Arizona Cardinals come to Yuma


YUMA — The Arizona Cardinals are coming to Yuma!
AWC has invited the community to come out and join them in a mini-fan festival at Arizona Western College, featuring meet-and-greets with Cardinals players, cheerleaders, legends, and team mascot Big Red. All AWC staff and students are also encouraged to attend.
• Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
• Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
• Location: 3C Courtyard, Breezeway, and grassy area at the AWC Yuma Campus, 2020 S. Ave. 8E.
A campus map can be found here.
There will be interactive inflatables and games for the whole family to enjoy. The inflatables will be the Cardinals Quarterback Toss, Field Goal Kick, Obstacle Course, and Big Red. The games will include Cardinals cornhole and Connect 4. There will also be tents and tables for giveaways and the Cardinals HR department to share career insight and current opportunities.
AWC will have student volunteers supporting the event and several tables set up to highlight some of the student leaders on campus. The event is part of AWC’s “Stress Less” event for finals week. AWC students will receive Sunshine Bags filled with stress balls, candy, and information about the AWC Health and Wellness Department.
Additionally, AWC students will be providing snacks to attendees while supplies last, including cotton candy, popcorn, and water. AWC will also be hosting an outdoor barbecue in collaboration with Sodexo. Event-goers will be able to purchase food, including burgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, coleslaw, lemonade, aguas frescas, and cookies.
The Yuma YMCA is also scheduled to support the event.
Earlier that same day, the Cardinals and AWC staff and students will pack emergency food boxes for local families in need.
• Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
• Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Location: Yuma Community Food Bank, 2404 E. 24th St.
“Arizona Western College is excited to host the Arizona Cardinals Caravan on our campus. This event is designed to show our appreciation for the Yuma Community and the individuals we serve. These events signify Arizona Western College’s continued commitment to creating a thriving community that supports local programming and services. We are thrilled by this opportunity and extend our appreciation to the Yuma community for allowing us the opportunity to serve as their choice for higher education for over 50 years,” said Dr. Nikki Hage, Dean of Students.
“In the future, Arizona Western College hopes to continue our commitment to the Yuma community by providing more opportunities such as these to highlight our diverse and transformative community. Arizona Western College is a college for the community and is dedicated to transforming the Yuma community one day at a time.”