Photo Gallery

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

gallery-01Hundreds gather for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner; Community members were treated to food, entertainment and games.



Ford Ironman Arizona

gallery-02On November 20, more than 2,500 athletes ranging in age from 18 to 74 gathered at Tempe Town Lake to undergo a test of strength and endurance: the eighth annual Ford Ironman Arizona triathlon. The athletes faced a challenging course consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. The water course was a loop through Tempe Town Lake, and then the entrants biked three loops through Tempe, up the Beeline Highway to Shea Boulevard, and back to Tempe Beach Park. In the final leg of the competition, athletes ran a full marathon, making three loops around Tempe Town Lake and through Papago Park.


Youth Triathlon

gallery-01ompeted in the 2011 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Youth Triathlon on November 12 at the Salt River Community Building. On the cloudy Saturday morning, children gathered at the deck of the Salt River Pool to compete in a shortened version of the Ironman triathlon.
For the first leg, children swam 20 to 80 yards in the pool. Once out of the pool, they ran to their bikes for a 1.2-mile ride to the old Salt River Elementary School, which was across the street. After their ride, they went straight into a 0.4-mile run to the Salt River baseball field.



Sports

gallery-01The 2011 Run Against Diabetes 5K took place on November 19 at the Salt River High School track and throughout a small portion of the Community. Participants took part in the 2-mile run/walk, 1-mile fun run or kids 50-yard dash (for ages 3-12).

The Miracle House Foundation held its seventh annual golf tournament fundraiser on November 18 at Talking Stick Golf Course. Thirty-seven foursomes participated in the event. Miracle House Foundation founder and Au’ Authum Ki, Inc. owner Margaret Rodriguez said the golf tournament is the only fundraiser the group hosts to raise money for its annual expenses.