Phoenix Suns to host community outreach in Nogales, Sonoroa, October 26

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WHAT:            The Phoenix Suns are teaming up with the U.S. Consulate General Nogales and City of Nogales, Sonora to host a day of community outreach in Nogales, Mexico on Saturday, October 26. Suns President Jason Rowley will be joined by Suns Ring of Honor member Tom Chambers and Suns alumni Steven Hunter, Tim Kempton and Horacio Llamas, on the trip. Llamas was the NBA's first Mexican-born player.

A press conference featuring Rowley, Consul General Chad P. Cummins and Mayor of Nogales, Ramon Guzman Munoz, will tip-off the festivities at 11:45 a.m. During the announcement, the Suns will donate more than 10,000 pieces of team merchandise to the City of Nogales, Sonora. 

The delegation will then host a youth basketball clinic at Noon, followed by a visit to DIF Nogales (similar to child protective services) where they will offer hope to children who have suffered from abandonment, abuse and mistreatment. 


WHO:              Suns President Jason Rowley

                        Consul General Chad P. Cummins

                        Mayor of Nogales, Sonora, Ramon Guzman Munoz

                        Suns alumni Tom Chambers, Steven Hunter, Tim Kempton and Horacio Llamas

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WHERE:          Unidad Diportiva

                        Gustavo Diaz Ordaz

                        Calle Hermosillo Finale, Colonia Granja

                        Nogales, Sonora


WHEN:           Saturday, October 26

                        Press conference (11:45 a.m.)

                        Youth basketball clinic (12 Noon)

                        Visit to DIF Nogales (3 p.m.)

INFO:              The trip to Nogales is the latest in a series of initiatives the Suns have undertaken to further engage with the Hispanic market. In April, Suns President Jason Rowley joined a delegation of Valley leaders on the City of Phoenix's Trade Mission and Protocal Visit to Mexico City, where the group met with city officials and key executives from companies headquartered in Mexico City.

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