Sports Calendar April/May 2018


D-backs vs. San Diego Padres
The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the San Diego Padres, but before the game, there’s a treat. The first 20,000 people get an Archie Bradley audio bobblehead.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.462.6500,, Saturday, April 21, 5:10 p.m., various prices.

Arizona Rattlers vs. Green Bay Blizzard
The 2017 United Bowl and Indoor Football League Intense Conference Champion Rattlers take on the Green Bay Blizzard in a regular season home game.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, Saturday, April 21, 6:05 p.m., various prices.

Phoenix Rising FC vs. Swope Park Rangers
Looking to avenge its 2017 playoff exit, the USL’s Phoenix Rising FC play a home match against the Swope Park Rangers. It will be Military Appreciation Night, and there will be a camouflage drawstring bag giveaway presented by APS.
Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex, 751 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 623.594.9606,, Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m., various prices.

Larry Fitzgerald 8th Annual Celebrity Softball event
Football fans can enjoy seeing their favorite celebrities in action as they showcase their baseball skills in this highly anticipated charity game. The event supports the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, which supports nonprofits benefiting children and families around the country including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the American Cancer Society, Make a Wish and more.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 480.270.5000,, Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m., $20.

Arcadia Family Fun Run
This 5K run benefits research into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It was organized by Katie and Mark Cosmas, whose 5-month-old daughter, Taylor, died in April 2010.
Begins at 48th Street, just north of Indian School Road,, Sunday, April 22, 8 a.m., $40.

Donate Life Day
Support organ donation with the D-backs via Donate Life Day. With each $26 ticket purchased before Tuesday, April 10, folks will receive a Donate Life or Done Vita T-shirt and a D-backs gift. The group will sit in the lower-level, left field baseline reserve (sections 133 to 135). The game is against the Padres.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix,, Sunday, April 22, 1:10 p.m., $26.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Celebrate the end of April by watching the Diamondbacks take on the reigning National League Western Division Champion Dodgers.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix,, Monday, April 30, 1:10 p.m., various prices.

Stella Artois Derby DayClub
Arizona’s only Kentucky Derby Party with live horse racing, betting and polo party-style outdoor tents features a VIP area, a taco bar, Champagne tastings and, naturally, mint juleps.
Turf Paradise, 1501 W. Bell Road, Phoenix,, Saturday, May 5, 10:30 a.m., tickets start at $30 in advance.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros
Sure, the baseball game is fun, but it’s even more exciting when there’s a giveaway involved! The first 20,000 fans through the gates receive a sugar skull T-shirt.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.514.8400,, Saturday, May 5, 5:10 p.m., $16-$175.

Celebrity Poker Tournament
Former Coyotes player Shane Doan will host Care Fund’s fourth annual Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night. Care Fund provides financial assistance for families caring for seriously ill or injured children. Joe Cada, the youngest winner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, and Tom Schneider, a four-time WSOP bracelet winner will host coaching sessions and play against some tables. The winning prize is a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, 15656 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale,, Saturday, May 12, 4:30 p.m. tickets start at $75.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals
The Nationals’ Bryce Harper and Co. take on the D-backs, but moms around the Valley have a different reason to attend the game. The first 10,000 mothers receive a Mother’s Day tote bag courtesy of Bubly Sparkling Water.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.514.8400,, Sunday, May 13, 5:08 p.m., $16-$175.


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