‘The game needs us’: MLB has diversity problem and no easy solution
PHOENIX – With no United States-born Black baseball players featured in the 2022 World Series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies, many felt as though baseball had taken a step away from building a diverse game. The next generation of players are growing within the youth community and the MLB DREAM Series in Tempe proved that the game still has more to learn.
Valley animal shelters struggle to ease overcrowding amid economic instability
PHOENIX – Metro Phoenix is experiencing an animal housing crisis of overcrowded animal shelters. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the Arizona Humane Society are offering resources to pet owners and rolling out initiatives to get pets out of shelters and into permanent or foster homes.
Empty Bowls event raises money to combat food insecurity, cut food waste
PHOENIX – Arizona nonprofit organization Waste Not raises funds to help food insecurity through its annual Empty Bowls event by selling handcrafted clay bowls. Proceeds go toward rescuing perishable foods from local businesses and delivering it to agencies that feed the hungry.
A new look is coming to the Arizona Coyotes’ black Kachina jerseys this season
CHANDLER – The popular Arizona Coyotes ‘Kachina’ home jerseys are getting a new look for the 2022-23 season with the Gila River Resorts and Casinos patch. The Coyotes organization was live from the casino to announce their new multi-year partnership extension with Gila River becoming their official brand sponsor.
LinkedIn profile helps Diamondbacks outfielder make his baseball dreams come true
PHOENIX – When Diamondbacks outfielder Stone Garrett was released by the Miami Marlins organization in 2020 due to roster cuts, he took a job as a realtor in Houston, Texas. However, Garrett knew he wasn’t done playing baseball just yet.
After strong summer, Dylan Guenther hoping to land roster spot with Coyotes at training camp
PHOENIX – The Coyotes' 2021 first-round pick, Dylan Guenther, was determined to make a lasting impression at the 2022 Rookie Faceoff tournament. Guenther’s summer trainer outlines how he has seen the player's strength evolve.
Coyotes celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Latinx-owned small businesses
PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes and Dignity Health are honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to highlight small local Latino businesses.
Together again: Coyotes rekindle relationship with ECHL affiliate in Atlanta
PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes have signed a new affiliation agreement with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL beginning with the 2022-23 season. The Gladiators coach, Jeff Pyle, seeks development and patience with team.
Coaching trailblazers Kelsey Koelzer, Kori Cheverie aim to smash hockey’s glass ceiling
SCOTTSDALE – Kelsey Koelzer and Kori Cheverie serve as coaching in the Coyotes Diverse Hockey Coaches Internship Program.
It’s a TikTok party: Social media helped two businesses survive the pandemic
PHOENIX – TikTok, which has more than 1 billion users, has helped two Valley businesses take off. Viral videos for Jump Into Bliss, which rents bounce houses, and Decor by Jess, which makes party decorations, gave the businesses much-needed exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic and led to new customers.
No All-Star Game starters for Phoenix Mercury; Brittney Griner given honorary title
PHOENIX – At the halfway point of the WNBA season, the All-Star Game starters were announced. For the first time since 2009, a player from the Phoenix Mercury will not start in an All-Star game.
Jailed Brittney Griner, absent players contribute to slow start for Phoenix Mercury
PHOENIX – As Brittney Griner remains detained in a Russian prison, the Phoenix Mercury continue to struggle with a new coach and unavailable players.