(PHOENIX - Jan. 12, 2017) – The Arizona Rattlers are proud to announce for the second season the team will have its training camp hosted by the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa, Ariz. The training camp will take place Jan. 29 to Feb. 11. Daily practices, which are open to the public, will begin Jan. 31 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Maricopa, Ariz. Practice days and times are subject to change.
The Rattlers are excited to partner with the Ak-Chin Indian Community during various events throughout training camp. A Community Game Night and Dinner will be held at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N Maricopa Rd Maricopa, Ariz, Wednesday, Feb. 8. A kids camp will be held at the Ak-Chin Circle Field on Thursday, Feb. 9th. Coach Kevin Guy and various members of the team will host the camp for Community youth.
“We are very excited once again to spend our training camp with the Ak-Chin Indian Community. Last season’s training camp was very special to us, and we know that we will have another incredible experience with the community,” said Rattlers Head Coach Kevin Guy. “The facilities at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center and Harrah’s Ak-Chin are first class, and the amazing amenities and services that they provide not only helps build comradery with the players, but helps our team recruit top talent. We are also very excited to be able to get involved with the Ak-Chin Indian Community through several community initiatives. Overall, the world-class accommodations that the community provides us helps make our training camp second to none.”
The Ak-Chin Indian Community also offers fans the opportunity to stay at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, harrahsakchin.com and play golf at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, akchinsoutherndunes.com. There will also be the ability to catch a movie, bowl or play a game of laser-tag at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin.
“The Ak-Chin Indian Community is excited to once again partner with the Arizona Rattlers to present these exciting events for our Community and the City of Maricopa,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Robert Miguel. “We know that Arizona Rattlers fans will enjoy all of our local entertainment options, including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.
For more information, please visit azrattlers.com.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers were founded in 1992, and are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Rattlers spent 24 seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL), and in that time made 10 appearances in the ArenaBowl, winning in 2014, 2013, 2012, 1997 and 1994. For tickets, call 602-514-TDTD (8383), or visit www.azrattlers.com.
About Ak-Chin Indian Community
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 35 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 1,022 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Vekol Market, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us/.