Sports & Recreation
Schimmel Sisters Continue to Inspire Native Youth
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
On Tuesday, July 14, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community welcomed the Schimmel family to the Community. They were here to participate in the second annual Native American Heritage Night at US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix. The family first appeared at the Round House Café for a meet-and-greet.
Three Community Ballers Help AZ Warriors 1 Win Championship in Boys NABI Tournament
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
Robert Johnston, coach of the AZ Warriors 1 team, gathered 11 elite athletes from the surrounding area for the AZ Warriors 1 team in the Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI). Three Community members—Aaron Makil, Sean Wood and Stanford Vasquez—helped carry the team to a championship victory.
Salt River Lady Eagles Basketball Team Selected as Phoenix Mercury 2015 Adopt-A-Team
By June Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News
The Salt River High School (SRHS) girls basketball team has been selected as the official Phoenix Mercury Adopt-A-Team for this season. The Salt River basketball team was recognized for this achievement on June 14 during the halftime of the Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx game in Phoenix. The Eagles will partake in various activities with the Mercury’s team organization throughout the season, which ends in September.
SRPMIC Diabetes Program 2015 Bench Press Competition
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
On June 26, many Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and employees participated in the annual Bench Press Competition, which was presented by the SRPMIC Diabetes Program and held at the Salt River Fitness Center. On that afternoon, competitors, onlookers and supporters gathered around the bench press machines to watch the action.