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PHOENIX SUNS TO HOST COURT DEDICATION AT LOHSE FAMILY YMCA IN TUCSON

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March 02, 2018
* * * MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 * * *
 
PHOENIX SUNS TO HOST COURT DEDICATION AT LOHSE FAMILY YMCA IN TUCSON  
Thanks to a $1 Million Grant Awarded by Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver and Phoenix Suns Charities, the YMCA Court is 1 of 50 Being Refurbished Throughout the State to Commemorate the Suns’ 50th Season 
 
WHAT:        The Phoenix Suns will host a court dedication at the Lohse Family YMCA tomorrow (Feb. 27) at 3:45 p.m. to commemorate the newly refurbished basketball court that is part of the Suns’ statewide community initiative to refurbish, restore or build 50 courts throughout Arizona in celebration their 50th season in the Valley.
 
                     A basketball clinic for kids will be held to celebrate the completion of the newly refurbished court, while Phoenix Suns Charities Executive Director Sarah Krahenbuhl and YMCA of Southern Arizona President and CEO Kurtis Dawson will highlight the collaboration between the two organizations and the positive impact of the 50 courts project on the community.
 
In addition to the Lohse Family YMCA, basketball courts at the Ott Family YMCA and Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center in Tucson are also being refurbished as part of the project.
 
Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver and Phoenix Suns Charities awarded a $1 million grant to renovate basketball courts throughout the state in celebration of the Phoenix Suns’ 50th season in the Valley, ensuring that the next generation has safe, welcoming and enjoyable places to play the game we love.  For more information or to view the complete list of the 50 courts, please visit Suns.com/50Courts.
 
                     The original professional sports franchise in Arizona, the Suns were awarded an NBA franchise on Jan. 22, 1968 and will celebrate their golden anniversary throughout the 2017-18 season.
 
WHO:          Sarah Krahenbuhl, Phoenix Suns Charities
                     Kurtis Dawson, President/CEO YMCA of Southern Arizona
                       
WHERE:      Lohse Family YMCA
                     60 West Alameda Street
                     Tucson, AZ 85701        
 
WHEN:        Tuesday, Feb. 27
                     3:45 p.m.
- Suns.com
 
Contact:          Carlos Manzanillo, cmanzanillo@suns.com, 858-344-8620