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Scottsdale June Days

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As summer approaches, I’m thrilled to share with you why June Days in our beloved city is a season like no other. With the temperatures rising and the allure of the off-season beckoning, Scottsdale becomes a playground of possibilities. But let me tell you, Scottsdale June Days takes it to a whole new level. This extraordinary event offers a sensational lineup of activities, events, and tastings that you won’t want to miss. So, join me as we delve into the origins of June Days and discover how this incredible initiative came to life, bringing a touch of magic to our city.

The Birth of June Days

Fueling Community Spirit, June Days emerged as a response to the needs of Downtown Scottsdale and as a way to showcase the vibrant pulse of Old Town. This initiative brings our community together, highlighting the hidden charms of the summer season and celebrating the unique aspects that make Scottsdale truly special.

The Power of Small Businesses: Lifeblood of Our Community

Small businesses are the heart and soul of our community, driving economic growth, fostering job opportunities, and embracing the spirit of entrepreneurship. June Days amplifies the impact of tourism on our city by driving foot traffic and offering special deals that captivate both residents and visitors alike. Supporting these small businesses contributes to the prosperity and success of our entire community.

The Essence of June Days

June Days is more than just a month-long celebration; it’s a year-round passion that extends beyond the event itself. The dedicated organizers build relationships within the community, fostering excitement and anticipation. The events are tailored to cater to all tastes and ages, celebrating the diversity that makes Scottsdale thrive. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, an art lover, or a music aficionado, June Days has something extraordinary in store for you.

A key objective of June Days is to showcase the marvels of Old Town Scottsdale and connect residents and visitors with local artisans and businesses. By driving foot traffic and showcasing special deals, we have the opportunity to discover hidden treasures and unravel the stories of small business triumph. It’s a chance to immerse ourselves in the vibrant tapestry of Scottsdale’s entrepreneurial spirit.

The June Days Extravaganza

Let’s take a sneak peek into some of the exciting events happening during June Days. Families can enjoy a free showing of Roald Dahl’s, James and the Giant Peach at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. The artwork showcased during family event nights is sure to captivate your children’s imagination. Puzzle Rides offers unique scavenger hunt adventures for the whole family, while the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park Glow Up Party promises an unforgettable neon-themed foam party. Movie enthusiasts can indulge in a free screening of Top Gun Maverick under the stars. And don’t forget to explore the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market for a taste of the vibrant local produce.

This celebration not only showcases the best of our city but also serves as a powerful platform for supporting our local small businesses. By joining me and engaging with the incredible lineup of events and activities, you’ll not only discover the hidden gems of Scottsdale but also contribute to the growth and prosperity of our community. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a curious visitor, June Days offers a summer experience like no other. So, let’s make memories, support our small businesses, and revel in the magic of Scottsdale’s June Days!

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Arizona Wildfires

This week I have the incredible opportunity to be on location with Jeremy Mueller from State Farm Insurance. We’re diving into a topic of utmost importance: the looming threat of wildfires this summer. As someone who hasn’t experienced a fire firsthand, I’m eager to learn about the precautions and insurance measures we can take to protect ourselves and our homes.

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Jeremy and I both agree that fire insurance preparedness is often overlooked. Many of us may not even realize that our home insurance usually covers fire-related incidents. However, it’s crucial to double-check our policies because if fire insurance isn’t included, it’s definitely a cause for concern. After all, protecting our homes is one of the main reasons we invest in insurance.

Luckily, Jeremy reassures me that 99.9% of us probably have fire insurance included in our home insurance policies. However, he brings up an interesting point about the severity of the fire problem in Arizona. Some national carriers are choosing not to renew coverage for clients in areas like Desert Mountain and other northern regions due to increased fire exposure. This revelation surprises me because one would not typically associate Arizona with widespread fires. Nevertheless, it’s essential to consult with your insurance agency or company to ensure you have adequate coverage.

