2013 Pac-12 Football Championship Game

December 7
Sun Devil Stadium | Tempe, AZ

MEDIA ADVISORY: Pac-12 and ASU to unveil Technology Center


WHO: Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner Kevin Weiberg, Arizona State Senior Associate AD Rocky Harris, ASU Preparatory Academy CEO Beatriz Rendon, Arizona State Student-Athletes, Arizona State Spirit Squad and Sparky

WHAT: A ribbon cutting ceremony and the official unveiling of a new technology center to benefit the ASU Preparatory Academy and local youth.

The Pac-12 has teamed up with the 2013 Pac-12 Football Championship Game Host, Arizona State University, for this event. By providing technology equipment and a creative learning environment, the Conference aims to create an atmosphere designed to inspire young people to succeed in the classroom while also leaving a legacy of gratitude in the Phoenix and Tempe communities.

Student-athletes and students from ASU, Pac-12 Conference staff, and others will participate in the makeover event throughout the day.

WHERE: ASU Preparatory Academy
              735 E Fillmore Street
              Phoenix, AZ 85006

WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2013 4:00 p.m. MT - Ribbon cutting ceremony

NOTES: B-roll opportunities of Kevin Weiberg, Rocky Harris, Beatriz Rendon, and ASU student-athletes in the technology center will be available beginning at 3:45.

A performance by the ASU Spirit Squad and Sparky will open the ceremony, followed by remarks from Weiberg, Harris, Rendon and ASU student-athletes.

Following the event, USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, will host a FUNdamentals Clinic at the school. The clinic teaches introductory passing, catching and running skills in an exciting and energetic non-contact setting. All skills and drills are based on USA Football's Player Progression Development Model, ensuring children learn the sport and gain its inherent benefits in a fun and age-appropriate way. The Pac-12 is a proud partner of USA Football and its Heads Up Football program for a better, safer game.

Contacts: Erik Hardenbergh – Pac-12
202-689-9039 (cell), ehardenbergh@pac-12.org

Diana L. Bejarano - ASU Preparatory Academy
602-206-8572 (cell), diana.bejarano@asu.edu

About ASU Preparatory Academy:
ASU Preparatory Academy (ASU Prep) is ASU’s innovative PreK-12 grade charter school. ASU Prep currently serves more than 1,700 students across four campuses in two principal geographic areas: Downtown Phoenix and the East Valley. More than 70% of the student population at the ASU Prep Phoenix campus is composed of low-income students, as defined by the Free and Reduced Lunch standards. ASU Prep Phoenix is a highly performing school and has earned A and B letter grades this year by the Arizona Department of Education. The schools are publicly funded, free to attend, and accept all students, space permitting. ASU Prep’s mission is to provide a university embedded academic program that prepares students to complete college, compete globally and contribute to their society.

About the 2013 Pac-12 Football Championship:
The 2013 Pac-12 Football Championship Game is on Saturday, December 7, and will feature Pac-12 North champion Stanford vs. Pac-12 South champion Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Kickoff is 5:45 p.m. MT and the game will be broadcast on ESPN. Tickets are available through TheSunDevils.com and pac-12.com/tickets.

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