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Muhammad Ali’s 22nd 
Celebrity Fight Night

The Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards on Saturday, April 9 will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning country superstar Reba McEntire—this will be McEntire’s eleventh consecutive year hosting the event. The black-tie evening will begin with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, an exciting live auction and entertainment, including performances by Carrie Underwood, Reba, Brooks and Dunn, The Tenors, Sinbad and more. Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster, will return for his seventeenth consecutive year as the evening’s Musical Director. This year’s honorees include Carrie Underwood, Carson Palmer, Dr. Francis Yeoh, Yank Barry and the Argyros Family. For more information, please visit

The Scottsdale Resort 
at McCormick Ranch Reopens After Multi-Phase Renovation

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel, recently reopened following a massive renovation that took place this summer, transforming the independent resort and revitalizing its amenities. As part of the $10 million renovation, the resort boasts two new restaurants and a bar, a transformed main pool, a significant addition of outdoor meeting and event space, enhanced guest rooms and a more open, welcoming feel throughout. Kitchen West Restaurant, the resort’s premier dining establishment, offers an authentic experience that embraces the boldness of American Western cooking and adopts a welcoming communal vibe for guests and locals to enjoy. For more information, please visit

Inde Fusion Opens at 
the Shops at Gainey Ranch

Rupesh Shetty’s career has been a whirlwind of success, with two decades of experience managing five-star resorts and restaurants. Two years ago, he embarked upon a journey to open his own restaurant with the goal of uniting eastern flavors from his native country of India with contemporary American dishes. Shetty’s dream has become a reality, with Scottsdale’s newest restaurant and lounge, Inde Fusion, now open at 7704 East Doubletree Ranch Road. The menu combines the rich flavors, sauces and spices of the east like garam masala, cumin, cucumber yogurt sauce, tamarind, mint and cilantro with American favorites like tacos, shrimp and grits, baby back ribs and more. For more information, please visit

Spring Movies at The Quarter

Looking for a little springtime fun? Don’t miss animated favorites on the big screen at Scottsdale Quarter for their Spring Movies at The Quarter event series every Friday for five weeks in April. This family-friendly extravaganza features movies such as Despicable Me, Inside Out, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. Bring your blankets and chairs and head to The Quad, right next to True Food. All movies are free to attend. For more information, please visit

Women of Scottsdale Announce 2015 Woman of the Year

The Women of Scottsdale have announced their 2015 Woman of the Year, Mary Contreras. Contreras is a tireless community volunteer and leader, giving time and resources to a number of charities. She is a founding member of East Valley Women, a member of Central Phoenix Women, the Chandler and Tempe Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of the Women in Business Council, a former board member of the Tri-City NAIFA, and National Bank of AZ Women’s Financial Group Board Member. In addition to being named Woman of the Year, Contreras is celebrating 20 years as the owner of the Contreras State Farm Agency. For more information, please visit

Notre Dame Preparatory 
Youth Football Camp

Blocking, route running, catching and throwing are just a few of the skills young football players will be taught at the Notre Dame Preparatory Youth Football Camp for all current first- through eighth-grade students. The camp will meet Monday evenings, April 11, April 18 and April 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the new Bemis Field on the Notre Dame Prep campus. This no-pads camp is open to all young players around the Valley. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the Notre Dame Prep Football coaching staff, current players, and hear from special guest speakers. For more information, please visit

12th Annual notMYkid Fundraiser

notMYKid’s annual fundraiser, “Boots n’ Bling,” will take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Desert Foothills Events. This cowboy-chic affair will feature hay wagon rides from McDonald’s Ranch to Desert Foothills, a silent auction, cocktails, appetizers and games in the barn, followed by dinner and dancing later on in the evening. Proceeds from the event will benefit the organization’s goal of educating students, parents and faculty in over 450 schools this year about teen addiction. For more information, please visit

Courtesy Volvo Dealership to Open at New Scottsdale Autoshow

On the heels of announcing the creation of an unprecedented $60 million auto mall on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (“The Community”), Mullin360 is proud to announce the establishment of a state-of-the-art Courtesy Volvo sales and service facility at the Scottsdale AutoShow at Salt River. The new dealership is currently in escrow and represents a new store by the owners best known for Courtesy Chevrolet. For more information, please visit