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The Ak-Chin Indian Community celebrates Veterans

The Ak-Chin Indian Community offers great reasons to thank its veterans – a special event on Nov. 5, dining and golf deals on Nov. 11, and free movies.

Ak-Chin 17th Annual Veterans Celebration

17th Annual Veterans Celebration flyer -draftVeterans Day is an opportunity for communities around the country to recognize those who served our country. The Ak-Chin Indian Community offers great reasons to thank its veterans – a special event on Nov. 5, dining and golf deals on Nov. 11, and free movies.

The 17th Annual Ak-Chin Indian Community Veterans Recognition Day Celebration is Saturday, November 5, starting with a fun run/walk and a 5K run. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the run/walk sets off at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers start at the Ak-Chin Service Center on Farrell Road and go to Milton “Paul” Antone Regional Park. The first 150 participants receive free T-shirts, and 5K winners will receive awards.

5k-runStick around for a full day of fun, including speakers, entertainment, and a free barbecue. Try your hand at the horseshoe tournament; the entry fee is $20. Contact Terry Enos for information at 520-510-5674.  If spiking is more your thing, gather a team for the co-ed volleyball tournament. Entry fee is $75 per team. Contact Cecil Peters, 520-560-7814 for information.

the-buffet-veterans-day-2016The Ak-Chin Indian Community’s recognition of veterans does not end with this event – lots of specials are available to thank those who have served our country.

The Buffet at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and the 347 Grill located at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle both offer free meals on Friday, November 11 to veterans with military ID.

The-Ak-Chin-Southern-Dunes-Golf-Club-Hosts-Worlds-Largest-Golf-Outing-Event-3Veterans can enjoy a free round of #miniDunes on Veterans Day at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.

The #miniDunes course opens at 2 pm. and is a six-hole short course. Veterans also receive a 20 percent discount at the Arroyo Grille restaurant at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club on Friday, November 11.

ultrastar-november-eventsThe UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle features FREE movies for veterans starting November 10, sponsored by the Ak-Chin Indian Community. The movie lineup is:

Thursday, November 10: Stripes

Friday, November 11: Glory

Saturday, November 12: Full Metal Jacket

Sunday, November 13: Saving Private Ryan

Monday, November 14: The Hurt Locker

Movies begin at 6 p.m. nightly. Please present your military ID for a free movie.

If you are a veteran, if you know a veteran, or if you want to thank our country’s veterans, join the Ak-Chin Indian Community in celebrating those who have served and those who gave their lives for our freedom!


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