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City of Goodyear, Arizona

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For Immediate Release: Oct. 11, 2011



Goodyear Ballpark wins two national awards



GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Oct. 11, 2011) Goodyear Ballpark received two awards from the International Festivals & Events Association, including the 2011 Pinnacle Gold Award for Best Overall Sponsorship for the third consecutive year since first participating in the competition in 2009.


GOODYEAR BALLPARK SPRING TRAINING 2011, produced by the City of Goodyear, Ariz., was honored by the IFEA during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony on Oct. 3 at the IFEA's 56th Annual Convention & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas. Goodyear Ballpark received two awards in the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition: The Gold Award for the Best Overall Sponsorship Program and Bronze for the Best Event Program.    


The event was sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, and drew entries from some of the world's top festivals and events, including California's famous Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Indianapolis' 500 Festival, Houston's Bayou City Art Festival, Ohio's Dublin Irish Festival, MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, and the Portland Rose Festival in Oregon. International entries included Canada Place, South Korea's Ham Pyeong Butterfly Festival, Singapore's World Gourmet Summit, the Edmonton Heritage Festival in Canada, the Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland, Rotterdam Festivals in The Netherlands, and Slovenia's Festival Lent. For a complete list of winners and more information on the IFEA, visit



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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749