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White House Honors Phoenix Multisport's Scott Strode as 2014 "Advocate For Action"

Denver, CO: In the West Wing of the White House, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recognized Scott Strode, Founder and Executive Director of Phoenix Multisport, as an Advocate for Action. Michael Botticelli, the nation’s “Drug Czar” presented the award to Strode. The annual award honors individuals who are making a difference in thei...
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Phoenix Multisport To Present at TEDxBoulder Event

Phoenix Researcher to address the role of physical activity and being part of a sober community in transcending addiction

Denver, CO: TEDxBoulder has announced that Phoenix Multisport’s Director of Research and Evaluation, Jacki Hillios, PhD, will speak at its Saturday, September 21 event in Boulder, CO. at 5pm at Read More

Phoeinx Multisport Receives Multi-Year Grant From Federal Agency To Help Families Faced With Addiction

Denver, CO: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently awarded a three year grant totaling $750,000 to Phoenix Multisport to expand Phoenix’s work to help individuals develop and maintain sobriety by adding programs specifically for families impacted by addiction.  The mission of SAMHSA, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser...
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Colorado Springs Art Show

2nd Annual Colorado Springs Art Show Fundraiser

A HUGE thank you to our Title Sponsor:  Dave Solon Kia

The 2nd Annual Colorado Springs Art Show Fundraiser was held at the Colorado Springs event space on Saturday, August 10th. This year’s art show showcased approximately 20 artists, most of whom are in recovery. This also included a ...
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Phoenix Rising 2013

Pledge Your Monthly Support to Phoenix Multisport! Become a Phoenix Milemarker!

By pledging a Recurring gift, you join our Milemarker Club, a special, dedicated group who help to keep our programming free to our participants.  You too can provide a steady stream of funding to help ensure a safe and supportive community to anyone with 48 hours of sobriety and to those who choose to live a sober life. 

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We are excited to announce our 6th Annual Fundraising Gala slated for Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Denver Athletic Club! Mark your calendars as we hope you will join us to celebrate sobriety and the life-transforming work we are doing. All of the funds raised on this evening will go to keeping our programming free to our participants by providing over 55 events per week across three c...
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CrossFitting for a Cause

While booze filled parties raged on to the Dropkick Murphys in cities across the country, quite the opposite was happening at the Metro State College Campus in Denver, CO on St. Patrick’s Day. It was a beautiful morning with a little bit of an ornery breeze as warm-ups began for the 1st Annual Atlas Blarney Stone CrossF...
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Program helps veterans climb above substance abuse

John Schneider craves the feel of chalk on his hands. He longs for the rough texture of rock on his fingertips as he feels his way up a 43-foot wall of rock.

Fifteen years ago, those same hands reached for beer bottles, for marijuana, for cocaine.

Now, his highs come while trying not to fall.

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Phoenix Multisport and Exempla West Pines Recovery Center Team Up to Host March Madness Style CrossFit Competition on Auraria Campus

“The Atlas Blarney Stone” CrossFit Competition presented by West Pines to benefit Phoenix Multisport

Denver, CO: St. Patrick’s Day has become known for green beer and excessive drinking. In...
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Per Ignem Ad Astra: Through the Fire to the Stars!


At Phoenix Multisport – you'll find the latin words Per Ignem Ad Astra (through fire to the stars) written all around our offices.  It's not just a phrase, it's a way of life here and what we remember everyday when we think of our members and the millions who still battle drug and alcohol addiction around the country each day.

