and they said it was because of legal reasons,” said Amy Greco. “It’s not actually the HOA company. It’s actually the HOA board members that are voting against having the events there. The only thing that I could think of is that they want to host events there themselves and maybe because Val Vista Lakes is such a popular venue, they’re not able to do so. Which is fine, but I feel they should honor my contract.”

Greco said she wanted the venue so badly that she booked her reservation in August 2021 for her wedding in March 2023.

“Since I moved here in 2006, I wanted to get married there mainly because of the lake and the views there. Because of the docks, it reminded me of my hometown in Long Island,” Greco said. “It was a must for me. That was the first thing that I booked, and then I kind of built the wedding around that.”

Val Vista Lakes said in an email to Greco that she would be returned her $1,000 deposit. However, Greco said she doesn’t know what will happen to her vendors.

“It’s kind of like build your own wedding. So it’s up to me to pick all of my vendors and book them and put it all together,” Greco explained. “I have everything booked. I have my caterers booked, I have the bartender, invitations are sent out, there’s a hotel room block already booked, RSVPs are already coming in. If I were to have to go somewhere else, I don’t know that I can bring my vendors with me, I don’t know if they can refund me the deposits. I don’t know what’s within my budget anymore. It’s all kind of ruined.”

Greco said she wanted Val Vista Lakes as her wedding venue before meeting her future husband. She’s hoping there’s still a way to make it happen.

“The general manager from Val Vista Lakes, or the HOA company, had called me and said that there is a loophole and if I find any resident in Val Vista Lakes that will sponsor me for my event, I’m still able to have it,” Greco said. “But I don’t know anyone that lives in Val Vista Lakes because I’m all the way here in Phoenix.”

Arizona’s Family reached out to the vice president of Val Vista Lakes, but we have not gotten a response.

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Five events to watch: Badgers compete in Arizona | Wisconsin Badgers

Five events to watch: Badgers compete in Arizona | Wisconsin Badgers

MADISON, Wis. – The Badger women’s track and field team continues its outdoor season, competing at the Jim Click Shootout in Tuscon, Arizona, from Thursday to Saturday. Events begin on Thursday with the heptathlon starting at 12:30 p.m. CT. On Friday, day two of the heptathlon kicks off at 1:30 p.m. CT. On Saturday, all other events begin at 3 p.m. CT.
Fans can follow live results on our Twitter page @BadgerTrackXC. Live results can also be found here.
Here are five events to watch this weekend.
1. SEVEN-EVENT CLASSIC: Jordan Hirsbrunner and Mackenzie Heyroth make their season debut in the heptathlon on Thursday and Friday. The Badger duo compete in the 100-meter hurdles, shot put, high jump and 200 meters on Thursday with the long jump, javelin and 800 meters running on Friday. The duo are coming off second and third-place finishes, respectively, in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Indoor championships in late February.
2. HISTORICAL HURDLES: Current school record holder in the 100-meter hurdles, Destiny Huven, kicks off the hurdles action for the Badgers on Saturday at 7:35 p.m. CT.  Bianca Stubler will compete in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. CT.  Stubler is currently ranked third all-time for UW, just .32 seconds off the school record.
3. YES, IT IS A SPRINT: Kiley Robbins, Taylor Gilling, and Diamond Black will all compete in the 100-meter dash Saturday.  Robbins set the school record in the 100 earlier this outdoor season while Gilling has the third-fastest time in the event. The duo will also be competed in the 4×100-meter relay. Armoni Brown, Ali Dorn, Gilling and Robbins are set to compete in the 200 dash on Saturday at 10:05 p.m. CT.  Gilling holds the seventh-fastest time in program history in this event.
4. THROW FAR BADGERS: Chloe Lindeman and Olivia Roberts are looking to improve on their personal best marks in the hammer throw.  Lindeman holds the third position for all-time marks in the event with her distance of 195 feet, three inches. Roberts sits at sixth all time for Wisconsin with a mark of 189-6.  Lindeman and Josie Schaefer will make appearances in the shot put. Schaefer holds the second- farthest mark in Wisconsin’s history with a distance of 60-¼ feet, set at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Schaefer will also compete in the discus where she ranks second at UW with a throw of 186-10.
5. VAULTING BADGERS: A quartet of Badgers are scheduled to compete in the pole vault on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT. Hailey Orlowski will lead the Badgers into the pole vault Saturday, her personal best clearance of 13-8 ½ positions her as third-all time in program history. Tia Dorshorst ranks sixth all time at 13-5 1/4. They will be joined by Kenzi Kluge and Julia Moore.

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Six Cats Win Events On First Day of Willie Williams – University of Arizona Athletics

Six Cats Win Events On First Day of Willie Williams - University of Arizona Athletics

TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Track and Field finish up their first day of the Willie Williams Classic with Wildcats capturing five first place finishes with a flurry of personal bests.

Day One Highlights

Calvin Wilson gave the Cats their first win of the day in the 400m hurdles with a first place time of 51.43. Trayvion White-Austin scorched the men’s 200m dash with a new PR of 20.89 to take home another event win for Arizona.

Neysia Howard carried her momentum from the indoor season into the first outdoor meet, coming in with a first-place finish and a PR of 23.68 in teh 200m dash. Jenica Bosko came in close behind with her own PR of 24.22 and a third-place finish.

In throws, Mackenna Orie captured the top spot in the shot put with a throw of 15.85m (52’0″). Ava David got to the podium as well in the women’s hammer throw with a distance of 54.47m (178’8″). Jared O’Riley added to the podium count with a second-place finish in the javelin. Jakob Chamberlin (61.90m) and Jaisen Brown (58.55m) gave personal-best performances in the hammer throw to both place in the top five. Chamberlin finished his first day of competition with a win in the discus with Zach Landa placing second. 

The distance crew earned their first event win of the outdoor season with Iker Sanchez Lopez winning the 1500m with a time of 3:45.17 with his brother Ian Sanchez Lopez coming in right behind with a second-place finish of 3:46.08.

Grace Driskill placed herself on the podium in the 1500m run with a PR of 4:34.19 with Maddy Christopher placing fifth with her own PR of 4:35.74. Meggie Karp closed out the day for distance with an outdoor PR in the 5000m with a time of 17:38.10 to finish second.

The jumpers made a big showing at Drachman Stadium. Reinaldo Rodrigues took home the gold in the men’s long jump with a huge PR of 7.75m, which is the eighth longest outdoor jump in school history.

White-Austin added his own PR with a second place jump of 7.44m. Razeen Khaldun rounded out the top-five with his PR of 7.12m. Jenica Bosko found the podium again on day one, placing second in the women’s long jump with a distance of 5.74m. Tiana Poirier-Shelton came in close behind with a fourth-place finish of 5.72m.

The Cats will return tomorrow at Roy P. Drachman at 9:00 a.m. with Tanner Kippes and Jacob Kauffman in the men’s pole vault. The running events will begin at 11:05 a.m. with the 400m relay.


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