Win Diamondbacks Game Tickets: Submit your Glendale Community College commencement story

Congratulations to April Hammonds who won this contest and received four Diamondbacks game tickets and free parking compliments of Screenvision Direct!

Read April’s graduation story below:

April Hammonds
April changed her life and transformed herself at GCC. Earning an Associate in Arts and AA in General Studies, she lost more than 200 pounds along the way. Asked to leave high school when she became pregnant, years later she came here to campus for her GED. She continued on. It was a struggle going to college while being a single parent and taking care of her mother who is battling a rare form of cancer. GCC’s fitness and wellness staff worked with April to help change her lifestyle with an exercise and eating program. Volunteering in our adaptive gym, she found her calling and is transferring to Northern Arizona University’s Physical Therapy program. April, nor her son, have ever been to a baseball game and she is very excited to be given this graduation gift.

In appreciation to GCC graduates – past, present and future, we want to give you D-backs tickets! You can win tickets to the 6:40 p.m., May 20 Diamondbacks game vs the Twins. The tickets are at suite level; section 212, row 5, right up the third base line.

We’re looking for the best personal story inspired by Glendale Community College commencement. Maybe you have a story about your own graduation this semester or maybe it’s about a friend or family member. Your stories can be about graduations in the past or graduations you anticipate in the future. Anything centered around GCC graduation is fair game for your story.

Make it fun, make it interesting, make it personal. Not only will the best stories have a shot at some D-backs tickets, but the stories will be pitched to local newspapers and other media! You could be famous 🙂

There are lots of ways to give us your story:

  • Email your story to
  • Write and mail your story to 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302, Attention: College Advancement
  • Post your story in your own blog, tumbl.r, facebook etc then link to it in the comments below (or email us with the link)
  • Copy and paste the story as a comment to this blog
  • Hand deliver it to A-134 on the Glendale Community College main campus
  • Or… write the story, put it in a hot air balloon, fly overhead and drop it in front of our door. Basically, we don’t care how you get it here – we just want to hear it! Any way you can think of getting your story to us, we’ll accept it.

It can be long, it can be short – it’s your story! No matter the length, be sure to include you real name, address, phone number, email and any social media site you can be contacted on such as your Facebook or Twitter names. If we can’t find you, we can’t give you tickets.

Now for the legal stuff:
Upon submission, your story becomes the property of Glendale Community College and can be used for any and all marketing purposes including but not limited to being posted on the internet. By submitting a GCC graduation story, you also authorize us to submit your story to other relevant companies or media and you agree to let GCC or places that GCC submits your story to contact you in regards to the story submitted by you.

The Glendale Community College marketing and PR department will be the judge of all story submissions and their decision is final. Glendale Community College reserves the right to disqualify, or remove posts, that are vulgar in nature or offensive as determined by the college.

Thank you to Screenvision Direct for their donation of Diamondbacks game tickets to give away in this contest.


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