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Phoenix Selected to Host NCAA Women's Final Four in 2026https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1569Phoenix Convention Center10/15/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1569/NCAA Amazing Bball Photo.jpegPhoenix Selected to Host NCAA Women's Final Four in 2026<div class="ExternalClassDF433B905C71401F9B04F1C6F56F9511"><html>​Oct. 14, 2020, (PHOENIX) —Today, the NCAA announced that Phoenix is the host city for the 2026 Women's Final Four. The national semifinals will begin on Friday, April 3, 2026 at Talking Stick Resort Arena with the national championship final game taking place on Sunday, April 5. <br><br>This marks the first time that Phoenix has hosted the nation's top collegiate women's basketball championship, which has not been held in the west since 2012. <br><br>“Phoenix has earned its reputation as a top pick for the biggest championships in the nation – and we are always happy for the repeat business," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “But I am especially proud to welcome the NCAA Women's Final Four to Phoenix for the very first time.  I know this is the beginning of another great sports relationship for our city."<br><br>The Valley's bid was a collaborative effort, with the city of Phoenix, Visit Phoenix, the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury and Talking Stick Resort Arena teaming up with the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee and Arizona State University, which will serve as the collegiate host institution.<br><br>The 2026 Women's Final Four completes Arizona's resume as the nation's leading destination for major championships. The Valley will be the site of the 2023 Super Bowl and the 2024 NCAA Men's Final Four. <br><br>"The Phoenix Convention Center is proud to host the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) National Convention and official fan activities for the Women's 2026 Final Four," said Phoenix Convention Center Director John Chan. “With over one million square feet of meeting and event space, convenient access to light rail and walking distance to Talking Stick Resort Arena and major convention hotels, and surrounded by numerous dining, retail, cultural and entertainment options, the Phoenix Convention Center is the perfect backdrop to create an inspiring event experience for more than 20,000 expected attendees." <br><br><p><strong>Final Four events at the Phoenix Convention Center:</strong><br></p><ul><li><strong>Women's Coaches Convention </strong>– the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Annual National Convention held in conjunction with the Women's Final Four will attract more than 2,000 coaches.</li><li><strong>Fan Festival</strong> – is an interactive and educational fan event including competitions, basketball clinics, prizes, autograph sessions, special guest appearances, trivia contests, and entertainment.</li><li><strong>Super Saturday Concert</strong> – is a free outdoor concert event held on the Saturday between the national semifinals and the national championship games.</li><li><strong>Youth</strong><strong> Bounce</strong> – is a family-friendly community event where children take to the streets in the downtown area, bouncing basketballs from a designated starting location and ending at the NCAA Fan Festival. <br></li></ul><p>Downtown Phoenix is the premier event destination for all of the official 2026 NCAA Women's Final Four fan-related events, lodging and meeting activities associated with the tournament. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>####</strong></p><em><strong>About the Phoenix Convention Center</strong></em><br><em>The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 1,000,000 square feet of rentable meeting and event space. Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a vital economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.​</em><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerNCAA BasketballPCCCynthia Weaver602-568-8126602-534-7633cynthia.weaver@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/50/Cynthia_Weaver.jpgPhoenixConvCtr

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0EF2C448AC7648F3B490591B6EBA29D5"><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 href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">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 href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">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 href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">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 href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">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 href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">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 </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. 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 Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClassC4D254E34F544EC49EA0E8E32919FA84"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed first and Drive-Thru Testing sites are listed further down the page.<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><br></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;">Free testing for everyone. 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><h3>Monday, Oct. 19, 2020</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 7<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>850 E. Hatcher Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>Council District 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020</h3><p>Black Family and Child Services of Arizona<br>1522 E. Southern Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 23, 2020</h3><p>Falcon Park<br>3420 W. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. GroversPhoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council District 2 & 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020</h3><p>Maryvale Community Center<br>4420 N. 51st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, Oct. 26, 2020</h3><p>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd.Phoenix, AZ 85044<br>Council District 6<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 30, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020</h3><p>Matthew Henson Community Center<br>1150 S. 7th Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p> </p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;line-height:1.4;"><span style="text-align:left;background-color:window;"><font color="#bf0071">Community Drive-Thru Testing<br></font></span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">Free testing for everyone. Testing is limited. Appointments required.