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ARIZONA CARDINALS HEAD COACH BRUCE ARIANS TO HOSTTHIRD ANNUAL ARIZONA CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC AT THE KIERLAND GOLF CLUB IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA ON MARCH 12-13, 2016

WEEKEND WILL INCLUDE A CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT, GALA DINNER AND SPECIAL CONCERT PERFORMANCE. THE ANNUAL EVENT IS PRESENTED BY KYOCERA & SPRINT AND HOSTED BY WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT & SPA AND GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA

Phoenix, AZ (February 9, 2016) – Arizona Cardinals head coach and 2015 NFL Coach-of-the-Year Bruce Arians along with the Arians Family Foundation announced today they will host their Third Annual Arizona Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Kyocera and Sprint along with host sponsors Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa on Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the Arians Family Foundation and Voices For CASA of Maricopa County.

The Arians Family Foundation Arizona Celebrity Golf Classic will kick-off on Saturday, March 12th with event sponsor The Arizona Rattlers hosting a Gala Dinner and Concert with a special guest performer at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The events continue the next day with the Third Annual Arizona Celebrity Golf Classic at the Kierland Golf Club, followed by a reception and awards presentation with event sponsor Desert Capital Films.

“We are excited to return to the Westin Kierland to host our Third Annual Arizona Celebrity Golf Classic to help continue raise awareness as well as funds for our family foundation,” said Bruce Arians. “This is something I personally look forward to each year because of the impact we can have on these CASA kids, now and in the future. We are so thankful to all our sponsors, participants and celebrities for their contributions.”

The Arians Family Foundation supports and develops programs which strive to prevent and ameliorate the abuse and neglect of children. The Arians Family Foundation supports CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and specifically Voices For CASA of Maricopa County, which helps make sure that children who are involved in the court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the love and help they need.

This week, the Arians Family Foundation has also released its brand new logo. In partnership with State Forty Eight, an Arizona based company (named after Arizona became a state,) special shirts were created with a unique rendering of what symbolizes Coach Arians (signature Flex hat, headphones with mic and glasses.) The shirts were sold at the University of Phoenix Stadium this season and online with a percentage of sales going to the Arians Family Foundation. The Foundation has now partnered with State Forty Eight to utilize this unique symbolic rendering of Coach Arians as the new official Arians Family Foundation logo. Visit www.ariansfamilyfoundation.com and www.statefortyeight.com for more info.

For information on sponsorships and playing spots, please contact John Swidzinski at john@cmpr.net or call 310-426-9900.

About The Arians Family Foundation:
The Arians Family Foundation (AFF) was created in 2013 by Bruce and Christine Arians for reasons dear to their hearts. Christine worked for years as a family-law attorney, or as she describes, a “broken-family” attorney. She began working with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to help ensure that children who are involved in the court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the help they need. The Arians Family Foundation seeks to continue helping others in their life journeys. AFF embodies the vision of a better future for children to live where they feel safe and loved. For more information about the Arians Family Foundation please visit www.ariansfamilyfoundation.com or call 310-426-9900.

About Kyocera Communications, Inc:
Kyocera Communications, Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera-branded wireless devices in the Americas. It is part of the global Kyocera Group, which was founded in 1959 and is a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, copiers, printers, solar power generating systems, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. With a 56-year history of quality and innovation, Kyocera is the U.S. market leader in durable and waterproof mobile devices for consumers and enterprises. Kyocera uniquely combines Military Standard 810G-certified ruggedization and enterprise-grade security and application support with consumer-tier pricing and availability from the nation's leading wireless service providers. For more information, follow the company at www.facebook.com/KyoceraMobile or www.twitter.com/kyoceramobile.

About Sprint:
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.4 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has over 100-years of pizza making traditions and is famous for pizzas baked to perfection in the signature coal burning oven. In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants.  Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria.

About The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa:
In the heart of “new” Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa provides contemporary amenities and design while helping its guests to experience the Essence of Arizona through an ever-changing collection of paintings, rare photographs, and commissioned artworks as well as an educational wildlife program. The Resort’s full-service spa, Agave, The Arizona Spa, showcases traditional therapies handed down from Arizona's many cultures of healing, as well as rare ancient treatments infused with the essence of the Far East.  Bringing together perfectly manicured golf, the best exercise physiology, on-site golf equipment fitting and the latest in golf technology, the Kierland Golf Experience is the area’s most innovative golf program. The rejuvenation continues at the Resort’s 10 unique dining venues, with its renowned Heavenly Bed®, and with premier shopping and dining destinations located adjacent to the Resort.  Complementing the Resort’s award-winning FUN program for all ages is its Adventure Water Park complete with 110-foot-long waterslide, 900-foot lazy river and the Kierland FlowRider board sport simulator.  In addition to its many guest amenities, meeting planners appreciate the Resort’s 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space highlighted by newly refurbished indoor space, ample outdoor space and its award-winning conference services. www.kierlandresort.com

Media Contacts:

Daniel Almond, CMPR    
daniel@cmpr.net    
205-394-2575

John Swidzinski, CMPR
john@cmpr.net
310-426-9900


Photo Credit = “Comes The Tide” courtesy of Wesley Prints