Fiesta Features Archive - Fiesta Bowl | Fiesta Bowl

Charity Feature: Playworks

Thu Oct, 2019

By Teagan Rasche Bullying has become a rising problem in schools, with some studies saying 40 percent of students experience bullying at school, yet only less than 30 percent of students who are bullied notify adults about it. October is Bullying Prevention Month and Fiesta Bowl Charities grant recipient Playworks runs a peer focused anti-bullying […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Kruck

Wed Sep, 2019

By – Teagan Rasche   By day, she’s a Network Manager for Cigna Health. By night, she’s the face of the Fiesta Bowl’s Ambassador program and oversees the 26 active members. While volunteering at the 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Monica Kruck ran into a familiar face behind the scenes at State Farm Stadium, Penn State Head […]

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Charity Feature: HopeKids

Wed Sep, 2019

By – Teagan Rasche When families have a child with cancer or another life threatening illness, it can be hard for them to have something to look forward to. That’s where HopeKids comes in. HopeKids provides events, activities and a powerful, unique support community for families of sick kids. Everything the charity does revolves around […]

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Teacher Feature: Frank Sagasta

Wed Sep, 2019

By – Nick Sheey A year ago at this time, Desert Star Academy teacher Frank Sagasta was in dire need of resources for his students. He filled out a Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers grant application, hoping that his name would be called to receive $5,000 to benefit his students. “We didn’t have the […]

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Teacher Feature: 2016 Wishes For Teachers Grant Recipient Jessica Fatina

Wed Aug, 2019

Aligning with the Fiesta Bowl’s vision of being “More Than Just A Game,” Fiesta Bowl Charities committed to $1 million to benefit teachers in 2018-19 through the Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers, presented by DriveTime program. In the first three years of the program, $2.2 million has been granted to Arizona’s teachers. Wishes For Teachers […]

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College Football’s 150th Anniversary and the Fiesta Bowl

Wed Jul, 2019

In this, the 150th season of college football, the PlayStation® Fiesta Bowl will kick off in 150 days. It is hard to predict what will happen in the days between now and then, just as it was near impossible to predict what has happened in the last 150 years. College football’s tradition and legacy will […]

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Football Feature: AJ Hawk

Wed Jul, 2019

By – Nick Sheehy There comes a time when every NFL player faces the reality of retiring. AJ Hawk wasn’t thinking about that date when he played in the Fiesta Bowl three times over his four-year college career at Ohio State. Some of Hawk’s greatest memories as a player were at the Fiesta Bowl, including […]

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BCBSAZ Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Dorward

Fri Jul, 2019

By – Andy Shultz It was business as usual as the Fiesta Bowl Committee kicked off its 49th season in April at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Yellow Jacket committee members and staff networked in the lobby as they waited for the ballroom doors to open to begin planning two college football bowl games and numerous […]

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Football Feature: Patrick Laird

Wed Jul, 2019

When you think of former Cal Golden Bear and new Miami Dolphin Patrick Laird, your mind probably jumps to the former starting running back’s 1,000-yard seasons and nine touchdowns. But all of that pales in comparison to off-the-field actions of the Business Administration and Political Science graduate. During the winter of 2017, Laird created a […]

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SEC Returns to the Fiesta Bowl

Thu Feb, 2019

-Nick Sheehy The Southeastern Conference, a conference that produces the nation’s most prominent programs, has sent just six teams to the Valley of the Sun in the 48-year history of the Fiesta Bowl. The SEC’s lack of Fiesta Bowl appearances can be attributed in part to the Bowl Championship Series era in college football from […]

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