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Media Contact: Loren_Worthington
PHOENIX, AZ—May 19, 2013 – Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABILITY360) and the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center (SpoFit) are proud to welcome Meghan E. Fable as the Director of Development. SpoFit is located at the Disability Empowerment Center at 5031 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona.
“We are very excited to have Meghan join us at ABILITY360 and SpoFit. We know there is plenty of potential for SpoFit to provide more opportunities for those we serve in our community. I’m confident she can play a major role in our progress.” said ABILITY360 President and CEO Phil Pangrazio.
SpoFit is a brand new facility in central Phoenix. The center provides sports, fitness and recreational activities for people with disabilities and their families. SpoFit recently became a Paralympic Sports Club and is host to numerous national adaptive sports events each year.
Meghan Fable has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of public relations, event planning, community relations and non-profit fundraising. As a consultant for the past 11 years, Meghan has provided a variety of services to her clients including Longbow Golf Club, Dover Industrial Park, Marketplace on Meadow Drive in Vail, Colorado and the luxury residential development, One Willow Bridge Road in Vail, Colorado. During this time, she was also a freelance writer and reporter for Paradise Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine.
Meghan began her public relations career at BJC, a top-ranked Valley public relations agency. Meghan was a team leader and during her time worked on various clients including The Countrywide Tradition, Desert Mountain Properties, DMB/DC Ranch, Circle K, Arizona Mills, College Goal Sunday and many others. Meghan provided such services as media relations, media training, crisis communications, event planning and community relations for her clients.
“I have always had a passion for giving back to our community. I have had the privilege of serving on many boards, committees and chairing major fundraising events in the Valley. This opportunity presents me with a unique chance to merge my professional and volunteer experiences into this new role,” Fable said.
In addition to her professional experience, Meghan has significant volunteer leadership experience. She is a board member of PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers), the Phoenix Women’s Board for the Steele Children’s Research Center. She chaired the annual PANDA Luncheon and Fashion Show in 2011 which raised $475,000 for NICU studies. She has been a board member since 2004. Meghan was also just selected to serve on the notMYkid Women’s Advisory Board. She was a Girl Scout Troop leader for five years, member and founder of the Fore Noah Charity Golf Tournament for Neuroblastoma, a past Arizona Humane Society Compassion with Fashion Raffle Co-Chair, past Junior League of Phoenix member and Gift Mart Co-Chair and past APT President at Cherokee Elementary School in the Scottsdale Unified School District. Meghan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona.
SpoFit Manager Amber Blanchard welcomes the arrival of someone to assist in making Spofit a premiere facility. “We’ve come a long way in our first year. But we all know that so much more can be accomplished if we continue to add talented people to the team. Meghan’s background and her ideas for the future are the perfect fit. It’s going to be exciting to take everything to a new level.”
For more information about SpoFit please visit www.spofit.org.
About SpoFit and the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
The Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center (SpoFit) opened in 2011 and is one of only two centers specifically designed to host sports, fitness, and recreational activities for people with disabilities in the U.S. SpoFit is a program of Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABILITY360), the largest independent living center in Arizona.