• THE PALADIN EFFECT: October 2023

    Welcome to The Paladin Effect, Paladin Sports Outreach’s monthly newsletter. Here is what we have going on this Fall.


Paladin Announces 2024 Program Dates, New Eastmark Location

Paladin Sports Outreach has announced the 2024 registration and season dates for its six recreational sports academies for local area youth ages 3-12. The announcement comes on the heels of the close to 2023 program registrations which boasted a 20% increase in participation across all recreational programming from 2022. 2024 Sports Academy dates, locations and other details can be found on our program pages.

The new year will also bring with it the opportunity for even more growth as the organization also announced Wednesday that it will be launching its recreational sports academies in January at Silver Valley Elementary in the Eastmark area of East Mesa.

Registration for Paladin’s Sports Academies Winter Season will open on Monday, November 6. The San Tan Valley location will host Flag Football and Soccer Academies and the Eastmark location will host the Soccer Academy.


Hey sports fans, the wait is over! Registration for our Winter Basketball Academy is now OPEN. Secure your spot for recreational youth basketball (3-12 years old) today. Don’t miss out – registration closes Sunday, November 26 and the Winter basketball season kicks off on January 8.


At Paladin Soccer Club Jesus is our LIFE, and soccer is our PASSION! If your child has shown an interest in moving beyond recreational soccer, our Select Soccer program may be a great fit for them. We are currently registering athletes for Season 2 (Jan-Apr), no tryouts are required.

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Did you know that just $7.10 allows Paladin to give more children the opportunity to play sports, get involved in our community, and learn about Jesus? A $7.10 monthly commitment from you will sponsor a child to play one full year in our recreational programming.


Are you ready for an amazing opportunity to make a difference in your community? Team 710 is calling on all hearts that are eager to serve, all hands ready to help, and all smiles that want to brighten lives. This is your chance to be a part of something incredible!


Meet the people and partners supporting our vision to change the culture of sports.

Meet recreational and club coach Samy Castenada and learn more about his involvement with Paladin and how he is making an impact on the lives of our athletes. Thank you Coach Samy for all that you do, you are loved and appreciated!


We wanted to take a chance to introduce you to one of our incredible partners, who happens to be a remarkable volunteer with Paladin Sports Outreach. Jill Herndon with Lotus Restoration Services plays an integral role on our events team here at Paladin.

Jill plays a pivotal role in organizing and executing two of our annual flagship events: the Golf Classic and the Paladin Gala. Her dedication and commitment to these events are truly unparalleled. She works diligently to establish meaningful connections and actively brings people into the fold to experience the magic of our organization through these events.

What sets Jill apart is her unwavering pursuit of excellence. She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of our events are executed flawlessly. From coordinating logistics to fostering relationships with sponsors, Jill’s attention to detail and professionalism are second to none.

Moreover, Jill’s efforts perfectly align with the heart and vision of Paladin Sports Outreach. Our organization is dedicated to making a positive impact through sports, and Jill’s passion for connecting people with our events exudes that mission. Her genuine enthusiasm and warm personality create an inviting atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression on attendees and sponsors alike.

We have been fortunate enough to witness Jill’s exceptional work firsthand, and I am confident that she will be an invaluable asset to any endeavor she undertakes. Her ability to bring people together and create memorable experiences is truly remarkable.

I encourage you to connect with Jill Herndon if you have any questions or would like to explore potential collaborations with Lotus Restoration Services. You can reach her at [email protected] or visit their website at lotusservicesaz.com.

Thank you for all you do for Paladin, Jill! We appreciate you!


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