Celebrate your favorite teams at the Sports Fan ExpoPosted: Updated:
It's all sports, all the time at the Arizona Sports Fan Expo at Westworld this Saturday, April 18.
You can celebrate your favorite teams, and meet the mascots and players for autographs and photos. You can also participate in sports activities, games, clinics and contests.
Don't forget the shopping! You can shop at hundreds of exhibits with the latest sports equipment, gear and memorabilia.
Other attractions include the Science of Sports Pavilion, Ultimate Fan Cave and Tailgate Party Plaza. You'll also find a live sports card and memorabilia auction.
Throughout the day you will be able to hear informative presentations, see fun interviews and watch interesting demonstrations by sports personalities, players and health and fitness experts.
Arizona Sports Fan Expo
Sat. April 18 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Online General Admission: $8
$12 at the door
Family 4 pack: $25
Association, Club discount: $100 - 25 tickets
Kids 6 and under FREE
$5 parking fee per car
For information visit: www.AZSportsFanExpo.com
Or call 602-493-2032
Other highlights of the event:
-Meet Land Speed Racing Champion Valerie Thompson
Valerie is a Seven-time motorcycle land speed record holder who earned her Red Hat with a 208 mph run to become one of the newest members of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club. She is the owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed of 212 mph on her CTEK sponsored BMW S 1000 RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, Texas Mile 200 MPH Club, ECTA 200 MPH Club and a lifetime member of the prestigious Bonneville 200 MPH Club.
-Meet celebrity broadcasters
Have a chat with popular radio personality, community leader and owner of Doublewide Network Dave Pratt, The Morning Mayor, and meet the host of Image Home Improvement, Steve Duebel, who will be broadcasting live from the expo.
-Darryl Clack and Sport Metric presents the DC 42 Skills and Drills Used by the Pros
Darryl Clack, Dallas Cowboys running back and ASU Football MVP will put you through the paces in this NFL Style mini-football camp. Darryl is the President of Sport Metric, founded on the belief that student athletes should devote attention to three key areas of their development: Academic, Community and Athletic. His football career is filled with honors starting from high school in Colorado where he was All-State, Prep All American and Prep Athlete of the Year. At ASU he became the first freshman to lead the team in rushing in 30 years, Won All PAC 10 honors and was named football MVP. Drafted in the second round by the Dallas Cowboys he played for four years. He is a pro on and off the field.
-Carolyn's Gold Medal Basketball Fundamentals Clinic
This Former Stanford and WNBA Basketball player will instruct you on the fundamentals of footwork, dribbling, boxing out, offensive and defensive positioning, timing and team as well as individual tactics. Carolyn is USA Basketball Gold Medal Jr. Olympics, Brazil Championship. FIBA/WNBA Pro player.
-Fit For Living Life Yoga Class With Carolyn Mooscarolyn-moos-kids-300
Bring your yoga mat and join former WNBA player, USA Basketball Gold Medalist and founder of Fit For Living Life, Carolyn Moos for a one hour yoga session for all ages and stages. Carolyn is an ACE Certified Personal trainer with CEC's in the following areas: Nutrition for Young Athletes, Yoga Fit for Kids, Nutrition Strategies Fitness/Performance, Movement by Design, Golf Conditioning Specialist Course, Functional Foods, Part 2: Fermented Foods and Carolyn MoosMacronutrients Course, Maternal & Infant Nutrition Course, Yoga-Pilates-Enlighten Your Body. Learn more about Carolyn at www.fitforlivinglife.com.
-Nutrition to Fuel the Athlete in You
Carolyn Moos is not only a star athlete, this 6'5 beauty holds a B.A from Stanford University and a Masters from USC and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant. She will focus on strategic menu planning for your specific goals-to gain lean muscle, lean out, perform better, or for better overall health. Glycemic index, macro nutrient profiling, meal timing and planning/preparation will be addressed.
Handle Fitness is a first of its kind motion-based basketball video game that requires you to use a real basketball to play. The Kinect™ tracks every move of your body and every bounce of the ball as you dribble to the beat of the soundtrack to progress.
