Are You a Die Hard Sun Devil? Then We’ll See You Friday Night at the 2nd Annual DEVILS BALL
Mike Howell
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May 10, 2015 8:15 AM

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Who doesn’t love a good Arizona State party? Next Friday, May 15, at the 2nd Annual DEVILS BALL, you’ll be hanging out with the heart & soul of Sun Devil Athletics while enjoying cocktails, wine and beer at the open bar and food from some of the best restaurants in the valley.

The VIP crowd will include: Arizona State Head Coaches and staff members, leaders within the Sun Devil Club, ASU athletic legends, the Sun Devil Dance Team, sponsors & donors, and the hosts of the event, the Sun Devil Club Young Professionals. Oh, and of course, Sparky.

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About the Sun Devil Club’s Young Professionals Group

“We are cultivating athletic giving with a new generation of Sun Devils,” said Gabe Cagwin, ASU’s Associate Athletic Director for Development. “We identified that 20 to 40-ish segment of our fan base that needed a new voice. That voice has become the Young Professionals Group.”


Last year’s inaugural DEVILS BALL


“This is a group that is as much about hitting significant financial objectives as it is about being actively involved in advancing the cause,” Cagwin said. “We want to create a pipeline into the Sun Devil Club Executive Board and a culture of giving to give, not giving to get.”





This time last year, the Young Professionals hosted nearly 400 guests for the inaugural event which was held at Clayton on the Park in Scottsdale.

Last year, the group had a goal to raise $50,000 for the Athletic Department. However, they did it the Sun Devil way by generating over $100,000, and the DEVILS BALL played a significant role.

Friday night’s party is expected to draw upwards of 600 guests, so the Young Professionals have secured a larger venue: The Mint Ultra Lounge in Scottsdale.


The Mint in Old Town Scottsdale, home to Friday night's DEVILS BALL

The Mint Ultra Lounge – 7373 E. Camelback Rd. – Scottsdale, AZ – (480) 947-6468


MINTAt just $75 for Sun Devil Club members and $100 for non-members, this is an important cause. You’ll help to facilitate Friday’s year-end event which celebrates Sun Devil Athletics. Additionally a portion of your entrance fee goes directly to the Sun Devil Club which supports ASU’s current and future athletes.

Stand behind these up and coming ASU boosters. The Young Professionals are setting a new standard of support for Sun Devil Athletics, and Sun Devil Nation should be very proud.


The Mint, Scottsdale - Home of the 2015 DEVILS BALL

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How can you support the Young Professionals efforts?

  1. Stop by the party Friday night – Register here 
  2. Join the Sun Devil Club if you haven’t already
  3. Encourage members of your family and your Sun Devil circle of influence to do the same

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Silent Auction

There will also be a silent auction which includes unique items such as signed Sun Devil Football helmets. But Greg Derr, an executive board member of the Young Professionals’ group, noted a particular item that he expects to be especially popular.

“The Men’s Golf team has a custom made Pat Tillman Camouflage golf bag,” Derr said. “Just one player on the team is chosen to use that special bag at each tournament. One has been made for our silent auction, so someone’s going home with a great prize.”



I’d like to get involved..

To learn more about the Sun Devil Club’s Young Professionals Group, email Gabe Cagwin at and/or Derek Gossler at

The Sun Devil Club Young Profesionals

The Sun Devil Club Young Professionals

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