HOTLINE: Saturday, Oct. 19

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Wounded Warrior Project®
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville FL, 32256
Telephone: 877.832.6997

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Soldier Ride presented by GEICO arrived in Phoenix on October 17 for a three-day rehabilitative cycling event. Soldier Ride brought Wounded Warriors from the region and across the country together for a long weekend focused on physical health and wellness, camaraderie, and healing. Events included a bike fitting where warriors were fit with adaptive equipment, and two days of rides through Encanto Village to Paradise Valley as well as Cave Creek. They also participated in physical health and wellness events including a yoga session throughout the long weekend.
During the ride, WWP provided state-of-the-art cycling equipment to Wounded Warriors at no cost, which included adaptive hand cycles, trikes, and bicycles that accommodated various injuries and disabilities, as well as upright road bikes for riders who did not require adaptive equipment.

"Solider Ride gives Warriors a chance to interact and recreate bonds often lost when separated from their units. A Wounded Warrior Project backpack was one of the first things I saw after waking up in the hospital and the organization has been instrumental throughout my recovery since," said Derek Duplisea, a WWP Alumnus who sustained a traumatic brain injury and severe orthopedic injuries from flying shrapnel during a suicide bomber attack while on deployment in Iraq with the Army in 2006. Duplisea, who attended Soldier Ride Phoenix last year as an Alumnus, now works with WWP full-time as the alumni regional director for the western United States. He attended Solider Ride again this year as a teammate.

The Soldier Ride staff carefully planed each route, and engaged the local community and law enforcement for support. On Friday, October 18, the ride began at North Central Avenue in Encanto village and ended at North Tatum Road in Paradise Valley. On Saturday, the ride will started and ended in Cave Creek.

Soldier Ride presented by GEICO, is also supported across the country by U-HAUL, a founding partner of Soldier Ride and proud supporter of WWP.

More information on Soldier Ride is available at


Barneys New York
Scottsdale Fashion Square
4500 N Scottsdale Road

Barneys New York is hosting a free event with Simon Doonan to take a peek inside his insane new fashion memoir "The Asylum - A Collage of Couture Reminiscences...and Hysteria".

Barneys New York at Scottsdale Fashion Square
Main Floor
Saturday, Oct. 19
Pick up a signed copy of Simon's new book and a stylish story or two!


Phoenix Suns
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Fans to enjoy unique look at the 2013-14 Suns

PHOENIX - Fans will receive a free look at the 2013-14 Phoenix Suns when the team hosts its annual Open Practice on Saturday, October 19 at US Airways Center. Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. on the main court, with the team scheduled to practice from 11 a.m. - Noon.

Open Practice, conducted by new head coach Jeff Hornacek, will feature returning Suns stars Goran Dragic, Marcin Gortat and P.J. Tucker, along with newcomer Eric Bledsoe and 2013 first-round picks Alex Len and Archie Goodwin. Fans will receive an insider's look at a typical Suns practice, followed by a short intrasquad scrimmage.

Pre-practice entertainment will include Jr. Suns basketball games, The Gorilla, Suns Dancers, Verve Sol Patrol and Solar Squad. Immediately following the practice, select Suns fans will have the opportunity to interact with the team through on-court player competitions. Players will toss out autographed basketballs to culminate the event.

The Phoenix Suns will host the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, October 30 in the team's home opener at US Airways Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Like the Suns on the court, good seats are going fast! Make sure to get yours today at, before they're gone.


Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry
City North Phoenix
5315 E. High St. Suite 115 | Phoenix, AZ 85054
480-585-5868 Phone


The Cheesecake Factory
2402 East Camelback
Phoenix, AZ 85016