AZDBA voted Best of the Valley by Phoenix Magazine!

We’ve all seen the copies of Phoenix magazines whenever we sit waiting at our doctors or dentists office. We’ve all grown to love and appreciate their annual top doctors/specialists lists, and even run out to get our one copy a year to secure that list. For over 40 years, many valley residents have looked to Phoenix Magazine as the “Valley Lifestyle” periodical, with their monthly suggestions on things to do, places to go, and of course their annual “Best of the Valley” picks that are voted on by their readership. Phoenix Magazine’s Best of the Valley is a celebration of Valley food, culture, entertainment, shopping and people, highlighting over 300 of Arizona’s best!

So what a thrill it was when AZDBA was informed earlier in the summer that our organization was picked by its readers to be included in Phoenix Magazine’s Best of the Valley – Fitness (Best Adult-Recreational League Sport) category in their August 2018 issue – the Fitness category focuses on fun, unique, and different venues (e.g. hiking trails, specialized gyms, fitness-related events) for getting your fitness on!

With a readership of 350,000+ (which includes 180k page views on their website) each month, Phoenix Magazine has become the go-to periodical for Valley residents to find out whats new and interesting to do in their leisure time. And as it turns out, Fitness suggestions are in the top 5 things that their readership (79%) looks for in the magazine each and every month. Also, with an average income of $180k, and with 75% of their readership indicating that information from the magazine have influenced their purchasing decision, AZDBA being listed in their annual Best of the Valley picks is a big deal.

Because of the award, Phoenix Magazine is offering all AZDBA members the opportunity to capture this moment by getting a copy of the magazine issue highlighting our win at a special discounted price to share/display.  In addition, all winners of this award can get a special discounted subscription rate to the Phoenix Magazine as a way of saying, “You guys rock!”

  • $3 per copy – August 2018 Phoenix Magazine Best of the Valley winners issue – available at
  • $10/year – special winners subscription rate for yourself or to gift to someone, at a special “BOV” price – available at

AZDBA is very appreciative and humbled that Phoenix Magazine readers would list our organization as one of the Valley’s best, and we look forward to an influx of potential new paddlers to our community in 2018 and beyond!

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