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Monday, April 5, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Mesa to Host Desert Challenge Games

The 20 th annual Desert Challenge Games for disabled athletes will be held May 19-23 in Mesa.  The competition is open to all U.S. and international athletes with a physical disability, ages 6 through adult.  Athletes will compete in track and field, weight lifting, archery and swimming.  This year Mesa is one of two locations in the U.S. to host International Classification.  Thirty-two athletes are expected to compete and obtain their International Classification on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20.  Athletes from Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda are already

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

History & Heritage

2010/2011 (MESA, Ariz.) - Mesa has fast become the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Arizona. Now boasting 467,811 residents, Mesa's population is greater than such well-known cities as Minneapolis, Cleveland and Miami. Located just minutes east of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Mesa has nearly 320 days of sunshine each year. Mesa has much to offer visitors year-round and is a popular worldwide travel destination. Mesa is a city emerging as a leader; evolving higher living standards and energizing the economy. It is proud to boast a young and highly educated

The DREAM (Developing Resources through Education and Athletics in Mesa) Foundation and the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the inaugural Southwest Prep Classic presented by Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix-Mesa scheduled for January 29-31, 2010 at Mesa Community College. Teams participating in this round-robin event are Impact Academy (Las Vegas, NV), Raleigh's Finest Academy (Oklahoma City, OK), South Kent School (Kent, CT), and Westwind Prep International (Phoenix, AZ). Players of interest in the tournament include: Westwind Prep International Jamal Franklin, 6'5" -

  Kino Aquatic Center to Take Center Stage as Host of Signature Swim Meet   Oct. 19, 2009  ( MESA , Ariz. ) – Mesa , Ariz. was awarded the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course swim meet competition for 2011. The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mesa Public Schools (MPS) and Mesa Aquatics worked together to secure this event which will center heavily on the city’s newly-enhanced Kino Aquatic Center . The announcement came during the United States Aquatic Sports Convention held in Chicago last month.   " Mesa Public Schools and Mesa Aquatics are thrilled

State Tourism Office Grants Mesa Funds to Kick-Start Promotional Efforts to Gateway Region – Gilbert & Queen Creek   www.VisitGateway.com   Oct. 6, 2009 ( MESA , Ariz. ) – Mesa tourism officials are hoping to lure this season’s out-of-state visitors to continue their experience south and east of the city when visiting this winter. In late August, the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau was awarded grant funding for a new marketing partnership through the Arizona Office of Tourism’s Arizona Regional Marketing and EZ Marketing programs. These long-standing

  Officials from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) awarded Mesa host duties for the 2010 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships, May 12-15, with practice rounds beginning May 10-11, 2010. The tournament will be held at Longbow Golf Club and co-hosted by Mesa Sports Tourism & Development and Grand Canyon University .   “Landing the Women’s NCAA Golf Championship is another great example of Valley leaders working together for a common goal,” said Jon Schmieder, president of Phoenix Regional Sports Commission. “ Mesa is a prime example of a community reaching

Officials from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) awarded Mesa host duties for the 2010 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships, May 12-15, with practice rounds beginning May 10-11, 2010. The tournament will be held at Longbow Golf Club and co-hosted by Mesa Sports Tourism & Development and Grand Canyon University .   “Landing the Women’s NCAA Golf Championship is another great example of Valley leaders working together for a common goal,” said Jon Schmieder, president of Phoenix Regional Sports Commission. “ Mesa is a prime example

         The Western Athletic Conference has awarded the City of Mesa the WAC Baseball Tournament for 2010, 2011 and 2012, WAC Commissioner Karl Benson announced on Thursday. The event will be played at Mesa's Hohokam Stadium, the Chicago Cubs Spring Training home. The City of Mesa, Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau and Phoenix Regional Sports Commission worked in tandem to secure the event which features Hawai'i, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, Sacramento State, Nevada, New Mexico State and San Jose State. "WAC baseball has brought national attention

                     The Western Athletic Conference has awarded the City of Mesa the WAC Baseball Tournament for 2010, 2011 and 2012, WAC Commissioner Karl Benson announced on Thursday. The event will be played at Mesa's Hohokam Stadium, the Chicago Cubs Spring Training home. The City of Mesa, Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau and Phoenix Regional Sports Commission worked in tandem to secure the event which features Hawai'i, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, Sacramento State, Nevada, New Mexico

 MESA TOURISM BUREAU TURNING STAY-CATIONS INTO SAVE-CATIONS WITH DISCOUNTS AND ONLINE PLANNING TOOLS Bureau-Generated Savings Program and Citywide Summer Values Help Make Low-cost Summer Vacations Possible www.visitmesa.com/Values May 1 , 2009 (MESA, Ariz.) – With National Tourism Week fast approaching (May 9 – 17) and travel trends pointing to shorter hauls and shorter stays, the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau wants Arizona travelers to know they can afford a vacation this summer. Starting May 1, the bureau is launching their Mesa Money campaign giving visitors staying