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Give The Gift of Recovery

The holiday season is an amazing time of the year to reflect with family and friends.  However, this time can also be very challenging for those in recovery and often faced with few social options that don't include alcohol.  At Phoenix Multisport we run over 50 programs per week in Colorado that are free of charge for participants and run through the ho...
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Denver, CO: Last night, Scott Strode, founder and executive director of Colorado-based Phoenix Multisport, was honored as a CNN Top 10 Hero of 2012 on the globally televised “CNN HEROES: An All-Star Tribute.” Phoenix Multisport, a nonprofit based in Denver with chapters in Boulder and Colorado Springs, fosters a supportive, physically active co...
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CNN HEROES: An All-Star Tribute

Denver, CO: Last night, Scott Strode, founder and executive director of Colorado-based Phoenix Multisport, was honored as a CNN Top 10 Hero of 2012 on the globally televised “CNN HEROES: An All-Star Tribute.”

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Denver, CO: Being named a CNN Hero, making it to the Top 10, and being recognized on Sunday’s "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” have been awe-inspiring experiences for Scott Strode, Founder and Executive Director of Phoenix Multisport, a Colorado organization serving people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and those who wish to live a sober life. Since he launched the ...
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Scott Strode CNN Heros : Thanks For Voting!

Thank you to everyone who voted for Scott in the CNN Heroes program this year!

We're very excited about the opportunity to share the stage with 9 other amazing organizations and we hope that you'll tune in to see if Phoenix Multisport wins $250,000!

The show will air live on Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm MST/9pm EST from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on CNN. You won't ...
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COS Fall Picnic

The second annual end of the year picnic for the Colorado Springs chapter of Phoenix Multisport was a huge success and a lot of fun. There were some last minute venue changes to the Colorado Springs office instead of Red Rocks open space due to the weather, but people made the most of it. Members representing the full spectrum of what phoenix has to offer, from climbing to cycling, strength ...
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Phoenix Multisport Art Show a Big Success!

The Phoenix Multisport Art Show was a resounding success!  The call went out to round up some local artists to donate art pieces for the show.  This call was answered.  Proceeds were to go to help Phoenix Multisport continue to foster a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sob...
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Sometimes it can work out for the best when things come up and not everyone can attend an event – especially for those who were able to make it. So went the latest Phoenix event with our student veteran friends at CU Boulder – though many had mid-terms and we look forward to seeing them next time.
Still we had the Army, Navy and Air Force well represented at our latest event...
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Pack..Check...Stove…Check….Crampons…Check…Wait - Wrong trip. Actually this is equipment we hope to need one day following the latest Mil/Vet outreach event. It is estimated that 25% of the homeless are veterans who have served our country. 8 blocks away from the Champa office in what is called the Triangle of Hope, is an organization taking steps to address this v...
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Phoenix ran another event with CU Student Veterans on August 1 – a Full Moon hike followed by a promise of campfire free S’mores.  Unfortunately, the overcast sky did not allow for much of a full moon but the hike was very enjoyable for all as the rain let up and made for perfect hiking weather.

As with the last student veteran event, there was a good mix from all br...
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They arrived in the parking lot of the Eben Fine park at the mouth of Boulder Canyon in twos, threes and sometimes singly on a hot summer afternoon. So launched a great Phoenix Multisport event with Student Veterans at the University of Colorado. Seventeen men and women who had served in the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines came together for the first of several events focused on reaching u...
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Phoenix Multisport Mountain Bike Trip to Pueblo

Phoenix Multisport recently took a mountain bike trip down to Pueblo Colorado on Saturday, April 28th. There was a group of approximately eight riders varying in gender, age, ability and experience. Being new to the sport I have had a phenomenal experience riding with Phoenix. I personally would not be able to participate in these events if Phoenix Multisport was not able to provide me with ...
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Phoenix on CNN Headline News

Click here to read about CNN Hero Scott Strode!

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Phoenix Featured by Newsweek

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On 9 News

To see our feature on "Sweat, support and sobriety with Phoenix Multisport" on 9 News, click here.

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The Betty Ford Colorado Children's Four-Day Program

Phoenix Founder Stott Strode Wins CNN Hero Award!

