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October 12, 2012 

Contact: Romina Khananisho, City of Goodyear
Office: 623-882-7054 or

9th Annual GAIN Event Brings Goodyear Neighbors Together at Goodyear Ballpark on Saturday, Oct. 20

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Goodyear residents will have the chance to meet their neighbors on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the City's annual GAIN event on the front lawn of Goodyear Ballpark.

The event, free to the public, is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and offers residents a chance to listen to live music, enjoy food from local Goodyear restaurants, treat the kids to games, arts and crafts, learn more about neighborhood watch programs and meet police officers and firefighters.

GAIN stands for Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods and is Arizona's version of National Night Out. Its purpose is to give neighbors a chance to meet each other and the people who work for them in the City.

Entertainment this year will be provided by Ballet Folklorico Esperanza, the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Greater Levels cheer team and the band Static Confuzion playing classic rock tunes.

Kids will find plenty to do including trackless train rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, hay maze and a half dozen bouncing attractions to get the wiggles out!

The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary will offer neighbors the chance to sit in the cock-pit of a real glider aircraft, while others can drive a golf cart through an obstacle course wearing DUI glasses to learn first-hand the dangers of drinking and driving.

Goodyear's police, fire and ballpark mascots will be at the event goofing around and posing for photos with residents of all ages.

When it's time for dinner, there will be plenty to eat, thanks to Caballero Grill, Gigino's, Gus's New York Pizza, Macayo's, Majerle's Sports Grill, Memphis BBQ, Mr. Scrib's Pizza, Rubio's, Schlotzsky's, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and Wildflower Bread Company. All of these restaurants will offer free samples of their culinary creations throughout the evening.

Speaking of food, residents will have the chance to help feed the hungry in our community with a donation to the Fill-A-Need Food Drive. Non-perishable food items will be collected for local food banks.

The event is made possible through generous donations from several sponsors, including Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Palm Gate RV and Self Storage, the Cleveland Indians, the Cincinnati Reds, Southwest Ambulance, and Target.

For more information on everything going on at the event, go to or contact Neighborhood Services Manager Lili Schuett at or 623-882-7812. 


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