Cardinals Head To Flagstaff For Camp

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The Arizona Cardinals have released their practice schedule for the team's preseason stay from July 26 to Aug. 14 on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

All training camp practices, which are free and open to the public, are held on the fields east of the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. If it rains, practices move inside the dome.

Fans can receive practice schedule updates by calling the Cardinal hotline at (602) 379-1714.

The tentative schedule in Flagstaff:

July 27: Two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3 p.m.

July 28: One practice, 3 p.m.

July 29: Two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3 p.m.

July 30: Two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

July 31: One practice, 3 p.m.

Aug. 1: two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Aug. 2: two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Aug. 3: Scrimmage, Skydome, 2:35 p.m.

Aug 4: No practice

Aug 5: Two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Aug. 6: Two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Aug. 7: One practice, 3 p.m.

Aug. 8: Two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Aug. 9: One practice, 9 a.m.

Aug. 10: Preseason game at San Diego.

Aug. 11: No practice.

Aug. 12: One practice, 3:40 p.m.

Aug. 13: Two practices, 8:40 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Aug. 14: One practice, 8:40 a.m.

Two-wheelin' fans

The Rock N' Roll Ride to Flagstaff, held each year to benefit Cardinals Charities, will be coming through Payson at about 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) morning.

The parade of motorcyclists, who are Cardinal fans as well, will be bound for Northern Arizona University where they will take in an Arizona practice session.

The ride gets rolling at Bruegger's restaurant in Gilbert. More than 400 bikers are expected to participate in the charity event, which is co-sponsored by Phoenix radio station KSLX.

Tontozona schedule

The Arizona State University Sun Devils will begin their traditional pre-season training at Camp Tontozona with a practice session slated for 4 p.m., Aug. 6.

Aug. 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13, the Devils are slated to conduct two-a-day practice sessions. Although the ASU staff has not set the exact start times, traditionally they begin about 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sessions are about two hours in length.

At the Aug. 9 session, the players will don full pads. During the practices Aug. 6, 7 and 8, the team will be in shoulder pads and helmets only.

All practice sessions are free and open to the public.

Camp Tontozona is located 17 miles northeast of Payson.

Hit the links for habitat

The Pioneer Title Agency will be hosting its Sixth Annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament Aug. 24 at the Payson Golf Course. First tee time is 8 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity in its goal to provide decent, affordable and healthy housing for low- and moderate-income people in the Rim country.

Entry fees are $70 per person or $50 if the player is a member of the PGC.

Entry forms are available at Pioneer Title, 421 South Beeline Highway or at the PAHH office, 1013 South Goodfellow Road.

Call Mark Monty or Dale Gonzales at 474-3235 for more information.

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