</span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">​</span></h2><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24</h3><p>Betty H. Fairfax High School<br>8225 S. 59th Lane, Laveen, AZ<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a href="http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com" target="_blank">http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com</a></p><p>Kingdom In the Valley Christian Church <br>11640 N 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Osborn Middle School<br>1102 W Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85013 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647    </p><h3>Saturday, November 7</h3><p>Grand Canyon University<br>5115 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>St. Jerome Catholic Church<br>10815 N 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 14</h3><p>El Reposo Park<br>6000 S 7th Street, Phoenix 85042<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Maryvale High School<br>3415 N 59th Ave.,  Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 21</h3><p>Sevilla  Elementary School<br>3851 W Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85019 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5       </h3><p>Alhambra High School<br>3839 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85019<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Orangewood Elementary<br>7337 N 19th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85021<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>Espiritu Community Development<br>4848 S 2nd St, Phoenix AZ 85040<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Ed Pastor Elementary School<br>2101 W Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix AZ 85041<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>  </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Boofest, Other Fall Events Offered as Drive-Thru Activitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1578Parks and Recreation10/20/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1578/boofest.jpgBoofest, Other Fall Events Offered as Drive-Thru Activities<div class="ExternalClassB9E76B144177480389BF4E47FF05D8F7"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Boofest event, held each October in Paseo Highlands Park, will be presented as a free, socially-distanced, drive-thru experience on Saturday. The department will host three additional free, drive-thru trick-or-treat events this month. <br></p><p>Details about each event are listed below and are also available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s <a target="_blank" href="/parks/special-events/fall-events">Fall Special Events webpage</a>. All event participants are asked to wear a mask or face covering and follow physical distancing guidelines. Attendees must remain in their vehicle at all times and walk-ins will not be accepted.<br></p><p>Community members are advised to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html">guidelines for trick-or-treating and attending fall-themed events</a> this year. <br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/calendar/parks/3696" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Drive-Thru Boofest</strong></a><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"> </strong><br><em>Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 - 6 to 9 p.m.</em><br><em>Paseo Highlands Parks, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.</em><br></p><p>Attend a free, socially-distanced, drive-thru version of this annual fall festival in the parking lot of Paseo Highlands Park. Decorate your vehicle and show off your costume. Event staff will hand out candy bags while supplies last. The event will also include a Virtual Costume Contest. <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Drive_Thru_Boofest_2020.pdf">Learn more about this event and how to enter the costume contest</a>. For more information call 602-534-4754.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="/calendar/parks/3695" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Spooky Boo-Throo</strong></a><strong> </strong><br><em>Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 - 4 to 7 p.m.</em><br><em>Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St.</em><br></p><p>This event will be held in the Pecos Community Center parking lot. Decorate your vehicle and show off your costume in the following categories for a chance to win spooky prizes - Spookiest, Most Original, Best in Show and Group Costume. Event staff will hand out candy bags while supplies last. <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Spooky_Boo_Throo_PCC_2020.pdf">Learn more about this event</a>. For information call 602-534-5252.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="/calendar/parks/3693" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Maryvale Drive-Thru Boo</strong></a><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"> </strong><br><em>Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 - 6 to 9 p.m.</em><br><em>Maryvale Community Center, 4420 N. 51st Ave.</em><br></p><p>Decorate your vehicle, put on your best costume and visit the parking lot of the Maryvale Community Center. Event staff will hand out candy bags while supplies last. <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Maryvale_Drive_Thru_Boo_2020.pdf">Learn more about this event</a>. For information call 602-262-5030. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="/calendar/parks/3694" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Spooky Boo-Throo</strong></a><strong> </strong><br><em>Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 - 6 to 8 p.m.</em><br><em>South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Rd.</em> <br></p><p>Drive thru a spooky graveyard in the South Mountain Community Center parking lot. Decorate your vehicle and show off your costume for a chance to win prizes. Event staff will hand out candy bags while supplies last. <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_Spooky_Boo_Throo_SMCC_2020.pdf">Learn more about this event</a>. For information call 602-262-4874.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​</span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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