Ex-addicts staying sober through sport

Phoenix Multisport offers programs ranging from casual walks to mountain biking

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Betty Ford Center's Children's Program Collaboration

Govenor John Hickenlooper Congratulates Phoenix Multisport on Five Years of Service

Halloween Party & Climbing Competition Fundraiser

On Saturday, October 29th, Phoenix held its third annual Halloween Party and Climbing Competition at our gym at Exempla-Lutheran West Pines. Phoenix Multisport prides itself on offering fun, sober alternatives to drinking and drug use on traditional “party” holidays, and this event has continued to grow in popularity. This year saw over 40 team members competing across...
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Phoenix Multisport Celebrates Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in September

Phoenix Multisport- Press Release September 21, 2011
Denver, CO – (September 21, 2011) In recognition of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, Phoenix Multisport is hosting a number of outdoor events around Estes Park including climbing, cycling, hiking and an End of Summer BBQ on Saturd...
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Media Coverage in Colorado Springs

News First Five of Colorado Springs and Pueblo does a story on Phoenix Multisport!

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Moab Multisport - 2010

On the Weekend of April 30th, Phoenix Multisport held its 4th annual trip to Moab, UT. By Saturday, a record 94 Phoenix members had arrived at Moab?s Gold Bar campsite. The campground sits in a wide canyon at the beginning of an oxbow, formed by the Colorado River. On the eastern side of the canyon, a handful of small feeder canyons and natural arches beg to be explored. On the western bank, a ...
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Phoenix In Xterra European Championship

I am a sponsored racer for the incredible Phoenix Multisport and recently just returned to the USA from Sardenga, Italy, where I competed in the Xterra European Championship. I race full time on the Xterra circuit here in the states and this was the first time to get to toe the line on foreign soil. What an incredible experience. The race organization was top notch and didn't miss a beat. Th...
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Nick Nisbet Destroys Hill Country 600

The weekend of March 13, 2010 Nick Nisbet raced the Texas Hill Country 600 to qualify for the 2011 Race Across America (RAAM). Nick is living proof that there is no substitute for saddle time. He rides his bike almost every day, sometimes logging 150 plus miles, on 8-hour rides. The 380-mile Texas Hill Country 600 (600 = kilometers) would be right up his alley. On Thursday before the race Jo...
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Bolivia: Update 8

Just received another call from Ben, Scott, and Rourke. Their breathing was bit labored because they are at 18,000 feet! They spent last night at advanced base camp and said it was absolutely beautiful. The alpenglow was very dramatic and they could see La Paz and surrounding cities clearly from their high perch. They are surrounded by glaciers and last night saw two condors fly overhea...
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Bolivia: Update 7

Scott just called (4pm MDT) to check in! They have been at base camp waiting out a storm and killing time playing LOTS of Settlers of Catan. The storm brought wind and some snow but not enough to make conditions dangerous for them to move into high camp tomorrow. They will leave very early in the morning to get to high camp. Once established at high camp they plan to watch the weather...
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Bolivia: Update 6

The boys called Sunday morning as they were heading out of La Paz to the daunting and beautiful Illimani for the next five days. Saturday was a rest day so they spent it watching movies and chilling out at the hotel. Illimani sits south of La Paz with a summit of 21,201 feet. The weather has been a bit rainy and overcast so they are having to watch it closely. The plan is to spend the ...
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Bolivia: Update 5

We received a quick call from the "boys" today via satellite phone. They climbed their first mountain of the trip! A direct route up Mount Illusion at 16,897 feet. Ben described the climb as a long rocky snowfield with radical views from the top. They are in good spirits and miss everyone at home.
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Bolivia: Update 4

We have arrived at basecamp in Pequeno Alpamayo. We practiced on the glacier today. The first night we arrived, Rourke?s stomach was upset but he is doing better now. We think we had too many lasagna bologneses' in Copacabana. Everyone is in good spirits and the Phoenix Multisport flag is flying high over our base camp!
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Bolivia: Update 3

We are off to the mountains for the next 6 days. Base camp will be at 16,000 feet and with any luck we will summit 3 mounts and climb to almost 19,000 feet. We are ready to climb!!
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Bolivia: Update 2

