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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Waste Management Phoenix Open (Scottsdale, Arizona) was honored by the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on November 20.

For the second consecutive season, the Waste Management Phoenix Open was named the PGA TOUR “Tournament of the Year,” marking the fourth time (2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019) in the last six years the event has taken top honors. The Phoenix-area tournament also won the “Best Integrated Marketing” award for its engaging and creative year-round integrated marketing plan.

“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am thrilled to congratulate the Waste Management Phoenix Open on once again being named the ‘Tournament of the Year,’” said PGA TOUR Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “The Thunderbirds and title sponsor Waste Management continue to reach new heights each year with an unparalleled fan experience, seamless title sponsor integration and record charitable impact, all while continuing their mission as a zero-waste event.”

The 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, won by Rickie Fowler, continued to reach new levels with its fan experience, marketing and social media strategy, and charitable impact. In recent years, the tournament has enhanced the overall experience for general admission holders, adding and expanding public venues along the closing stretch of holes at TPC Scottsdale, beginning with its famous coliseum-style 16th hole. As part of a sold-out, four-night concert series, more than 38,000 fans enjoyed 11 musical acts, with headliners including Old Dominion, Jake Owen, The Chainsmokers and Snoop Dogg.

Working closely with the PGA TOUR, Skratch and Golf Channel, the tournament reached new audiences with engaging content through the “Legends of the Green” campaign, celebrity influencers and an unforgettable moment shared between 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open champion Gary Woodland and Special Olympics golfer Amy Bockerstette. More than 50 million people have since watched Amy, who has Down Syndrome, sink a par putt on the 16th hole during a practice round with Woodland, making it one of the most viewed Facebook videos in PGA TOUR history. The moment has been covered by all major sports and news outlets, and garnered new attention when Woodland won the 2019 U.S. Open and reunited with Amy on the TODAY Show.

“We’re extremely proud to be acknowledged by the PGA TOUR in back-to-back years and we want to say thank you to our fans, sponsors and the community for their commitment to our event,” said Chance Cozby, 2019 WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman. “The Thunderbirds could not achieve this success without the tireless effort of so many involved, starting with our title sponsor Waste Management. Our goal each year is to make the Waste Management Phoenix Open better than the last so we can continue to grow our charitable give to the Valley of the Sun.”

As the tournament continues to grow, so does the charitable impact. Proceeds from the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open generated a record $13.2 million for local charities, the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history. Since Waste Management became title sponsor in 2010, the tournament has raised more than $81 million for local charities.

“Since Waste Management became title sponsor in 2010, we are proud of the positive impact the Waste Management Phoenix Open continues to bring to benefit the community and the environment,” said Jim Fish, President and CEO of Waste Management. “Together, with our partners The Thunderbirds, we strive to find new ways to improve one of the top sporting events in the world, and this recognition acknowledges our collaborative effort. We’re thrilled to be the title sponsor of this event for the next decade to come.”

The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open, won this year by Rickie Fowler, will be held January 27 – February 2 at TPC Scottsdale.

ABOUT PGA TOUR

By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.

The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 28 countries and regions (93 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2018, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $190 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.84 billion.

Fans can follow the PGA TOUR on PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, on the PGA TOUR app and on social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

Mark your calendars for the biggest events of 2019 Barrett Jackson January 12-20, Scottsdale

barrett jackson events bring big buyers to the valley

This car auction attracts so many visitors that in 2016 the city of Scottsdale hired a consulting firm to study its economic impact and the results were staggering. The auction boasted 350,000 attendees from all 50 states and 15 countries, which translated to almost $170 million in revenue.

Waste Management Phoenix Open January 31-February 3, Scottsdale

This is so much more than just a golf tournament. “The Greatest Show on Grass” had over 700,000 spectators and pumped almost $400 million into the local economy last year. The golf and concerts that follow each night draw a wide range of age groups as well as celebrities to our area.

Arabian Horse Show February 14-24, Scottsdale

While the Arabian Horse Association has other shows throughout the year, this one is the largest in the world and continues to grow. It’s estimated that at least 310,000 horse lovers will flock to the 2019 event, which will showcase more than 2,200 horses (and their owners).

Cactus League Spring Training February 21-March 26Photo of TPC during Phoenix Open

Ten stadiums are scattered across the metro Phoenix area. The 15 MLB teams that make their homes here each year sell 3.5 million tickets each season. Loyal fans from Chicago, San Francisco, Colorado and points all over the country make pilgrimages to watch their teams in action. Not only does this event last a lot longer than the others, it also draws a wider range of ages and socioeconomic groups.

Whether they are looking for a short-term rental, an investment property or a second home, tourists coming to town during this time have a lot of spending power. Be ready for them!

 

Good News… Jobs are pouring into the East Valley!  San Tan News story below via link.

http://santansun.com/2018/10/08/jobs-pouring-into-east-valley-as-firms-flock-to-region/

A New Restaurant in Chandler called “Farmboy” it is locally owned by family farmers!