Jeremy explains that if you’re insured with a reliable provider like State Farm, you’re in good hands. Companies like his are well-prepared to handle the risks associated with fire-prone areas. In fact, they even offer provisions that go the extra mile, such as dispatching teams to spray fire retardant and clear out gutters in high-risk situations. While these measures are more common in northern regions, it’s essential for residents of Desert Mountain and Cave Creek to start considering them seriously, given the overgrowth and increased risk during the dry and hot summer months.

It’s crucial to recognize that while we may not face the same level of fire risk as California, Arizona is not exempt from potentially devastating fires. Even if our homes are not directly engulfed in flames, the smoke can cause significant damage. Smoke permeates the walls and can ruin our belongings, including artwork and personal items. Jeremy emphasizes the importance of understanding that smoke damage is a real concern and sometimes even more destructive than the fire itself. While a fire may destroy a structure completely, smoke lingers and affects us on a more personal and emotional level.

As our conversation progresses, Jeremy highlights the importance of reviewing our insurance policies regularly. It’s a good practice to check if our coverage aligns with our current needs, especially as we acquire new items over time. He urges everyone to familiarize themselves with their policy’s details, even if reading the entire booklet might be a daunting task. In a nutshell, Jeremy advises ensuring that the cost of building your home per square foot is adequately covered. With the rising costs of construction, it’s often more economical to buy a new home rather than rebuild one. Therefore, having sufficient coverage becomes crucial, particularly in the high-risk areas of northern Arizona.

Curiosity piqued, I ask Jeremy if he has witnessed any significant fires during his time in Scottsdale. He shares a memory from the late nineties when a severe forest fire near the Scottsdale Golf Club rendered the area unusable for many years. This anecdote serves as a stark reminder that fires can indeed occur in unexpected places and should not be taken lightly. Thankfully, individuals like Jeremy and his team at State Farm are always ready to assist in times of crisis. Their prompt response and dedication to their clients’ safety are truly commendable.

Wildfire Prevention

In addition to my conversation with Jeremy, I had the opportunity to interview Tiffany Davila from the Arizona Forestry about the upcoming fire season and the measures being taken to prevent wildfires in Arizona. Tiffany shared valuable insights into the current situation and the proactive steps being taken to mitigate fire risks.

Tiffany began by emphasizing that the potential for active fires is high in Southern Arizona and the central region due to the dry fuel in those areas. She explained that the fire season typically starts in late April or early May and continues until the peak of the monsoon season, which usually occurs in mid-July. It’s crucial for residents to be aware of these timeframes and take necessary precautions.

One significant point Tiffany stressed during our conversation was that the majority of wildfires are caused by human activities, such as chain dragging or other sources of sparks. Surprisingly, she mentioned that 65-80% of wildfires in Arizona are started by people. This highlights the importance of personal responsibility in preventing wildfires. We must all be mindful of our actions and take steps to minimize the risk of fire ignition.

We delved into the Firewise USA program, which Tiffany explained as an initiative aimed at engaging homeowners and communities in wildfire prevention. The program provides educational resources, home assessments, and tools for creating defensible space around properties. By actively participating in Firewise, communities can reduce the risk of wildfires and ensure the safety of residents and their homes.

Another program we discussed was the “Ready, Set, Go” program, which outlines the necessary steps to take in case of a fire. Tiffany explained that “Ready” refers to being prepared and maintaining situational awareness. This includes having an emergency plan, assembling a go bag with essential items, and staying informed about fire conditions in the area. “Set” is the pre-evacuation status, where homeowners should be prepared to evacuate if necessary, ensuring that their go bags are ready and evacuation plans are in place. Finally, “Go” means evacuating immediately when authorities issue an evacuation order to ensure personal safety.

While it’s challenging to predict the severity of the upcoming fire season, Tiffany mentioned that there has been a cyclical pattern in recent years. The increase in population and human interaction in the wildland-urban interface areas has led to more fire starts in previously unaffected regions. It’s crucial for residents to be vigilant, stay informed, and actively participate in fire prevention efforts.

