Sports Calendar February/March 2018


ASU Sun Devils vs. Miami Red Hawks
The Sun Devils baseball team hopes to fare better in the 2018 season, as last year left a lot to be desired. The game against the Miami Red Hawks is part of a four-match series that runs through February 18.
Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Tempe, 602.495.7240,, Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18, 6:30 p.m., see website for ticket prices.

Cactus League Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Frank Robinson and Gaylord Perry will be inducted into the Cactus League Hall of Fame, along with Bob Uecker, Chicago Cubs clubhouse manager Yosh Kawano and the “Lemonade, Lemonade Like Grandma Made” concessionaire Derrick Moore. The Cactus League Hall of Fame was created by the Arizona Spring Training Experience and the Mesa Historical Museum.
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale,, Tuesday, February 20, 11 a.m., $75-$100.

Goldy’s Bowling Bash
Join Paul and Amy Goldschmidt for their second annual Goldy’s Bowling Bash. Patrons have the chance to bowl with celebrities; David Peralta and Trevor Story have participated in the past. Food, drinks and a silent auction are also featured. Last year, Goldy’s Bowling Bash raised more than $186,000 for Goldy’s Fund 4 Kids, which helps support Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Lucky Strike, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.495.7240,, Thursday, February 22, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, tickets start at $500.

D-backs Fan Fest
Come see players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters at this free event at Salt River Fields. Tons of activities are planned, including autograph and photo opportunities. Don’t forget the popular yard sale, where some goodies go for 50 cents.
Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, 480.270.5100,, Thursday, February 22, time TBA, free.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies
The Diamondbacks’ first spring training game kicks off against the Colorado Rockies, with whom they share a field. With Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta at the helm, the D-backs are looking to continue their winning ways.
Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, 480.270.5100, 800.745.3000,, Friday, February 23, 1:10 p.m., $13-$36.

Scottsdale’s rock climbing gym, AZ on the Rocks, is hosting the second annual ClimbFest with REI Outdoor School. Whether you’re a master climber or adventurous beginner, every fitness level is invited to experience this fun introduction to outdoor rock climbing in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Tom’s Thumb Trailhead, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale, 480.502.9777,,, Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $20, registration fee includes harness, shoes, helmet and chalk.

Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Indulge in the adrenaline-filled excitement of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series when it returns for the 34th annual Arizona Nationals. Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock look to get off to a hot start at the circuit’s annual visit.
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, 20000 S. Maricopa Road, Chandler, 520.796.5601, 800.884.NHRA,,, Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 1:30 and 4 p.m., tickets start at $20.

Arizona Rattlers vs. Sioux Falls Storm
The Arizona Rattlers hope to dominate again this season as they kick it off against the Storm. Be sure to check out your Arizona champions.
Talking Stick Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.7900,, Sunday, February 25, 3:05 p.m., tickets start at $10.

Dinner of Champions
Join three-time World Series-winning manager and Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa alongside Major League Baseball’s biggest stars for Dinner of Champions, benefiting the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). Guests at the event will have five-star cuisine, including vegetarian options and complimentary bar, while visiting with La Russa, MLB celebrities, NFL players and coaches.
Steak 44, 5101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, 602.271.4400,, Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., tickets start at $300.


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