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Sundogs Stay Busy in Chino Valley this Week

September 9, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Arizona Sundogs News Release

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Arizona Sundogs are staying busy this week with a couple appearances for the people of Chino Valley, AZ.

On Thursday, defenseman Tyler Butler stopped by Del Rio Elementary school to read to kindergarteners and first graders as part of the school's "Books and Blankets" event during their Reading Week campaign. Butler entertained the kids reading the children's book "Z for Zamboni", an alphabet book that uses the letters of the alphabet to describe different elements of the sport of hockey.

"Books and Blankets" is an annual event held by Del Rio Elementary where local members of the Quad-Cities communities read to children in an outdoor setting as they sit on blankets in the grass. This year's event started indoors with Butler's reading then shifted outside for the remainder of the evening. After his reading was finished, Butler took the time to talk with the kids about the importance of reading, the sport of hockey, and the upcoming Sundogs season.

On Saturday, Butler will be back out in Chino Valley along with teammate Luke Erickson. The two will work the annual Chino Valley Corn Dinner from 5:00-7:00 PM. Butler and Erickson will be on hand at Del Rio Elementary again serving corn to visitors as they head to the school for dinner as part of the event.


The Sundogs Sixth-Annual Golf Tournament is set for October 13th at Prescott Golf and Country Club. The event will begin at 8:30 AM with a shotgun start. The tournament will be built of five-person teams - four participants and one Sundogs player or coach. Those interested in registering should contact the Sundogs (928) 759-6600 or download a signup sheet at

The sixth season of Arizona Sundogs hockey is brought to you by Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel. The puck will drop on the new season in October 2011. The Sundogs will also host the 2012 CHL All-Star Game in January. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600 or visiting

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