In conclusion, my conversation with Tiffany highlighted the importance of wildfire prevention, community engagement, and preparedness in Arizona. By understanding the risks, taking preventive measures, and being proactive in our approach, we can help protect our homes, communities, and the beautiful natural landscape of Arizona.

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Summer Camp in Scottsdale

Summer is just around the corner, and for many families in Scottsdale, finding the right summer camp for their children can be a challenge. I have researched and spoken with local experts to find the best summer camp options for families in the area.

Dr. Rob DiVito is all about summer camps for his little ones. He too knows the value of a good summer camp. Not only to make sure the kids are active and having fun during the summer but it’s an opportunity to do things we may not have time to experience during the school year. Some of his favorite ones are Herpetological Society in North Scottsdale and sports camps and more. Growing up in Scottsdale, he knows all too well how fun these camps can be.   

One option I highly recommend is the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. I recently spoke with Christian Snaft from one of our club, who praised the level of activity planning offered by the club. Snaft emphasized that the club provides a variety of engaging and fun activities in every area of the building, from arts and crafts to outdoor sports and games. This ensures that every child has something they enjoy. He also noted that the club employs highly trained staff who prioritize child safety and ensure that all activities are age-appropriate.

STEM is all the rage these days. Engineering for kid’s has been around for 10 years serving over 2500 kids in 6 Valley locations. Husband and Wife, Ran and Lan Hoagland started this program because they saw the need for kids to be inspired by Science and math. Program Manager, Zach Gray is a former teacher with a degree in Childhood education. He’s taken his love of teaching and STEM to Engineering for Kids where he oversees all aspects of curriculum and program development and implementation.

But the Boys and Girls Club is just one of many summer camp options available in Scottsdale. Veronica Leon of Macaroni Kid, a resource for family events and activities, discussed the many options available for families in the area. Leon noted that there are camps focused on sports, STEM, and the arts, providing something for every child’s interests.

One camp that Leon highlighted is the ID Tech Camps, which is offered at Arizona State University. This camp is focused on technology and provides a unique opportunity for children to explore coding, game design, and other technological skills. The iD Tech Camps are available for children ages 7-17, and the program is tailored to each child’s skill level, ensuring that they are challenged and engaged.

Another popular camp option is the Scottsdale Artists’ School, which offers summer art camps for children. These camps are designed to teach children the fundamentals of art while allowing them to express their creativity. The camps are led by experienced art instructors who provide individualized attention to each child and help them develop their skills.

No matter what your child’s interests are, there are many summer camp options available in Scottsdale. From sports to art to technology, there is something for everyone. As a parent, it’s important to take the time to research and find the right camp for your child, ensuring that they have a fun and engaging summer while also learning new skills and making new friends. With the help of local experts and resources like Macaroni Kid, finding the perfect summer camp for your child can be a breeze.

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Scottsdale Vibes: Exploring Sister Cities

This week, we have an exciting episode featuring Joe Ann Garner, the representative of Scottsdale’s Sister Cities, and Mackenzie Shane, the current St. Patrick’s Day Parade Colleen. Join us as we delve into the incredible Sister Cities program, the upcoming student golf exchange with Killarney, Ireland, and the vibrant world of the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Unveiling Scottsdale’s Sister Cities

As an Arizonan, I recently discovered the fascinating concept of Sister Cities, and I’m thrilled to learn that Scottsdale is a part of this international organization. Sister Cities International was founded by President Eisenhower with the goal of promoting peace and communication between cities from different countries. Scottsdale currently has eight Sister Cities, including the recent addition of Killarney, Ireland.

Killarney, Ireland: A Remarkable Sister City

Nestled in County Kerry, Killarney is known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant Irish culture. Scottsdale’s Sister Cities program facilitates meaningful connections and fosters friendship and cultural understanding between Scottsdale and Killarney. When Scottsdale residents visit Killarney, they have the opportunity to meet local dignitaries, explore the beauty of the city, and experience Irish hospitality firsthand.

