Mark your calendar to attend the annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 2532 W. Peoria Ave. in Phoenix.
The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.
The cost is $55 for an individual, or $500 for a table of 10 (a $50 savings over the cost of the seats if purchased individually).
To download a reservation form, visit
Award Table sponsorships for organizations are available for $550 and include a table in the organization's name, logo advertisement in the event program, recognition in the introductory PowerPoint presentation and event press release, and five banquet tickets for the organization.
Other sponsorship opportunities are also available; contact Marty Fabritz at (623) 236-7281 or
, or download a sponsorship form at
The Commission Awards are given annually to recognize Arizonans who have contributed to the welfare of Arizona's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
This years award winners, who will be formally recognized at the banquet, are
Award of Excellence Wink Crigler
Youth Environmentalist of the Year Brad Garr
Outdoor Writer of the Year Jean Wilson
Media of the Year Steve Bodinet
Conservation Organization of the Year Department of Defense
Conservationist of the Year Brian Dolan
Natural Resource Professional of the Year Melanie Culver
Volunteer of the Year Mark Adkins
Mentor of the Year Eddie Corona
Advocate of the Year George Reiners
Habitat Stewardship Award Duane Coleman
For more information about the banquet, visit
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