Posted: Oct. 16, 2008

The APS Power Players program, launched in April 2005, supports the Arizona Character Education Foundation in promoting character education throughout the state. APS Power Players is a historical partnership between APS, the Arizona Character Education Foundation, the Arizona Department of Education and the state’s major professional and collegiate sports teams.

With this unique collaboration, sports clinics are used to help teach kids the basic principles of character using the Character Counts "Six Pillars of Character" - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Through the APS Power Players program, students have the opportunity to receive professional athletic instruction coupled with some very important life lessons.

The purpose of these clinics is not only for students to receive sports training from professional athletes/staff, but also to learn about the importance of good character in life.

The program also provides development or improvement of select athletic facilities statewide. To learn more about APS Power Players or for an application for a clinic, please visit

Court Renovations

In another element of the APS Power Players program, the Phoenix Suns and APS renovate basketball courts throughout Arizona.

If you're interested in having a court renovated, please review the application guidelines first, then complete the Court Renovations Application and return via email, fax, or mail to:

Phoenix Suns
Attn: Megan Montgomery
201 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Deadline – Jan. 30, 2009