The Student Golf Exchange Program

One exciting collaboration between the Killarney Committee and the Scottsdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the student golf exchange program. This initiative allows young golf enthusiasts from Scottsdale and Killarney to immerse themselves in a unique cultural experience. Scottsdale students will travel to Killarney this summer to participate in the golf exchange program, while Irish students will visit Scottsdale for a memorable golfing experience and to explore our vibrant city.

Embracing the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Colleen Role

Mackenzie Shane, this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Colleen, shared her journey and the responsibilities that come with the title. As a Colleen, Mackenzie represents the parade for a year. She actively engages with the community, participates in fundraisers, and fosters cultural exchange at the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix.

Supporting the Program

Fundraising plays a crucial role in supporting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and ensuring the success of the Colleen program. Mackenzie highlighted an upcoming golf scramble at Silverado on May 12th, which aims to raise funds for future participants. This event promises a day of fun, laughter, and the opportunity to contribute to the rich experiences the Colleen program offers.

Scottsdale’s Sister Cities program and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade embody the spirit of inclusivity, heritage, and cultural exchange. Through our conversation with Mackenzie Shane we discovered the significance of the Colleen title and the incredible experiences it brings. The addition of Killarney as a Sister City opens doors for international friendships and fosters global connections.

Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, a lover of Irish culture, or simply someone who appreciates the importance of international friendships, there’s something for everyone in these endeavors. Don’t miss the upcoming golf scramble, attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and immerse yourself in the vibrant Irish culture. Let’s celebrate the rich heritage and community spirit that make Scottsdale truly exceptional.

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Scottsdale Housing Market- What to Expect in 2023

Welcome to the Scottsdale Vibes Podcast. I’m Alicia Haygood, your host. Every week, I have the pleasure of bringing you fresh and captivating episodes highlighting the people, places, and events of Scottsdale. And before we dive into today’s episode, let’s take a moment to acknowledge one of our sponsors, the Shackleton Group, led by the incredible Shawn Shackleton.

Just before we started recording today, Shawn and I were discussing the unpredictability of the real estate market. We both chuckled at the thought of trying to make accurate predictions in such a dynamic environment. It’s simply impossible. While we can analyze data and trends, the market has a mind of its own. At the moment, low inventory and higher prices seem to be the prevailing factors. I’ve heard stories from friends who are dealing with multiple offers and bargaining situations, which is quite unusual for this time of year in Scottsdale.

Naturally, I was curious to understand what’s driving these changes, as it deviates from the typical pattern we observe. Shawn shed some light on the matter, emphasizing that the past two years have been far from normal. We’ve experienced historically low interest rates, low inventory, and soaring prices. Then, everything suddenly shifted after May last year, catching many off guard. The market didn’t necessarily crash, but it underwent a rapid transformation that triggered memories of the 2008 financial crisis.

It’s understandable why that event left a lasting impact on people’s minds. Even though it occurred some time ago, it still feels relatively recent. However, we must recognize that the situation has changed again. Prices have been steadily climbing since December, and the median price point reached $415,000 in January, February, and March. As we enter April, we’ve already surpassed $420,000, indicating an upward trend that some may find hard to believe or accept.

Furthermore, the issue of low inventory persists. There are more homes leaving the market than entering it, creating an inventory deficit. This demand, coupled with fluctuating interest rates, affects market dynamics. We were fortunate to enjoy historically low rates, but they have recently risen, albeit with some fluctuation. It’s crucial to stay informed about interest rates as they significantly impact market activity.

During our conversation, Shawn shared a valuable anecdote about a client who received a counteroffer on a house. The counteroffer initially caused concern due to the price, but Shawn advised her to take a step back and consider the bigger picture. By evaluating the monthly payment rather than the loan amount, they could make a more informed decision. It’s essential to work with a knowledgeable realtor who can guide you through these intricacies and help you weigh the pros and cons of different scenarios.

Traditionally, the Scottsdale market experiences a slowdown during the summer months. As the weather gets hotter, people tend to travel or retreat to their second homes, resulting in decreased activity. However, the advent of the internet has transformed the buying process, making it possible to purchase properties remotely. Even before COVID-19, Shawn was witnessing clients buying homes via FaceTime. The pandemic further accelerated this trend, and she was astonished by the number of homes sold without buyers ever stepping foot inside.

