VIP UFC night, grill, tools at stake in Father of the Year contest


Whose father is the best? readers will decide in its 2014 Father of the Year contest presented by Ace Hardware and UltraStar Multi-tainment Center.

Bragging rights and great prizes are on the line, including a $590 grill package courtesy of Maricopa Ace Hardware. The package includes a Weber Spirit E-310 Grill black, Weber BBQ Seasoning Combo Pack, Weber two-piece tool set and a Weber Spirit grill cover.

UltraStar will provide one of the winning fathers a special UFC Fight Night package with exclusive use of its Luxe Party Room, wings, pizza, soda and laser tag.

Maricopa Ace Hardware owner Mike Richey hopes the Father of the Year recipient will create memories with his kids and new backyard barbeque tools.

“Father’s Day makes me reflect on my own dad and the experiences we shared at the ballpark, fishing … those memories bond families and last forever,” Richey said. “That is what Father’s Day is all about, and it’s more important than ever to honor that.”

Maricopa Ace is also donating a Craftsman 117-piece Mechanic Tool Set.

“One can never underestimate the impact of a great father,” said fellow sponsor Adam Saks, UltraStar’s general manager. “It's important to show the appreciation we have for all those great dads who make a difference in the lives of their children every day."