Thursday, Sept. 17

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Arizona solider want to be Avenged Sevenfold's new drummer

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Wounded Warrior/Scuba Dive

Scuba Professionals of Arizona will celebrate its third anniversary with a fantastic community fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 

During the celebration, we will schedule "try scuba sessions" for a donation of $10 or more to the Wounded Warrior Project. (The try scuba sessions can be booked from now through December 31, 2015.)

The celebration will take place this Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Scuba Professionals of Arizona

9299 W. Olive Avenue, Suite #816, Peoria, AZ 85345

(Located in the Olive Business Park)

Southwest corner of Loop 101 and Olive

For more information, visit www.scubaprofaz.com.

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Minecraft video in Theaters

We know kids all over the world are obsessed with Minecraft - one of the world's most downloaded video games that lets players use their imaginations and critical thinking to build and battle in a 3D world.

So for the first time ever, Super League Gaming is bringing a brand new experience to Phoenix by transforming movie theaters into interactive gaming arenas for kids!

Kids in Phoenix will get the chance to experience the game through the big screen and with other players while they compete for the coveted Super League World Championship.

Super League has partnered with the nation's three largest movie theater chains - Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres and Cinemark Theatres, as well as luxury chain iPic Theaters - to turn video games into collaborative, team-building, after school activities for kids. Each event is comprised of a 100-minute session that includes live team gameplay and individual battles, while players work to climb the world leaderboard. Gamers play in the traditional first-person view on their laptops while watching a customized third-person aerial 'world view' with all players on the theater screen.

For more information and to find out about league play in your area, visit www.SuperLeague.com.

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Restaurant Week

Arizona Restaurant week runs September 18th thru September 27th. Two restaurants that will be participating in restaurant week are Café Lalibela and the House of Tricks.

Café Lalibela

849 W. University Dr.

Tempe, AZ 85281

House of Tricks

114 E. 7th St.

Tempe, AZ 85281

For more information on the restaurants that are participating in Arizona restaurant week go to: www.arizonarestaurantweek.com

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Wheelchair Rugby

Fifteen of the nation's best wheelchair rugby players, including five from Arizona, will compete for 12 spots on a world wheelchair rugby challenge team during a three-day training camp at the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit), 5031 E. Washington St., Sept. 17-19. The team will compete at the BT World Rugby Challenge, Oct. 12-16 in London.

The camp schedule includes sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday with full-game sessions both evenings from 7-9p.m. Saturday sessions run from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

There is no charge to watch camp activities.

For more information about SpoFit, visit www.spofit.org.

For more information at Team USA Wheelchair Rugby, visitwww.usawr.org.

SpoFit Rec Center-near the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living Center

5031 E. Washington Street

Washington & 48th Street

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Trainer Troy

Local former pro bodybuilder Troy Alves spoke on weight training tips and information on a new obstacle course competition he's putting on for the ultimate athlete, which will take place on Nov 14th. Be prepared to be pushed past your comfort zone. The course is designed to test all levels of your strength, endurance, and form. Each zone will have a judge watching for reps completed and proper form. A penalty of 10 burpees will be issued for not passing any obstacle or zone. Winners will be determined by best time completed. Team winners will be determined by the average of your first 5 teammates. In the case of a tie individuals or team will square off in a head to head course battle.

2 FREE Course sessions prior to event with early registration. Dates are Sept 9th 7pm and Sept 23rd 8am. Additional training sessions available at regular GOeFAST rates.

Example of Flight Times. Women will be up first on event day.

November 14th, 2015

8:00 am Check in First flight

8:30 am Check Second flight

9:00 am Check in third flight

9:15 am Check in fourth flight

Performance Course 9am - 1pm

30+ minute course

2 part course half obstacle half events

Course Outline:

15+ obstacle to include:

8 Walls + inverted wall

Inverted rope walk

Dip Bar walk

Balance beam walk

Prowler push

Sandbag carry W45lbs M85lbs

Tire Flip

www.ultimateathletexperience.com

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Phoenix Mercury Playoff game

The Phoenix Mercury are playing the Tulsa Shock in the round 1 of the WNBA playoffs tonight at the US Airways Center at 7 pm.

Mercury star player Diana Taurasi has purchased 333 tickets for each Mercury home playoff game at US Airways Center. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting with Round 1, Game 1 this Thursday, Sept. 17, against the Tulsa Shock. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and ticket redemption will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the US Airways Center Plaza.

Single-game tickets for Game 1 of the Mercury's opening round series are on sale now at PhoenixMercury.com and start at $12. Game 2 of the series will be played at BOK Center in Tulsa on Saturday, September 19 at 6 p.m. Phoenix time and, if necessary, Game 3 will be played at US Airways Center on Monday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Phoenix time.

http://mercury.wnba.com/

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