Returning to the current state of affairs, Scottsdale’s steady growth can be attributed to job opportunities. Unlike before the 2008 crisis, the city now boasts a more diverse range of industries. Previously, construction, hospitality, and low-end call centers dominated the job market. However, the crash severely affected these sectors, and it took time for them to recover. Additionally, the pandemic and supply chain disruptions further delayed construction projects, leading to a shortage of homes nationwide.

It’s essential to grasp the magnitude of this shortage. The lack of available homes isn’t exclusive to Scottsdale; it’s a nationwide issue. Cities across the country are experiencing similar challenges, as the demand for housing surpasses the current supply. Factors such as population growth, limited land availability, and regulatory constraints contribute to the housing shortage we face today.

In response to this situation, developers and builders are working tirelessly to construct new housing units. However, it’s a complex process that requires time and resources. The construction industry is facing its own set of obstacles, including rising material costs, labor shortages, and supply chain disruptions. These factors can delay projects and further exacerbate the housing shortage.

To address this issue, it’s crucial for local governments to adopt policies that promote affordable housing and streamline the construction process. Encouraging mixed-use developments, implementing zoning reforms, and providing incentives for affordable housing projects are just a few strategies that can help alleviate the shortage in the long run.

As potential homebuyers or renters, it’s important to stay informed and be proactive in your housing search. Working with a knowledgeable real estate agent can greatly assist in navigating the current market conditions. Exploring different neighborhoods and considering alternative housing options such as townhomes or condominiums may also broaden your possibilities.

While the current housing market may present challenges, it’s important to remain hopeful. Real estate markets are cyclical, and as supply and demand dynamics continue to evolve, we may see a shift in the future. In the meantime, it’s crucial to stay informed, be patient, and make well-informed decisions based on your individual circumstances.

That wraps up today’s episode of the Scottsdale Vibes Podcast. I hope you found this discussion on the housing market insightful. Remember to call Shawn Shackelton from The Shackelton Group for all of your housing needs!

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Birdcall: The History Behind Scottsdale’s All- Natural Chicken Restaurant

As the host of the Scottsdale Vibes Podcast, I have the pleasure of bringing you new and exciting episodes every week, showcasing the incredible people, places, and events in Scottsdale. Today, I am delighted to be sitting down with Peter Newlan, the Chief Experience Officer of Birdcall, a fantastic all-natural chicken restaurant located right here in Scottsdale on Scottsdale and Shea.

I must say, I absolutely love Peter’s title. Chief Experience Officer. It’s so unique and inspiring. It makes me wish I had a title like that in my own life. But let’s talk about Birdcall. It’s not just about their delicious and healthy food, although that is a major plus. What truly sets them apart is their deep connection to the community.

Everything about Birdcall, from the artwork to the spices they use and the bread they serve, is locally sourced from the valley. This speaks volumes about their commitment to supporting local businesses and showcasing the essence of the community through their restaurant.

I want to express my gratitude to Peter for taking the time to chat with us.

Peter’s journey in hospitality began unexpectedly. While biking home from school one day, he stumbled upon a small burger restaurant called Park Burger. As he sat inside, surrounded by people enjoying themselves, he felt an indescribable sense of connection and community. That experience sparked something within him, a realization that hospitality is more than just serving food—it’s about creating a special atmosphere where people can find solace, happiness, and a sense of belonging.

Peter’s passion for hospitality led him to join forces with his partner, Jean-Philippe Failyau, a classically trained chef. Together, they founded Birdcall with a shared belief that attention to detail can truly make a difference in the dining experience. They recognized that enhancing hospitality involves bringing together people with different skills and focusing on various aspects of the restaurant.

Peter emphasizes that restaurants have the power to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Whether someone walks through the door on their best day or their worst day, it’s the restaurant’s responsibility to make their experience a little bit better. Restaurants can become the heartbeat of a community, and that’s exactly what Birdcall aims to be.

