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www.SanTanSun.com O’Connor to help ICAN


break ground on new building Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be a guest of honor at the 7:30 a.m. Sat., June 18 groundbreaking for the new ICAN building at Folley Memorial Park, 601 E. Frye Rd. on the southwest corner at Morales and Hamilton Streets in Chandler.


Leaders from the City of Chandler, ICAN board members and those who made lead commitment gifts toward the new facility will turn the dirt on the new 2.5-acre facility that is expected to be completed in the


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NEW CENTER: An artist’s rendering shows the new ICAN facility scheduled for construction starting this summer near Folley Park in Chandler, where groundbreaking activities take place June 18.


summer of 2012. The groundbreaking event is open to the public, and light food and refreshments will be served. ICAN has outgrown its current 6,000 square-foot facility on Washington Street, where 150 youth enter ICAN’s doors daily and more than 2,000 were served in 2010 under the leadership of CEO Christy McClendon, MSW, named one of Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs in 2011.


An “Only ICAN” capital campaign is currently under way to raise the estimated cost of $4.5 million to build the new 20,000-square-foot structure which will include six classrooms, a learning center, half gym, offi ces and conference rooms. According to ICAN’s website, top contributors include, for $1 million and above: Chris and Caroline Hoeye; $250,000 and above: Catholic Healthcare West Foundation; $100,000 and above: Kovach Metal Roofi ng and Wall Systems; $50,000 and above: Steve and Alane Kovach, Steena Murray; $25,000 and above: Scott and Jami Bourdo, Burch & Cracchiolo, PA: Edwin C. Bull and M. Brennan Ray and Robert and Michelle Schechner. More “honor roll” donors are listed at www.ICANAZ.com. For more than 20 years, ICAN has provided nationally accredited preventative programming to at-risk youth in Chandler at no cost to participants or their families. ICAN’s mission is to provide free, comprehensive programs that empower youth to be productive, self-confi dent, and responsible members of the community. For more information about ICAN, call 480-821-4207 or visit www.icanaz.org.


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FOR THE KIDS: There will be a lot more space for youth programming for ICAN kids as seen in this layout drawing.


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Local businesses donate recliner, other gifts for Dad of Year The top dads nominated for the SanTan Sun News


fi rst Dad of the Year award 2011 will be given a variety of gifts for the appreciation due to them. Donations for prizes include a free recliner, valued at $300, for the top dad from American Furniture Gallery, which is also giving gift certifi cates for the second, third and fourth place winners. Other prizes include a gift certifi cate to V’s Barbershop at Fulton Ranch Promenade; dinner gift cards from DC Steakhouse in downtown Chandler; Olive Garden gift cards and movie passes compliments of the SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler; a La Vida Massage gift card; Pollack Tempe Cinemas movie tickets from Michael Pollack; a golf package given by Ocotillo Golf Resort; a gift card for calling, shooting and hunting gear from Wildlife Callers; and a gift card from Murphy’s Law Irish Pub in downtown Chandler. Businesses wishing to donate can call 480-732-0250 or email Award@SanTanSun.com with items to donate in exchange for promotion.


A reception for the top dads will be held at SanTan Honda Superstore in Chandler at 2 p.m. Sat., June 12. For the top dad selected by a SanTan Sun News panel, a photographer will take his photo, and his story will be included in the June 18 issue of the SanTan Sun News. The next top dads will have their nomination letters printed, and all dads nominated will get their names in the paper.


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