After two days of rest and acclimating in La Paz we left for the small town of Cocabana on the banks of Lake Titicaca on the Bolivia-Peru boarder. We had a great time in La Paz but were also reminded often of our amazing fortune and of the fragileness of life. Scotts good friend Carlos passed away while we were planning this expedition, he was to be our primary contact and was a close friend of...
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Phoenix Goes to Bolivia

Scott, Ben, and Rourke have successfully landed in beautiful La Paz, Bolivia to begin their 2 week adventure! Not only is the trip is an important personal journey for each one of the guys, but it is also very important to Phoenix as they are laying the groundwork necessary for future international fundraising expeditions next summer and beyond. We will be posting updates from the mount...
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Boulder Peak Triathlon

The Boulder Peak Triathlon was a huge success for Phoenix Multisport this year! The race was a fundraising event for Phoenix Multisport. We had 5 individual racers and 5 relay teams participate in this huge event that takes place at the Boulder Reservoir as part of the 5430 Triathlon Race Series in Boulder. So far Phoenix Multisport has exceeded its fundraising goals and continues to do so. ...
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Drug Court Partnership

On June 10,, 2009 Ben Cort, Scott Strode and Jacki Subberra will join the Honorable Carol Glowinsky and Probation Supervisor, Marcy Becker to present ?The Next Generation of Sober Social Networking? at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference in Anaheim, CA. This is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness about Phoenix Multisport and explore the possibility of develop...
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Spring PicNic

Join us at the North Boulder Park this Sunday at 4pm for our 2nd Annual Spring Picnic! North Boulder Park is on 9th ave. between Balsam and Dellwood and the pavillion is at the NW corner of the park. Join us for good food, games, and meet new friends! We will have a hike, mountain bike, and road ride before the picnic at 2pm. These three pre-picnic events are RSVP required. Call the office f...
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Social Committee

Phoenix Multisport now has a member sponsored Social Committee. The purpose of the PM Social Committee is to incorporate some "social down time".
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Website Improvements

As is the case with many expanding companies, Phoenix Multisport has outgrown its original website and we are now racing to catch up with demand.
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Grand Opening of The Playground!

Join us November 8th from 10am-3pm for the Grand Opening of "The Playground", the newest addition to Denver's Sober Active Community. This is a collaborative effort of Phoenix Multisport and West Pines Lutheran Medical Center. Activities at the center will include: indoor rock climbing, strength training, yoga, and sober social events. The center is at 3400 Lutheran Parkway in Wheat Ridge.
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Annual Gala

July 17th is our First Annual Fundraising Gala at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, CO.
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CBS News

click here for full interview. Brooke Wagner of CBS Channel 4 in Denver interviewed our Directors, Scott Strode and Ben Cort, and team member/volunteer instructor Steve Miller during a bike ride in Golden, CO.
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Bolder Boulder '08

10+ members represent Phoenix Multisport in this years Boulder Bolder
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Emily Rides Across USA

Our friend Emily Querna departs on Thursday 5/15 for her bike ride across the US with her sister. As many of you know, Emily graduated from Naropa last week and has been planning this ride with her sister who graduated from her masters program at NYU for a long time. She has been training for this ride for months and while we are sad to see her leave we are happy to see her following her drea...
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The Phoenix 50

Phoenix Multisport is pleased to introduce the Phoenix 50 program. Phoenix 50 members donate a minimum of $5,000 annually for two years. The group is made up of individual donors, foundations, and othes who have raised the $5,000 through friends and family. Read Full Article...
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2008 Fundraising Update

PM has been fortunate to have incredible support in its first year of operation. We are excited to announce the following fundraising initiatives, which will help us to continue providing services to our ever larger community. Read Full Article
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Save the Date!