Expanding outside of Colorado and choosing Scottsdale as their first location in Arizona speaks volumes about their belief in the Scottsdale community. They see it as an opportunity to learn from other exceptional restaurants in the area and build connections with like-minded individuals in the industry.

One thing that truly impressed me about Birdcall is their genuine dedication to being a part of the community. They are not just a satellite restaurant; they are deeply ingrained in the fabric of Scottsdale. From the local artists who create murals on their walls to the posters featuring concerts held in the area, every detail reflects their commitment to Scottsdale and its unique culture.

Peter explains that being a part of the community is not just a marketing strategy for Birdcall—it’s at the core of who they are as a company. They believe that a restaurant exists to serve the community it has the privilege to be a part of. The power of hospitality lies in the human connection and the ability to make a difference in someone’s day, no matter how small.

In line with this philosophy, Birdcall actively gives back to the community. Inspired by brands like Patagonia and their commitment to the environment, Birdcall has implemented a program where a portion of their sales goes toward school fundraisers and initiatives to fight food insecurity. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Birdcall served 250,000 meals to rural communities in need. It’s heartwarming to see how Birdcall stepped up during such a challenging time and provided nourishment to those who needed it most.

But Birdcall’s impact doesn’t stop there. Peter shares that they also prioritize sustainability in their operations. From using eco-friendly packaging to sourcing ingredients from local farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, Birdcall is committed to minimizing their environmental footprint.

I am truly inspired by Birdcall’s dedication to not only creating an exceptional dining experience but also being a force for good in the community. It’s clear that Peter and his team are driven by a genuine desire to make a positive impact.

As we wrap up our conversation, I can’t help but feel a sense of admiration for Birdcall and the values they embody. Their commitment to supporting local businesses, fostering community connections, and giving back is truly commendable. I encourage all our listeners to visit Birdcall and experience not only their delicious food but also the warm and welcoming atmosphere they have created.

Thank you, Peter, for sharing your story and for reminding us all of the power of hospitality and community. It has been an absolute pleasure having you on the Scottsdale Vibes Podcast, and I look forward to seeing Birdcall continue to thrive and make a difference in Scottsdale and beyond.

And to all our listeners, thank you for tuning in. Remember, it’s not just about the food we eat, but also the experiences and connections we create along the way. Stay tuned for more exciting episodes coming your way, where we continue to celebrate the vibrant spirit of Scottsdale. Until next time, this is Alicia Haygood, keep spreading those positive vibes!

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Pat Tillman Foundation

Hi there! I’m Alicia Haygood, your host for the Scottsdale Vibes Podcast, and today we have a very special guest, Dan Futrell, who is the CEO of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Pat Tillman is a well-known name across Arizona and the country, and his legacy continues to inspire and impact the lives of many. We’re going to dive into Dan’s journey, the mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation, and what it means to be a recipient of one of their prestigious scholarships.

Dan’s Story

Dan’s story is one of resilience and determination. Growing up in foster care in California, he faced many challenges, but found solace in nature and adventure. This passion led him to join the military, where he served for five years and earned several accolades, including the Combat Infantry Men’s Badge, the Ranger tab, and two Bronze Star medals. In 2011, he became a Tillman Scholar, and in 2019, he took on the role of CEO.

How it Started

The Pat Tillman Foundation was founded in 2004, just a month after Pat’s tragic death, to honor his legacy and support veterans and military spouses pursuing higher education. Their mission is to empower military veterans and their spouses to become leaders in their fields and communities through education, mentorship, and community-building. To date, the foundation has provided scholarships to over 800 Tillman Scholars who are making a difference in their communities and beyond.

As CEO, Dan is deeply honored to be part of the organization and to continue Pat’s legacy. He expresses his gratitude for the opportunity to meet people who knew Pat and to be part of an event that commemorates Pat’s life and accomplishments. He acknowledges the immense strength and resilience of Marie Tillman in starting the foundation just a month after her husband’s death and carrying on his legacy in a meaningful way. Dan is committed to upholding the foundation’s mission and making a positive impact on the lives of veterans and military spouses.

