Sports & Recreation
 

Key to Success: Not Knowing How to Quit

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Salt River Junior High's Eagles baseball team made it to the tournament playoffs and won their first game on May 4. The team started off the season with 15 players who were mostly learning the basics of baseball, such as the positions and just the game itself. "We had a lot of work to do," said Head Coach David Schumacher. "About three or four of the players have had some experience playing baseball. We had some upperclassmen, which was helpful, as well as the coaching assistants, Eric Udell and Simon Smith, who were able to help out," Schumacher added.

 

Nike Visits Community to Shoot N7 Ad Campaign

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Recently, Nike partnered with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to host its first advertising campaign for the N7 footwear product line. Salt River was one of three Native communities considered for the location for the N7 photo shoot. The company was interested in marketing the N7 through the sports of basketball, training and running. The marketing materials developed will be used for such items as in-store promotion, retail fixtures, community outreach materials, a Web site, digital materials and advertisements throughout the United States and Canada.

 

Running for a Great Cause: The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an annual nationwide event benefiting Special Olympics in which law enforcement personnel run the "Flame of Hope" to the opening ceremony of their state's Special Olympics Summer Games. The Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run came through the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community again this year on April 31, on the way to the opening ceremony of the Arizona Special Olympics Summer Games in Mesa. Every year, Salt River law enforcement officials and other employees participate in the event.

 

A Freshman on a Varsity Softball Team

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member and Dobson High School freshman Kishan Cooper had an outstanding school year, striving to compete at a high level by achieving goals in academics and sports in her school. Cooper earned a 3.8 grade point average (GPA) and was placed in advanced English, and she was also named MVP of the school's varsity softball team.
Cooper is the daughter of Scott and Callie Cooper and the granddaughter of Malcolm and Holly Frederick and Steve and Carol Cooper.