As the Arizona Girls Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year, Sahuaro standout Alyssa Brown was given the chance to direct a $1,000 donation to a charity of her choice and she chose “Pay It Forward.”
Pay It Forward was established in 2012 to help, “…bring individuals and our communities together as one in hopes of fulfilling the needs of low-income families and Veterans,” according to the charity led by Engel Indo.
“Our purpose is to complement the already established city, state, and county assistance programs and charities, in a collaborative effort, with the hopes of eliminating hunger, homelessness, loss of basic human needs, and poverty.”
More on the organization HERE.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org