The Foundation’s Impact

The foundation’s impact on the lives of veterans and military spouses has been profound. Through scholarships, mentorship, and community-building, the foundation empowers these individuals to pursue their academic and professional goals. Many Tillman Scholars have gone on to make significant contributions in various fields, embodying the values of service, leadership, and integrity that Pat Tillman stood for. The foundation’s programs not only provide financial support but also create a strong support system for Tillman Scholars, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.

Pat’s Run

Pat’s Run is an annual event that has become synonymous with honoring Pat Tillman’s legacy. The race, which is 4.2 miles long and ends on the 42nd yard line of the Sun Devil Stadium, a symbolic reference to Tillman’s jersey number, 42, is not only a tribute to Tillman’s memory but also a celebration of his enduring legacy. Dan shared how Pat’s Run has become a beloved tradition for thousands of participants who come together to remember and honor Pat Tillman’s life and sacrifice. The event has grown exponentially over the years, with tens of thousands of people joining from all over the world to participate in the race and support the foundation’s mission.

Dan Futrell’s journey, along with the mission and impact of the Pat Tillman Foundation, is a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit. The Foundation’s impact will continue to ripple through generations, as the legacy of Pat Tillman lives on through the countless lives it has touched. I am so honored to have had the chance to speak with Dan. Thanks for joining me Scottsdale, until next time!

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Scottsdale Vibes 100th Episode

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Hey everyone, I am thrilled to share that we have reached an incredible milestone, we celebrate our 100th episode this week! Scottsdale Vibes has become a go-to for all things Scottsdale and has grown to the top 10% of all podcasts globally and the 15% most downloaded podcasts on Spotify! This is all thanks to our ability to showcase all the great people, places, and events in Scottsdale, along with our commitment to bringing new and exciting content each week. But most importantly, it is due to our amazing listeners! I am so grateful for the support that has made this possible. Is is a dream come true!

How We Are Celebrating

To celebrate this milestone, I have invited some of my past guests to share their favorite Scottsdale vibes. Additionally, two of our amazing sponsors, Jeremy Mueller from State Farm Insurance and Dr. Rob DeVito from Arizona Center for Laser Dentistry will be featured in this episode. Both sponsors have been with us since before the beginning and are excited about the future of Scottsdale! Especially the Cavassion development and the new Optima 101 on Scottsdale Road.

All About the Vibes

Scottsdale, Arizona is often associated with luxurious desert living, perfect weather for most of the year, and a unique vibe. This vibe is what inspired the title of our podcast “Scottsdale Vibes,” which explores the different impressions people have of the city. We invite guests to share their favorite Scottsdale vibe, providing listeners with an in-depth look at the city’s diverse community and culture.

We have featured a variety of people over the past couple of years including Tammy Fellows, publisher of the High-End Magazine, City Lifestyle. She loves the city’s active community and how it keeps people moving, making it an essential part of Scottsdale’s vibe.

Mark Stanton, President of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, loves the fact that there is always something new going on in Scottsdale. From the Arabian horse show to the Phoenix Open and Barrett Jackson there is always an event happening.

Mayor Ortega also talks about the Scottsdale Smiles and how it shows that the city is happy and back to its vibrant self.

Arizona Homeland Director Tim Roamer, who was born and bred in Scottsdale, talks about his favorite Scottsdale vibe, which encompasses everything from golf courses to a great restaurant scene. He also talks about his passion for the Kierland area and how it has evolved over the years.

Scottsdale Summed Up

In conclusion, Scottsdale’s vibe is a combination of an active community that focuses on health and wellness, constant pulse of events and activities, and a unique sense of pride and ownership of the city. It is a city that has something for everyone, from golf courses to a great restaurant scene, and is home to successful and influential people who are making an impact on the city, state, and even the country.

The Scottsdale Vibes Podcast has played a significant role in showcasing this vibrant city to the world, and its future looks bright with more exciting content to come. If you know someone who should be featured on the show, have them check out our sponsorship page to learn more!