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Monsters to Return for 2013-2014 Season

May 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO - The Fresno Monsters organization has announced it will host a team in the Western States Hockey League for the 2013-2014 season.  The team will play 21 home games at Gateway Ice Center.  Earlier this month Gateway Ice Center explained in a press release that the ice rink will remain open through April 2014. Fresno-native [...]

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Grizzlies’ Game and Jersey Auction to Benefit Mediator Mentors

May 21, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State’s Mediator Mentors program will thank 1,240 student mediators for their service to Central Valley schools at the Fresno Grizzlies baseball game, 7:05 p.m. June 1 at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno. The Grizzlies will wear special, Star Wars-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game to benefit Mediator Mentors, [...]

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Fresno Grizzlies Video an Internet Sensation

May 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A video showing a guy supposedly dissing his girlfriend for his cell phone during a Kiss Cam segment made at the May 3 Grizzlies game is spreading like wildfire on social media, and has even been mentioned on The Today Show. The video shows the woman dousing her “date” with a drink after [...]

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Bass Lake Classic Triathlon Raising Money for Local Youth Charities

May 06, 2013 No Comments

BASS LAKE - The Third Annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon and accompanying 5K Run for the Kids, taking place this year on June 1, continues to grow both in the number of participants and in the amount of help the events give local charities. In the past three years since it was brought back, the Bass [...]

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Berryhill to Speak at Grizzlies’ Farm Forum May 17

May 06, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund’s Farm Grown program will welcome California State Senator Tom Berryhill for the May 17 Farm Forum in The CRU Club at Chukchansi Park. Berryhill, a fourth generation family farmer and two-term state legislator, is also the vice president of Berryhill Orchards, Inc. and the owner of Tom Berryhill [...]

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Business Street Online Interviews Fresno Grizzlies President Chris Cummings

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Watch a special video interview as president and publisher of Business Street Online Lance Cardoza and Fresno Grizzlies President Chris Cummings discuss such topics as the status of the team’s ownership, exciting new additions such as the Farm Grown program, and the performance of the team on the field this season.  The interview [...]

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Robotics Demonstration to be Held at Mini Maker Faire

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Seven local high school robotics teams will put on a robotics demonstration at the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, April 21 at Chukchansi Park. Buchanan High School, Duncan Polytechnic High School, Edison High School, Christian Home Educators of the Fresno Area (CHEFA), Clovis High School, Clovis North High School, and Center [...]

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Grizzlies Come Up Short in Season Opener

Apr 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Even though 10,415 fans came out to support them in their first home game of the season, the Fresno Grizzlies fell to the Tacoma Rainiers at Chukchansi Park last night with a score of 9-1. It was feared that rain might dampen the night’s game, but in the end bad weather didn’t stop [...]

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Grizzlies Kick Off 2013 Campaign Tonight

Apr 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Grizzlies will begin their home season tonight at Chukchansi Park with a game against the Tacoma Rainiers, but the games won’t be the only thing fans will be able to experience. Grizzlies Media Relations Coordinator Chris Kutz said the focus has been on making sure attendance is consistent, and that there [...]

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‘Strike Out Autism’ to Benefit Autism Center

Apr 03, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State will observe National Autism Awareness Month with several events including the “Strike Out Autism” fundraiser and parade, 6 p.m. April 5 at Chukchansi Park during a Fresno Grizzlies game. In its sixth annual year, this event benefits the Central California Autism Center. The Grizzlies will donate half the proceeds from every [...]

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Comcast to Broadcast 10 Grizzlies Home Games

Mar 29, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO  – The Fresno Grizzlies and Comcast have announced Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104) to live broadcast 10 of the Grizzlies home games during the 2013 season. The broadcast schedule kicks off with the Grizzlies’ season opener on Thursday, April 4. The partnership between the two organizations allows more fans from across Northern and Central [...]

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Break the Barriers: Where Disabilities Become Abilities

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Deby Hergenrader noticed from an early age that her younger sister Kathy, who had Downs syndrome, was discouraged from being involved in certain activities because of her ability level. From taking swimming lessons at Fresno High School to boating at Roeding Park, it was suggested that Kathy go to a “special place.”  Hergenrader [...]

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Maker Movement Takes Over Fresno for First Time Ever

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Maker Movement sweeping the nation will soon hit Fresno – and a professional sports team – for the first time ever. The Fresno Grizzlies have released a “Call for Makers” for the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire at Chukchansi Park on Sunday, April 21. The “call” is to find makers [...]

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Survey Finds 1/3 of IT Departments Will Take Action Against Streaming March Madness in Office

Mar 14, 2013 No Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With the March Madness basketball tournament less than a week away, IT professionals around the country are preparing for the office network issues that often accompany it, according to a 2013 survey from Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing. The survey shows that 34 percent of IT professionals [...]

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Grizzlies Tickets Now on Sale

Mar 13, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Single game tickets for the 2013 Fresno Grizzlies baseball season are now on sale at, as well as at the Chukchansi Park Box Office. For the best savings, fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of game days.    Advanced ticket prices range from $9-$19 for general seating and $40 for [...]

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Survey: One in Five Executives Says March Madness Activities Boost Workplace Morale

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Are there “net” gains from celebrating March Madness at work? OfficeTeam recently asked more than 1,000 managers whether NCAA basketball tournament festivities in the office, such as watching game highlights or engaging in friendly competitions, affect morale and productivity. One in five (20 percent) of those surveyed felt activities tied to the college basketball [...]

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Little Caesars, Fuego Renew Partnership for 2013 Season

Feb 27, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Fuego and Little Caesars have announced the renewal of their partnership for the Fuego’s upcoming 2013 season. Little Caesars’ sponsorship includes inclusion of the company’s logo on Fuego jerseys as well as sponsorship of the Fuego’s youth summer camp. Little Caesars has been a partner with the Fuego since 2008. “Little [...]

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Tebow to Headline Local Youth Fundraiser

Feb 20, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural The Inspire Gala, featuring keynote speaker Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the New York Jets and first sophomore recipient of the Heisman Trophy. The gala, coming to the Fresno Convention Center on April 5, will benefit a special mentorship program that is a partnership between [...]

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40 Under 40: Leigh Burnside – Dowling Aaron Inc.

Feb 15, 2013 No Comments

Leigh Burnside spent most of her childhood in the Fresno area, and attended Bullard High School, where she was a student athlete and played soccer.  She later enrolled at Stanford University and was a features writer for The Stanford Daily, and during her junior year she studied abroad in Paris, France for six months.  Around [...]

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Fresno Monsters Raise $10,000 for Children’s Hospital Central California

Feb 13, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO - On January 25 & 26 the Fresno Monsters Hockey Team held a Children’s Hospital Jersey Auction Weekend at Selland Arena.  The Monsters live auctioned the North American Hockey League team’s game-worn specialty jerseys featuring the Children’s Hospital logo and George the Giraffe throughout the games that weekend.  The Monsters have announced the team collected $10,000 for [...]

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