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Teacher Feature: Mary McGraw

Tue Oct, 2017

Name: Mary McGraw School: Anza Trail School District: Sahuarita Unified District Grade: First Since starting as a first grade teacher in Arizona nine years ago, Mary McGraw has always known what her classroom wish would be if the opportunity to cast it ever presented itself. “I have never had enough materials for my kids to read,” McGraw said. “There […]

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Teacher Feature: Leonora Baltazar

Tue Oct, 2017

School: Longview Elementary District: Osborn School District Grade: Kindergarten-Third Special Education Self-Contained Class This past August, Leonora Baltazar implemented a new reading intervention program in her special education classroom at Longview Elementary, something she never thought was possible. “As teachers, we often have big ideas of how we can do more and teach students better,” Baltazar explained. “Sometimes […]

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Volunteer Feature: Ronnie Perez

Tue Oct, 2017

Ronnie Perez looks out at the Phoenix Salvation Army Kroc Center football field. In front of him, more than 100 kids are being coached by former NFL players and coaches. The smile on his face says it all. “This facility is where the youth clinic originally started,” Perez, a longtime Fiesta Bowl volunteer explained. “I […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jeff Golner

Tue Oct, 2017

Finding the time to run his own creative marketing agency and serve as chair of the Fiesta Bowl Yellow Jacket Committee for the 2017-18 season has been no problem for Jeff Golner. “I do for a living what I do for the Fiesta Bowl as committee chair,” Golner explained. “It can be a hard balance but it’s […]

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Behind the Bowl: The Fiesta Bowl Trophy

Tue Oct, 2017

Standing at 46 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds and created with the most intricate details, the Fiesta Bowl Trophy is nothing short of a work of art. The Plan In 2002 the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors decided it needed a more unique trophy to compete with the trophies of the other national bowls – […]

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Teacher Feature: Linda Sullivan

Tue Oct, 2017

Teacher: Linda Sullivan Grade: Fourth School: Starlight Elementary School As a teacher of over 20 years, Linda Sullivan knows just how valuable $5,000 can be to a classroom and an entire school. “The needs of a school classroom are endless,” explained Sullivan, a fourth-grade teacher at Starlight Park Elementary in Phoenix. “It’s hard to know […]

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CHARITY FEATURE: CHILDREN’S CANCER NETWORK

Mon Oct, 2017

In 2004 as a senior in high school, Jenny Luttrell came to her parents with an idea. After watching her younger brother, Jeff, fight Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since his diagnoses on his second day of Kindergarten, she hoped to make a difference in the lives of families affected by pediatric cancer. “She wanted to put […]

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BEHIND THE BOWL: THE ELLIE & MICHAEL ZIEGLER FIESTA BOWL MUSEUM

Tue Oct, 2017

Relive the greatest moments in Fiesta Bowl history at the Ellie & Michael Ziegler Fiesta Bowl Museum Located in the heart of Scottsdale, the Ellie & Michael Ziegler Fiesta Bowl Museum is a staple dedicated to college football. The museum first opened its doors in 2006 and allows fans to relive some of the most […]

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