Riding bikes, throwing frisbees, running around and laughing so loud that it rang through the aisle of Sport Chalet at Tempe Marketplace Tuesday night. It wasn’t because a large group of kids from the Guadalupe branch of the Valley Boys and Girls Clubs were in the store. No, it was just what Suns center Marcin Gortat and Suns alumni Mark West, Eddie Johnson and Alvan Adams were doing to have fun during Suns’ “Shop with a Jock” event. [Read more...]
October 17, 2012
A former Suns center, Suns TV broadcaster, four entertainers and a gorilla spend three days together on the bus. This sounds like the start of a very funny joke. While so far it’s been fun, it’s not a joke.
The Phoenix Suns’ “All for Orange” bus tour is in full swing and we’re having a great time interacting with kids and seeing their reactions to our assemblies; particularly The Gorilla’s story and his surprisingly
brutal orange leotard. [Read more...]
It was once said that the measure of a man’s character is what he does when no one is looking. The same can be said for a sports organization.
While the main purpose of a franchise is to put an exciting product on the court, it’s what it can do to lift up the city it calls home that may leave the longest lasting impact. Wins and losses come and go each year but being able to affect the lives of those in need without bringing much attention to it can last a lifetime. [Read more...]