PHXPlays Launches Free Virtual Recreation Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1383Parks and Recreation7/7/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1383/virtual rec.jpgPHXPlays Launches Free Virtual Recreation Program<div class="ExternalClass017212336B994D11B3A809AF58AB8E14"><html> <p>​With the warmest days of the year upon us, indoor activities are a must. That makes it the perfect time to join the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department for PHXPlays at Home, a free virtual recreation program that begins this week. </p> <p>Each Wednesday from July 8 through August 12, members of the department's Recreation staff will lead a 60-minute, live-streamed activity based on different themes. The activities are designed for youth and families to enjoy together. While the program is free, registration is required for each of the six sessions. </p> <p>Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.</p> <p> <strong>PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation Program schedule and themes:</strong> <br>Wednesday, July 8 – 6 to 7 p.m. (Youth Sports theme) <br>Wednesday, July 15 – 1 to 2 p.m. (Superhero theme)<br>Wednesday, July 22 – 2 to 3 p.m. (Disney theme)<br>Wednesday, July 29 – 6 to 7 p.m. (Video Games theme)<br>Wednesday, August 5 – 6 to 7 p.m. (Circus theme)<br>Wednesday, August 12 – 1 to 2 p.m. (Space / Star Wars theme)</p> <p>For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=phxplays%20at%20home&viewMode=list">Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website</a>.</p><p>The city's <a target="_blank" href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX</a> initiative is also offering free virtual programs this summer. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1395">Starting the week of July 13, it will offer eight weeks of programming that includes the popular Fitness Bootcamp and Fall Into Fitness series. The schedule also features a new monthly Morning Yoga series</a>.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>The Parks and Recreation Department also offers the free codePHX program. With in-person codePHX classes not being offered this summer, families can continue to learn about computer coding, robotics and 3D modeling by using a variety of<a target="_blank" href="/parks/classes-and-programs/codephx"> free self-guiding resources</a>.</p><p>Additionally, Pueblo Grande Museum is offering a <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/pueblo-grande-museum/1338">free Virtual Summertime Storytelling series</a> every Saturday from July 18 through August 8. A different book and craft will be featured each week.  <br></p><p>The Camp Colley Foundation invites the community to participate virtually in its free <a href="https://campcolley.org/our-camp/2020-environmental-learning-program/" target="_blank">Environmental Learning Program</a> this summer. The nine-part series features activities and instructional videos designed for families to have fun, learn and connect with nature from home.<br></p><p>Learn about all Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationA girl sits at a desk and uses a computerParks & RecGregg Bach602-350-1506602-262-4994gregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgPhoenixParks



COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/21/2021 7:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassB79BEA8E349D40EE858EB9289BDCCFA8"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. On this page you can also see Approved Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass7DB6DA0A11DF4AC5B69B29BAD2582DB7"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below. Since its launch on Aug. 18, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 35,000 antigen and antibodies tests at nearly 100 locations.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​ </span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021 </h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, January 25, 2021 </h3><p>V.H. Lassen Elementary School<br>909 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>District 7 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 26, 2021</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 28, 2021 </h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>8325 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 29, 2021</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021 </h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Testing Sites</span></h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021</h3><p>Desert West Park<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix 85035<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral<br>6351 N. 27th Ave. <br>7:00 a.m.– Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021</h3><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Girls Innovation Academy/Preschool Campus<br>4730 W. Campbell Ave. <br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>NFL Yet College Prep Academy<br>222 E Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a> </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell: <span lang="EN">602-501-0620<br>Email <a target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a></span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
22 Members of Recreation Staff Certified for Youth Sportshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1718Parks and Recreation1/22/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1718/nays cysa.jpg22 Members of Recreation Staff Certified for Youth Sports<div class="ExternalClassFFDD57F675B048DE8F0DDCC2E532A371"><html> <p>​Despite the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff have remained focused on providing essential service to the community. This includes ongoing professional development and certification for youth sports programming. </p> <p> Twenty-two recreation professionals from the department recently participated in the first-ever Virtual Youth Sports Congress conducted by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). The signature event of NAYS, the Congress has been held for the past 18 years at a variety of venues nationwide. This year's event was canceled due to the pandemic and a three-day virtual event was held in its place. </p> <p> The Virtual Congress format enabled attendees to still take part in sessions and learn all-important information, communicate with speakers and presenters, and engage with their peers. </p> <p>"I am so proud of our department and the incredible dedication and love our staff has for the youth of our community," said Georgeanne Soberay, Recreation Coordinator III for the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and a Certified Youth Sports Administrator. "It is an honor to be associated with an amazing group of people who are committed to impacting young lives through the power of sports and who relish the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight on important youth sports issues to further enhance our programs."<br></p> <p> Four members of the staff - Jason Capriolo, Robert Estfan, Karina Rodriguez and Scott Williams - earned their Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential, joining more than 5,500 worldwide who have that designation, while 18 others in the department maintained their CYSA designation. </p> <p> The following department staff members maintained their CYSA credential:​ </p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Dave Adams</li><li>Bexxy Aguilera</li><li>Daniel Ayala</li><li>Melissa Boyle</li><li>Cody Cites</li><li>Monyea Gandy</li><li>Martin Gonzales</li><li>Darvis Hodge</li><li>Joey Jewell</li><li>Eric Martinez<br></li><li>Marcus McGuire</li><li>Frank Montano</li><li>Joe Ortiz</li><li>Allyson Pacini</li><li>Chris Parks</li><li>Raymond Retiz</li><li>Denise Romero</li><li>Georgeanne Soberay</li></ul><p>"The Virtual Youth Sports Congress provided a great opportunity to continue the department's goal of working as one team, with one goal and one voice, to provide the best recreational opportunities to our youth athletes,"​ said Dave Adams, Recreation Coordinator III for the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department​ and a Certified Youth Sports Administrator. "The virtual format not only allowed some who are normally unable to attend a conference the chance to learn and participate, but surprisingly, was able to nearly deliver the same level of content and interaction as an in-person event. Kudos to the NAYS staff for their hard work and dedication in making this a success."​<br></p> <p> The three-day Congress line-up included informative sessions on important youth sports issues that addressed gender equity, inclusion, bullying, physical literacy, facility allocation, recognizing staff and volunteers, and specialization and injuries. </p> <p> Read more at NAYS.org: <a href="https://www.nays.org/blog/22-staff-members-from-city-of-phoenix-maintain-cysa-credential/" target="_blank">22 Staff Members from City of Phoenix Maintain CYSA Credential</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews



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