-Arizona Youth Soccer Association
Arizona Youth Soccer Association is pleased to provide an interactive youth soccer clinic at the Arizona Sports Fan Expo (Date/Time TBD). The clinic will be for children 5-14 years of age and will focus on the basics of how to play soccer (Soccer balls and equipment will be provided. Soccer attire is not required to participate). The clinic will be led by Arizona Youth Soccer Association Technical Director, Austin Daniels. Austin also serves as an assistant coach on the USL PRO Arizona United staff. Daniels has a USSF "A" License and has been involved with coaching soccer at a high level for over 30 years. Children participating will be instructed on soccer basics to include: Dribbling, Passing, Trapping and many other important techniques of playing soccer. For more information, please visit - www.azyouthsoccer.org
-MLB Umpire Secrets from Pros Gary Darling and Chris Hodel - Demonstration and Fan Participation
Meet Gary Darling Crew Chief #37 World Series Umpire
A 27 year Major League Professional. Gary worked the All-Star Game (1993, 2003), the 2012 A.L. Wild Card Game, Division Series (1995, 97, 98, 2002-03, 05, 07-08, 10, 13), League Championship Series (1992, 2004, 06, 11-12), and the World Series (2003, 2010)…previously worked in the Northwest League (1980), California League (1981), Texas League (1982), and Pacific Coast League (1983-87). Gary played baseball through Junior College…works as a realtor in the off-season…serves as president of the board of Umps Care Charities (umpscare.com), an organization established by the Major League Umpires to provide financial, in-kind and emotional support for youth and families in need.
-Mixed Martial Arts Master Paul McGowen - Chandler MMA
Watch team demonstrations then join in a class. Master McGowen will be on hand for Q & A after.
Learn Irish Dance with World Class Dance Alexis Hodel
Enjoy the beauty and excitement of an Irish Dance performance then join in and try it out. Alexis Hodel is a certified T.C.R.G. Irish Dance instructor at the Bracken School of Irish Dance. She is a 4-Time Solo Qualifier of Irish Dance World Championship, Member of 8-Hand (4 men and women) Ceile Irish Dance Team (Positioned 6th in World), Placed in the top 20 Irish Dancers in North American Championships, a 2009 Arizona Colleen and Arizona Rose and an alumni of Arizona State University.
-Learn at the Arizona Scitech Science of Sports Pavilion
Enter into the AZ SciTech Science of Sports Pavilion and help discover the greatest mysteries and myths behind sports and sports performance. Fans will experience and appreciate the science which can help measure human performance, and see and learn about the impact of extreme human performance on the body. The Science of Sports Pavilion can provide the answers to some age-old questions of sport legends and beliefs.
-Work with the pros in the golf lovers clubhouse
Penny Pulz , two time LPGA Champion and ranked a top ten Golfer in the world will present on the Celebrity Stage:
Putting and Focus, a Perfect Pairing
-Sports card and memorabilia center - live auction
Second Annual, Arizona Sports Fan Expo Auction. Conducted by American Auction Company, Phoenix.
American Auction Company is returning. Enjoy the excitement of an auction while bidding on your favorite sports memorabilia. Prices begin at $10, don't miss this fun opportunity to bid on limited edition, unique, and highly collectible memorabilia.
Registration and Item Preview 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Auction Saturday April 18 Time 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
For complete terms and conditions of the Sale, please visit https://americanauctionco.com
-Check out the outdoor adventure fan center
Outdoor sports and recreation enthusiasts will find exciting interactive experiences here. Meet survival and self-reliance experts, industry celebrities and popular personalities of the outdoor sports world while you shop for supplies, gear and training for biking, rafting, rock climbing, scuba, hunting, fishing, camping and more.
-First aid for outdoor emergencies
Todd Jostes, Founder and Instructor for the National Academy of Self-Reliance Scottsdale will demonstrate useful and lifesaving techniques for handling medical emergencies when outdoors and help is not close at hand.and Instructor for the National Academy of Self-Reliance in Scottsdale, Arizona
-Tailgate in the food truck food court
Have a beer and win some awesome prizes. More details to come.
-Get social in the F.I.T lounge
Stop by to relax and recharge your electronics. Visit with the FOX SPORTS GIRLS and tweet with local celebrities and fans.