Ahwatukee blood donors can win a new car Donors at one of two Ahwatukee blood drives sponsored by United Blood Services this week can win a 2016 Volkswagen Passat S. United said blood of all types is urgently needed and that all donors will get a $50 voucher for a free ride from Lyft. Donors can make an appointment by calling 1-877-827-4376 or at www. bloodhero.com. United’s bloodmobile will be at the following Ahwatukee locations: 4750 E. Francisco Drive; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Telgian, 10230 S. 50th Place; or 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, On the Border, 5005 E. Ray Road.
Cheer clinic scheduled at Kyrene Altadena School A football cheer clinic for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade will be 1-4 p.m. Sept. 10 and Kyrene Altadena Middle School, 14620 S. Desert Foothills Pkwy., Ahwatukee. Desert Vista High cheerleaders will teach cheers, chants, jumps and dances and are inviting the clinic participants to perform during halftime for the Sept. 16 home game of the Thunder varsity football team. My Fit Foods will provide a snack. Cost is $35 for preregistration and $40 for walk-ins and will cover instructions, a clinic T-shirt, pompoms, and admission for one adult to the Sept. 16 varsity game. Registration: www.dvcheer.com.
Phoenix gets $100K for volunteer services Phoenix has received a $100,000 grant funding, along with consulting services and other assistance, from an organization called Cities of Service “to elevate and organize citywide volunteer efforts,” according to a city hall release. The money comes from a $450,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase to Cities of Service, which set up so-called “chief service officers” in Phoenix, Miami and Detroit. The release said the new position “will enable each city to better plan, coordinate and implement initiatives to revitalize neighborhoods, offer vital human services, and collaborate with nonprofits, higher education, corporations and foundations. “A great city requires an engaged community,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Cities of Service and the Phoenix Volunteer Office have been instrumental in getting residents involved in our community. This new funding and extra level of support from Cities of Service will
further the already amazing impact that volunteers are having on our city.” Phoenix Chief Service Officer Michael Hammett “will work over the next year to plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the implementation of a comprehensive, citywide service plan that engages citizen volunteers in communities where they can have significant impact,” the release said.
Phoenix names new freeway coordinator Phoenix has named Tom Remes, currently director of the city’s Office of Governmental Relations, to the new post of freeway coordination manager to “oversee all strategy and aspects of the city’s involvement in the State Route Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project, according to a release. “Given the Loop 202 project’s importance, timeline and complexity, it’s essential that we continue to strategically coordinate work within the city and with the Arizona Department of Transportation, including other key external agencies and partners,” said City Manager Ed Zuercher, adding: “With this new position now in place, we are poised to ensure the successful completion of this transportation corridor for our residents and the important economic development opportunity this initiative represents for Phoenix.” A downtown Phoenix resident, Remes has worked with the government releations office for 11 years and had worked for Mesa’s city manager as part of a team involved in the construction of the Red Mountain Freeway.
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Female bunco gathering set in Ahwatukee Another intergenerational bunco game for Ahwatukee females from 10 and older will be held 6:15-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Mountain Park Community Church, 2408 E. Pecos Road, Ahwatukee. Although not a church-sponsored event, the gathering was started years ago and has been kept alive by Abby Gerdis and Wendy and Katy Cornacchio. Participants are asked to bring something they own for a white elephant gift and anyone who brings a first-time attendee will get a special prize. Gerdis said bunco is an easy game to learn and the gathering enables women to “gain friendships of many ina short period of time. Participants also are asked to brink a snack or beverage to share.
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