PHOENIX, AZ (May 10, 2022): The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee today announced Avnet, Ak-Chin and Gila River Indian Communities as Official Partners.
The partners each share the vision of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee in delivering a premiere experience and creating lasting social and economic impact across local communities. Each partnership will elevate the Super Bowl LVII experience in Arizona.
Avnet, the leading global technology distributor and solutions provider will serve as a presenting partner of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Volunteer Program as well as showcase its technologies during events leading up to the Super Bowl.
“Partnering with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a unique way for Avnet to further engage with the community where we are headquartered and to support the committee’s mission of maximizing the positive impacts on the Arizona community,” said Avnet CEO Phil Gallagher. “We are excited to showcase some of the latest technology, celebrate community pride and provide a way for our employees to directly participate in the festivities.”
Ak-Chin is proud to be partnering with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for a second time. The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona, 35 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. In partnership with the Host Committee, they will spotlight and recognize Arizona non-profit organizations that create unique programs and positive impacts in the education and health and wellness space.
“Ak-Chin Indian Community has always believed in the power of investing in Arizona and its future,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Robert Miguel. “We are thrilled to once again partner with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and look forward to having Super Bowl LVII serve as a point of pride for all Arizonans and the 22 Tribal Nations who call Arizona their home.”
Gila River Indian Community is home to the indigenous O’otham and Pee Posh people. Alongside the Super Bowl Host Committee, they will host a large family-friendly fan event, including a “Community Day” specifically for Gila Community members. Football-themed activities, NFL Alumni appearances, family-friendly interactive activities, and co-branded giveaway items will all be a part of this event.
“The Gila River Indian Community looks forward to again being a sponsor of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to showcase a world-class event for football fans and Community members,” said Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis. “Working in collaboration with the host committee, the National Football League and our fellow sponsors, we intend to show off why Arizona, our tribal nations and the Gila River entertainment properties draw millions of visitors from all around the world. Super Bowl LVII will be a game and experience like no other, and we are proud to be part of such an amazing event.”
This is the fourth time Arizona has hosted the Super Bowl, joining only four other cities (South Florida, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Tampa Bay) with this distinction. The last Super Bowl hosted in Arizona in 2015 saw 120,000 visitors traveling to join the festivities in person, resulting in an economic impact totaling $719 million. As liaison between the NFL and all regional efforts, the host committee is committed to driving lasting social and economic impact on Arizona communities while hosting a successful Super Bowl LVII.
As a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider, Avnet has served customers’ evolving needs for more than a century. We support customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle, from idea to design and from prototype to production. Our unique position at the center of the technology value chain enables us to accelerate the design and supply stages of product development so customers can realize revenue faster. Decade after decade, Avnet helps its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at www.avnet.com.
About Ak-Chin Indian Community:
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 35 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O’odham word translated to mean “mouth of the wash”. Ak-Chin has an enrollment of 1,120 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center, Vekol Market and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us
About Gila River Indian Community:
Gila River Indian Community is located on 372,000 acres in south-central Arizona and home to the indigenous O’otham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) people. The Tribe is comprised of seven districts, the administrative offices and departments are located in Sacaton, and serve the people throughout these seven community districts. 100% of its profits from gaming and 17 other Enterprises are utilized by the community providing services and opportunities to achieve the highest quality of life.
About The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation that is responsible for planning and executing a successful Super Bowl LVII in 2023.The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize local stakeholders in a united approach to hosting the largest single-day sporting event by maximizing positive media exposure, fueling the economic engine of Arizona and leaving a lasting legacy. The Host Committee serves as liaison between the NFL and all regional efforts, culminating with the game in 2023 at State Farm Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals. For more information, visit azsuperbowl.com or follow on Twitter and Instagram @AZSuperBowl.
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