The Arizona Coyotes and FOX Sports Arizona partnered on a telethon during last Thursday night’s Coyotes-Blackhawks telecast to raise $22,000 for the Los Niños Hospital in Phoenix. The funds raised during this Charity Telethon, as a part of the #CoyotesGiveBack initiative, will be used to support hospital renovations in partnership with Rooms for Joy.
Fans were asked to donate money by calling in, texting, going online and at the game. And those who donated $50 or more received complimentary tickets to the March 19 game against the Colorado Avalanche and a Coyotes signed puck.
Local celebs, like Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Mathew Blades were in place during the telethon to answer the phone calls and help bring in donations. And the FOX Sports Arizona girls were also at Gila River Arena to help fans at the game make their donations.
Everyone worked together to help raise these funds for a very deserving local organization. So thank you to everyone who supported the cause!
Sanderson Ford KidKaster, 10-year-old Aubrey experienced it all during the final KidKaster position for the Coyotes 2014-15 season this past Saturday.
First thing, Aubrey interviewed one of her favorite Coyote players, defenseman Connor Murphy. She shared a bracelet she made for him along with some laughs during their time together. He then signed some stuff for her, including one of his hockey sticks.
Next up for Aubrey was sitting down with Todd Walsh before the start of the game. After they chatted, Walsh signed a full page in her autograph book!
Aubrey and her family took some time to enjoy the game and then headed upstairs to hangout with in-game Coyotes broadcasters, Tyson Nash and Matt McConnell. Then the real “Nasher” signed his mini-me gnome for Aubrey. And of course, Matt and Tyson kept her laughing most of the interview.
Aubrey’s last stop for the night was in the production truck where she received a first hand view at how FOX Sports Arizona broadcasts the game. Afterwards she headed back to her seats with her family to watch her team take on the Devils.
This was an eventful night – one that Aubrey won’t forget and a great way to end the Coyotes KidKaster season. Thanks, Aubrey for finishing out strong!
And remember, YOU could be next! The next KidKaster will be experiencing the D-backs broadcast life. So stay tuned for audition dates and keep an eye out for the next opportunity by following FOX Sports Arizona on Twitter and Facebook.
Check out Aubrey’s full experience here!
During Tuesday’s Coyotes vs. Ducks game, there was one person who stole the show. It wasn’t Tyson Nash … it wasn’t Todd Walsh… it wasn’t even Shane Doan. It was 11-year-old Sanderson Ford KidKaster, Nick Thurman!
Nick had the chance to interview Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson before the game, chat with Jody Jackson and even got to hang out with Matt McConnell and Tyson Nash in the booth during the 2nd period.
Beyond those awesome experiences, it was Nick’s outfit that stood out. Dressed to impress, at least on the top half, Nick got the attention of many for his professional look. He even got a shout out on Twitter by @NHLties for his sweet tie!
This was an incredible opportunity for Nick but it could be YOU next!! KidKasters are chosen once a month and must be between the ages of 10-14 to participate. The next KidKaster will be experiencing the D-backs broadcast life. So stay tuned for audition dates and keep an eye out for the next opportunity by following FOX Sports Arizona on Twitter and Facebook.
Check out Nick’s full time as the Coyotes KidKaster here!
FOX Sports Arizona announces 2015 D-backs TV schedule!
Since 2008 FOX Sports Arizona has been the exclusive television home for the Arizona Diamondbacks and it continues that coverage this season with an unmatched programming lineup of 150 D-backs games and 150 “Diamondbacks Live” pre-game and post-game shows. Further, one D-backs game will air on FOX Sports 1 (May 30) and one other on FOX (June 13). For spring training, three D-backs Cactus League games will be televised – against the Giants (March 8), Royals (March 28) and Cubs (April 3).
On top of the televised games, the lineup will also include the “D-backs 10th Inning” series from the Emmy Award winning production department; “Cactus League Weekly,” spotlighting the team during spring training; and “D-backs New Vision”, which is currently on the air.
For the third season, Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly will lead the announcing of the D-backs games, while Todd Walsh and Jody Jackson will host Diamondbacks Live pre and post-game shows. Analysts Joe Borowski and Brandon Webb will be joining them during these shows.
In addition, FOX Sports Arizona will also offer 269 regular season game replays, seven Cactus League game replays and 13 days dubbed “All Day With The D-backs” that offer more than eight consecutive hours of Arizona Diamondbacks programming, including live games, pre/post-game shows and original programming.
The entire 2015 televised schedule is listed here.
Arizona drew much attention in January 2015 with all of the events surrounding the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Phoenix Open, Coyotes, Suns and college hoop games. It truly was the center of the sports and entertainment world. FOX Sports Arizona conducted a #SportYourSelfie photo contest where fans could submit a photo of themselves at any one of the many events and games happening around Arizona. Submissions came flooding in with pictures from all the major sporting events.
Here are the four winners whose photos show off their Arizona sports pride. These four winners will be given a pair of tickets to sit in the FOX Sports Arizona suite with the FOX Sports Arizona Girls at the Suns vs. Warriors game on Monday, March 9!
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all that submitted their photo! Follow @FOXSPORTSAZ on Twitter and check out FOXSportsArizona.com for future contests like this.
The FOX Sports Arizona girls reminded fans the other night at the Phoenix Suns game to download and use FOX Sports GO to stay caught up on Suns games wherever they are. They passed out T-shirts and beanies for any fans who downloaded the app. They even got some Storm Troopers to check out how cool the app is!
Now it’s your chance to download the app and be able to watch the Suns anytime, anywhere from your mobile device, tablet or computer. On your computer, go to FoxSportsGo.com and register yourself. Then select FOX Sports Arizona to be able to watch the Suns game. For your mobile device or tablet, download the FOX Sports GO app. Tap all channels and then FOX Sports Arizona to be able to watch the Suns game. Then just register yourself and enjoy the game. Easy steps for whichever screen you prefer to watch the games from.
Make sure you don’t miss out on the action and watch your Suns “on the go” with FOX Sports GO!
A reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic “Miracle on Ice” team will take place this Saturday right where the historic victory over the Soviet Union transpired 35 years ago. This will be the first time all the living players of the American team will be in Lake Placid since they won gold at the 1980 Winter Games. FOX Sports Arizona’s Todd Walsh will be in New York this weekend to emcee the event, and help fans and players alike relive one of America’s most memorable sports moments.
For more information about the event, go to this link or follow @Relive_Miracle on Twitter.
And make sure to follow @ToddWalsh and check out FOXSportsArizona.com for a unique local perspective from the event!