ORANGE COUNTY – The Sun Devil Caravan heads to Orange County in California for the second stop on its inaugural tour on May 15. The Southern California stop will be headlined by Sun Devil football head coach Todd Graham, head basketball coach Herb Sendek, head women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne, head volleyball coach Jason Watson and Ray Anderson, VP of University Athletics.
All Sun Devil alumni and fans are invited American Junkie in Newport Beach, Calif. from 5:30-7 p.m. for the Sun Devil Meet and Greet. The event, which features drinks and appetizers, gives Sun Devil Nation a chance to interact one-on-one with the ASU coaching staff, former student-athletes, and administrators.
The tour starts with two Sparky’s Tour pep rallies for local students at John R. Peterson Elementary in Huntington Beach, Calif. and Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in Santa Ana, Calif. Sparky’s Tour, which has traveled around Phoenix for several years, is a youth education assembly where Sun Devil student-athletes interact with children and teach the value of personal character and healthy living. The program focuses on the six character traits using the acronym S.P.A.R.K.Y. – Self-discipline, Positive, Active, Respect, Knowledge and Yourself.
In 2013, Sun Devil football defeated UCLA for the Pac-12 South Title and hosted Stanford in Tempe for the Pac-12 Title game for a shot at the Rose Bowl. Sun Devil Athletics is moving forward on its Momentum Campaign to redesign Sun Devil Stadium and in January announced the hire of Anderson, the former executive vice president of football operations for the NFL, as its new Vice President of University Athletics.
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Southern California (May 15)
Sun Devil Meet and Greet
American Junkie (Newport Beach)