The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games
The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games
SPONSORS, RULES, REGULATIONS & INFORMATION
TITLE SPONSOR – The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
HOSTED BY – The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort
Dan Majerle – Dan was originally selected with the 14th overall pick by the Suns in the 1988 NBA draft. Majerle quickly became a permanent fan favorite while playing eight seasons in Phoenix. A Phoenix Suns legend and Ring of Honor inductee, Dan is now an Assistant Coach for the Suns. He made his broadcast debut working for TNT during the 2003 NBA Playoffs and has also worked for ESPN and ABC.
What are The Grand Canyon State GamesThe Grand Canyon State Games is a multi-sport Olympic Festival for Arizona’s amateur athletes of all ages and abilities. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is the honorary chairperson of the Grand Canyon State Games. The Games is a project of the Arizona Sports Council and is affiliated with 32 other states throughout the United States. The Grand Canyon State Games is designed to give all Arizonans the opportunity to take part in athletic competition with an Olympic-style atmosphere. 2013 will be the 21st year for the Games, to be held in Maricopa County and Flagstaff.
The Roy Clark Power Player Award The Roy Clark Power Player Award is given to select individuals who demonstrate exceptional character and sportsmanship as a participant in the Grand Canyon State Games. Select individuals who display extraordinary character as defined by the Six Pillars of Character which are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship will be identified by Games officials for consideration. The Power Player Award will be presented to recipients during the awards ceremonies.
AwardsWinners will be presented with Gold, Silver & Bronze medals for a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finish respectively during each of the competitions.
How to enter the 2013 Lori Piestewa National Native American Games
1. If additional information is needed, please call the Grand Canyon State Games office at (480) 517-9700 or check our web site at www.gcsg.org
2. Read all of the general information at our website.
3. Read the specific sport information for complete event information.
4. If you prefer you may download our Entry form. Then fill out the Registration Form for the Native American Games. For team sports, the coach or team captain fills out the form (including team roster) for the entire team. For individual sports, each person competing must fill out a separate form.
5. Sign the waiver. For team sports, each participant must sign. All participants under 18 must have their parent or guardian sign for them.
6. Payment. If paying entry fees by MasterCard, Visa, or Discover only, fax your form to 480-517-9739. You may also make payment by personal check or a cashier’s check made payable to “Grand Canyon State Games.” Please do not send cash.
7. a) The Native American Games Competition - July 11-14, 2013.
(unless date is otherwise noted).
b) Mail completed registration forms to: Grand Canyon State Games, 2120 E. 6th St.
Suite #4, Tempe, AZ 85281
c) Fax to (480) 517-9739
d) Through our website: www.gcsg.org
For complete information, please call the States Games Office at (480) 517-9700. A letter of confirmation with specific sport information will be sent prior to your Games weekend.
For Hotel accommodations in Phoenix, please contact the official hotel of the 2013 Lori Piestewa Native American Games, the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino at 480-836-5300 or toll free (800) 715-0328, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85264
Due to the competitive format and the possibility of overlapping schedules, entering more than one sport is discouraged. If you enter more than one sport, you do so at your own risk. No refunds will be given & no schedule changes made to accommodate multi-sport entrants.
Entering more then one sport
Who is eligible to Compete?
Each athlete must be at least 1/4 Native American to compete. CIB cards will serve as proof to participate.
The 2013 Lori Piestewa National Native American Games formally opens for competition with the athlete check-in on Wednesday July 10th from 4:00-7:00pm for BASKETBALL ONLY and all other athletes in the other six (6) sports check-in is on Thursday, July 11th from 4:00-7:00 pm at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino (10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd. Scottsdale, AZ).
ALL Participants are encouraged to check-in for the weekend’s events from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm to receive their game times, T-shirts, schedules, rules, etc. If you’re unable to attend the early check-in, information will be available on our website www.gcsg.org Check-in is also available at each venue 1 hour prior to the start of competition. All pre-registered athletes are encouraged to attend the early check-in.
Unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of competitors or fans will not be condoned by the Grand Canyon State Games officials. Conduct of this nature may result in immediate removal and disqualification from competition.
Inclement WeatherSports using outdoor facilities are weather dependent. Competitions will be conducted unless the commissioners, facilities managers or Grand Canyon State Games staff determine the weather conditions to be potentially dangerous, life threatening or if playing fields would incur significant damage. There will be no cash refunds for cancelled events due to weather.
Refund PolicyNo refund will be permitted in the event an entrant fails to compete. There will be no refunds of entry fees except for the following:
- Entries received after the maximum number of individuals or teams are bracketed or if not enough teams or individuals enter a division.
2. Entries of non-qualified participants.
In 2013, the Grand Canyon State Games are planning for dramatic growth. As awareness and interest in the Games grow rapidly in its 21st year, volunteers are a critical part of the success of the State Games. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, please call the Games office at (480) 517-9700‚ or check our website at http://www.gcsg.org. The Grand Canyon State Games is a grassroots, family-oriented movement and we encourage participation by the whole family. To share in an Olympic-style sports festival, please become a volunteer for the Grand Canyon State Games.
The Grand Canyon State Games family extends its heartfelt gratitude to each of these community-minded organizations for their outstanding support!
PHOENIX SUNS / MERCURY
Founded in 1968, the Phoenix Suns are entering their 45th season competing in the National Basketball Association. During that time, they have earned 26 playoff berths while making two trips to the NBA Finals. In addition to being Phoenix’s original sports team and bringing years of entertainment into the lives of Valley residents, the Suns are largely credited with igniting the economic redevelopment of downtown Phoenix. The franchise has always been active in the community, contributing more then $2 million and thousands of hours of service each year to those in need. Finally, the Suns are an inaugural patron member of the Grand Canyon State Games.
In 1997, before the D-backs ever played a game, the team made a commitment to its fans that it would make a difference in the community. Through the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Community Affairs, the D-backs are dedicated to the enrichment of our fans’ lives by focusing our efforts on the greatest areas of need: homelessness, indigent healthcare and children’s programs of all types. The team’s commitment reaches beyond the walls of Chase Field, and we are proud to be a part of the neighborhoods, homes and lives of our fans.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Arizona State University’s goal is to become a world-class university in a multi-campus setting. Its mission is to provide outstanding programs in instruction, research, and creative activity, to promote and support economic development, and to provide service appropriate for the nation, the state of Arizona, and the state’s major metropolitan area. To fulfill its mission, ASU places special emphasis on the core disciplines and offers a full range of degree programs—baccalaureate through doctorate, recognizing that it must offer quality programs at all degree levels in a broad range of fundamental fields of inquiry. ASU will continue to dedicate itself to superior instruction; to excellent student performance; to original research, creative endeavor, and scholarly achievement; and to outstanding public service and economic development activities. As a result of this dedication, ASU was named to Research Extensive (formerly Research I) status in 1994, recognizing ASU as a premier research institution. Arizona State University has a complex structure with four campuses: the main campus in Tempe, the Downtown Campus in Phoenix, the West Campus in Phoenix, and the Polytechnic Campus in Mesa. With over 51,000 students, the Tempe campus is one of the largest in the country.
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DOUBLETREE GUEST SUITES PHOENIX
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PRISMA GRAPHIC CORP.
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RADISSON FORT MCDOWELL RESORT
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort is once again pleased to partner with Grand Canyon State Games to host guests for the 2012 Lori Piestewa Games. When it comes to adventure in the Southwest, Radisson Fort McDowell is known for being one of Arizona’s “best of the best” options for a complete destination experience. Visit our brand new web site at www.radissonfortmcdowellresort.com to make your reservation today, secure deluxe accommodations at affordable prices, enhance your visit with activities through Fort McDowell Adventures www.fortmcdowelladventures.com, and enjoy your stay in the enchanting Valley of the Sun.
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VALLE LUNA MEXICAN RESTAURANTS
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