We are throwing our first fundraising dinner this summer at the St. Julien Hotel! Save the date: July 17th. Hit the link to full article!
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Happy New Year... From Ouray

This New Year found me on a three night trip to Ouray with a group of 24 Phoenix Multisport Team Members. We were a diverse group of sober individuals ready for new adventures!
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Daily Camera Article

We would like to thank Zak Brown of the Daily Camera for the article he wrote about Phoenix Multisport. We have already received response from interested readers, check it out here: click here
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New Years in Ouray

We are in the process of putting together the coolest trip in Phoenix Multisport's history and wanted to get the word out on the street right away.
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Moab Report

The 24 hours at Moab mountain bike race is something that almost defies description. To fully understand what the participants go through you really need to be there yourself. Read full story for Ben's first hand experience!
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24hrs of Moab

Our sponsored athletes, Molly Throdahl and Griffin Duncan, are heading to Moab for a 24 hour mountain bike race this weekend.
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Punk Rock Climbing/Camping Trip

Join us on the weekend of 10/27 for a multisport car camping trip!

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Inaugural Backpacking Trip

Our inaugural backpacking/camping trip found nine Phoenix Multisport Team Members camped out at 10,800' overlooking Diamond Lake with views of the Continental Divide. Read more...
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Chillin Out w/ Phoenix

Chill out at our Wednesday night socials.... read story below

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Backpacking at Diamond Lake

Join us as we backpack into the Indian Peaks Wilderness to Diamond Lake for a two night camping trip September 14th - 16th.
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Molly Wins Leadville 50

Phoenix Multisport sponsored athlete, Molly Throdahl, placed first in her age group at the Leadville 50 mile Silver Rush Mountain Bike Race! Read about Molly's accomplishment, click on Learn More.
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Boulder Peak Relay Success!

Phoenix Multisport pulled off it's first relay event last Saturday at the Boulder Peak Triathlon!
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The Denver Post Article

We‚??d like to thank the Denver Post and reporter Jack Cox for their feature article on Phoenix Multisport. To view the article: click here To clarify, Phoenix Multisport has no religious affiliations or views, Scott Strode does not consider himself a ‚??spiritual leader‚?Ě. One of Phoenix Multisport‚??s goals is to open additional chapters across the country. If you operate a similar organization, or have interest in bringing a Phoenix Multisport chapter to your town, please contact Scott Strode We are actively seeking contributions to cover general operating costs and to develop new chapters. If you would like to help click here
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Boulder Cycle Sports

We would like to welcome Boulder Cycle Sports to our Team of Sponsors. We thank them for their support, and look forward to working with them. Please check them out at: [ ]
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Phoenix Spotted in Moab

Phoenix Multisport takes it's first adventure trip! 12 of our members are joining us on a weekend adventure in Moab, UT. Our activities will include rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping. For one of our members, water color in this diverse environment will be the focus! This trip is closed, but stay tuned for future adventures. The sure way to stay on top of Phoenix fun is to join online and activate your membership! Join us at Cafe M (see events listing) Wed, May 23rd at 7pm to view the slideshow of our trip!
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Non-profit Status Received

Good News - Phoenix Multisport has received its 501(c)(3) status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. It is now a qualified non-profit and can accept donations to support its work. Please visit our Donations link to make a secure online, tax deductible contribution.
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Event News

Phoenix Multisport is kicking off it events with a bouldering night, climbing Sunday, a group run, and a group ride. Our social events will start soon, check in here for up dates. Do not be intimidated to get involved! Our staff remembers what it was like to be a first timer in these sports and is here to help you get involved.

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Event News

Phoenix Multisport is kicking off it events with a bouldering night, climbing Sunday, a group run, and a group ride. Our social events will start soon, check in here for up dates. Do not be intimidated to get involved! Our staff remembers what it was like to be a first timer in these sports and is here to help you get involved.
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The rumors were true! Phoenix Multisport (PM) took it's first extended trip, a three night trip to Moab, Utah three weeks ago.
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