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February 15 – 28, 2014 D-backs trainer brings passion, progressive thinking to team Youth stresses teen entrepreneurship at State of the Union BY CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI BY BETH LUCAS Joey Hudy could have played video games. Or watched TV. Or done something else to alleviate the boredom he says he felt in school and life. Instead, he challenged himself to create the ideas that began percolating in his head. To solve problems he stumbled upon. And to create inventions that at the young age of 16 has gained him the attention of the president of the United States. Joey won national recognition as a special guest seated with First Lady Michelle Obama on Jan. 28 for the 2014 State of the Union address. “It was an awe-inspiring experience,” says Joey. His motto: “Don’t be bored…make something!” “I want to get other teens and kids who have talent of making, to get involved,” Joey explains. “If they want to make something, they should make it. It’s really a nice feeling when you’ve made something, and you see somebody using it.” Joey was 13, he says, when he became STATE OF THE UNION: Arizona teen Joey Hudy uses his appearance at the 2014 State of the Union address to encourage other youth to “don’t be bored; make something.” Submitted photo a “maker” and joined a group of folks spanning all ages who designed their own inventions and products. A year later, he met President Barack Obama when he famously demonstrated how to use his creation: “the extreme marshmallow cannon” at the White House Science Fair. A student at Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy on the ASU West campus, an accelerated high school, Joey graduates next year with plans to SEE TEEN BY BETH LUCAS SEE BLACK RODEO PAGE 5 NATE and Heat Pump Council Certified Technicians 480-584-3226 statement. “A lot of people in his situation, being in the game as long as he has, would still be doing the same things they were doing 20-plus years ago. Ken and everyone he works with are always looking for ways to evolve their methods.” Crenshaw is anticipating long days once “Play ball!” echoes throughout Chase Field. “In season, it’s normally about a 12hour day,” he says. “If we have a 6:40 game, we’re normally there around 11:30. SEE DIAMONDBACKS PAGE 4 Lewis to emcee fundraiser for children’s cancer camp Ex-Channel 12 sportscaster also launches show BY LYNETTE CARRINGTON BLACK RODEO: Robert Wooten will join about 100 African-American cowboys for the third annual Arizona Black Rodeo. Photo courtesy of Glynn Thrower Photography, FOR A COOLER ARIZONA AIR CARE & HOME SERVICES AIDING MILEY: Diamondbacks Head Athletic Trainer Ken Crenshaw speaks with pitcher Wade Miley as the two depart the mound. Photo by L.M. Parr/Arizona Diamondbacks ENTREPRENEURSHIP PAGE 6 Black Rodeo celebrates history Seeing a black man on a horse was a typical day growing up in Oklahoma for Robert Wooten. Since moving from his hometown, the scene has become less common, he says. But on Saturday, March 1, Wooten will join about 100 African-American cowboys for the third annual Arizona Black Rodeo. Their goal is have fun—but also to share the history of how their relatives contributed in big ways to America’s history and cowboy culture. AfricanAmerican cowboys and cowgirls will come from around the nation to participate. “Growing up in Oklahoma and Texas, rodeo is just kind of part of the Arizona Diamondbacks Head Athletic Trainer Ken Crenshaw is gearing up for the regular season to begin. Players come in and out of the Chandler resident’s office at the team’s spring training facility, Salt River Fields, in Scottsdale. “We’ve got them all kind of cleared out for today,” Crenshaw says in an interview before spring training began. “We have a lot of new players who are starting to filter in. It’s that time of year to get it going again.” Crenshaw is passionate about his position with the D-backs, whose spring training games begin at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. For tickets, visit www. “It’s exciting,” says Crenshaw about his job. “It’s what I have a passion to do for sure. I know the guys that I work with are the same way. We’re pretty excited to move into a new year. You have the challenge of new players and new injuries or whatever it is that you have to deal with. That’s all part of it that we look forward to.” Pitcher Daniel Hudson has faced his own challenges. He has worked closely with Crenshaw as he rehabilitates from his second “Tommy John” surgery. “He’s awesome and a really hard worker,” Hudson says in an emailed 20% $30 Only OFF OFF $2995 ANY REPAIRS Not including service calls. Preventative Maintenance Program LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE ROC: 280175, A Southwest Holdings Group Co. Pre-Season Tune-Up Valley TV viewers may remember Mark Lewis as the dynamic sportscaster who came into their homes nightly via Channel 12 news for 15 years. On Friday, Feb. 28, Lewis will show support for the community that backed him by co-hosting the Southwest Kids’ Cancer Foundation’s “Dreams of Summer” gala to benefit Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks. The camp is specifically designed for children battling cancer and their siblings. “If I can give back to an event like the children’s cancer camp, if I can be the voice and help them raise more money philanthropically, then I think if we pull together and leverage our abilities, then collectively, we’re stronger than just individuals,” Lewis says. The foundation’s first gala will be held at Ocotillo Golf Resort. Lewis will emcee the event with Channel 15’s Katie Raml. As a media personality who was in the day-to-day TV trenches, Lewis is looking forward to working with Raml and is also cognizant of the demands on her time and her responsibilities to F E AT U R E STO R I E S Mayor Jay Tibshraeny on the ‘State of the City’ . . . . . . . . . . . .COMMUNITY . . . . . . . . . . Page 8 Hitting the road: Donors help direct craft beer show. . . . . . .BUSINESS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 19 Hamilton athletes secure college football future . . . . . . . . . .YOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 26 Classy ‘Classics’ come to Chandler Feb. 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NEIGHBORS . . . . . . . . . . .Page 43 UltraStar rolls out the red carpet for Oscar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 55 CLIP-IT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center Section SEE FUNDRAISER PAGE 6 More Community . . . . . . 1-18 Business . . . . . . . .19-25 Youth. . . . . . . . . . 26-36 Opinion. . . . . . . . .41-42 Neighbors. . . . . . 43-54 Arts . . . . . . . . . . . .55-62 Spirituality . . . . . 63-67 Directory . . . . . . 68-69 Classifieds. . . . . . .70-71 Where to eat . . . 72-74

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