Using thFarmboy_logo_resizede freshest local ingredients, served in a charming barn like dining room with super friendly servers.  All delicious menu favorites with a healthy twist!  Dine in, take out and catering available.  Check them out, located at Queen Creek & Alma School Rd, Chandler.  Tel: 480-361-2153    https://www.farmboyaz.com/

4th July imageThe NFL’s premier championship game officially has host sites through 2024.  League owners on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal to award Super Bowl LVII to Arizona in 2023 and Super Bowl LVIII to New Orleans in 2024.    “We’re thrilled to be returning to those cities,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters during a Wednesday news conference.    logocardinalsArizona has previously hosted three Super Bowls, including two at the University of Phoenix Stadium and one at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.    Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said. “we look forward to making this the most fan-friendly Super Bowl in the history of Super Bowls, and bigger and better than any Super Bowl.

Memorial Day

SUMMER is almost here…”Happy Memorial Dad weekend!  I hope yours is SAFE and FUN! Call me when I can assist you with any new Real Estate!”  

2018- See the New Diamondbacks Spring Training Menu… 

PHOENIX – What do you get when you slather a hot dog in pulled pork then layer green chile and mac-n-cheese on top of it?  Arizona, meet the Diamondbacks’ newest addition to the Spring Training rotation, the MEGA DOG.  Watch the video above to see what other tasty treats the D-backs will be serving up this Spring Training season!  The Diamondbacks are known for exceptional concession creations, such as the D-Bat Dog, an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon, and the Churro Dog, a warm cinnamon churro sitting in a Long John chocolate-glazed donut that is topped with frozen yogurt, caramel and chocolate sauces.

https://www.abc15.com/sports/video-introducing-the-diamondbacks-spring-training-menu-mac-n-cheese-dog

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Feb. 2018, The 10 Best Restaurants in Chandler 

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You can get specific community correspondence from your real neighbors.  Hear about the occasional  break-in, a first responder event, a neighbor selling a car or doing a yard sale, to good construction trade names to doctor referrals.  Or just some plain neighborhood gossip.  It’s more like a Facebook for Neighborhoods and a good way to know what’s happening around your house.   Cheers, Cathi

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Developer to begin third phase of The Cays at Ocotillo

The Statesman Group is preparing to launch the third phase of construction this fall at The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo, a $90 million luxury condominium community.

The new phase will include the third of four buildings featuring 64 one- and two-bedroom condominiums and top-floor penthouses ranging in size from 862 to 1,512 square feet and priced from the mid-$300,000s.  “A VIP interest list is now being generated with sales to launch this fall,” the Statesman Group said in a release. Completion is expected in early 2020.  When The Cays opened in June 2015, it was the only for-sale condo community of its kind in the East Valley with resort-style amenities and direct access to the restaurants, wine bars, a coffee shop and retailers in Downtown Ocotillo.  Now, Statesman has sold more than 128 homes, with just 17 remaining in the second phase.

“We are expecting a quick sellout of the remaining homes here at The Cays and we’re looking to carry that momentum into the next phase, especially since pricing will increase in the coming weeks,” said Alana Mann, president and owner. “With the expansion of the surrounding Downtown Ocotillo neighborhood, homeowners at The Cays will have a whole new level of dining, shopping and services right in their backyard, while still being just a three-minute drive to the booming Price Corridor. You just can’t beat the location, the access and the amenities.”

Homes at The Cays feature distinctive interiors with designer-selected finishes, large master bedrooms, split floorplans for privacy, spacious walk-in closets, ceramic tile flooring throughout and cabinetry with a choice of finishes.  With upgraded stainless steel appliances and expansive patios, each home will come equipped with smart technology and fiber-optic high-speed internet that will be eight times faster than the service supplied by most cable providers, the developer said.

“Residents also have access to an expansive offering of resort-style amenities at The Cays, including a 9,500-square-foot clubhouse that features a gourmet community kitchen, two-sided fireplace, a media center and social lounge, yoga studio, billiards and shuffleboard located at the heart of the property,” the Statesman Group said.

Other amenities include an 1,800-square-foot fitness center with locker rooms and private steam showers, heated swimming pool surrounded by private cabanas, an outdoor kitchen with gas BBQs and a bar, fireplaces and lush landscaping. To register for the VIP interest list call Cathi ASAP, 928-273-0538

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The Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler  Under NEW Ownership – MGP, Mickelson Golf Properties- Aka Phil Mickelson…

In 1986, the club emerged from the cotton fields of Chandler to become one of Arizona’s finest traditional layouts. Ted Robinson put his signature on the original 27-hole layout surrounded by mature trees and a myriad of water hazards.  It’s a traditional challenge with a modern flare that is a refreshing departure from AZ’s many desert golf courses.  And the club’s recent acquisition in May ’17 has generated big improvements.  “We made a number of enhancements to an already solid facility,” said Mark Bakerman, GM for Ocotillo.  “We look forward to delivering the type of golf and lifestyle experience to our annual members, cardholders and daily fee golfers that lives up to the lofty standards set by one of the lofty standards set by one of the game’s best”.  First and foremost, the irrigation system was completely revamped.  This provides for a much more effective and efficient use of water to create exceptional conditions, while at the same time, preserving the most precious resource in the desert Southwest.  The practice facility was overhauled to include several new targets, and the clubhouse was updated with a host of new goodies – not the least of which is the completely reimagined Ocotillo Grille.  www.ocotillogolf.com

Ocotillo Lakes & Golf Resort     CP Incline Vlg Ocotillo Golf

Cathi Pospisil, 32 year REALTOR, Broker Associate, ABR, AHWD, CRS, GRI, MRE, SFR and Past Aspen  Board of REALTORS® President,  

Cell: 928-273-0538, EM: cathi@myrebroker.com

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