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A member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball's sunny South Division, the El Paso Diablos dazzle crowds that can exceed 10,000 at the friendly confines of Cohen Stadium. Though not affiliated with any Major League teams, the American Association has helped launch the careers of numerous major and minor leaguers, giving fans the fun of guessing who might be the league’s next MLB prospect, which team he might play for, and which flavor of Gatorade he sweats.

9700 Gateway Blvd N
El Paso,
TX
US

The Chivas El Paso Patriots, a partner of one of the most popular soccer franchises in Mexico, Chivas de Guadalajara, play in the USL Premier Development League. Being a partner with Chivas de Guadalajara means young Patriots players are able to display their kicking, running, and sweating skills for coaches, increasing their chances of advancing to either Chivas de Guadalajara, a Mexican soccer club, or Chivas USA, an MLS team. If a single day of excitement isn't enough, the season pass grants holders access to all eight home games against such foes as New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and 11 members of the 1963 New York Mets. Cheer wildly and display chest-painted letters as the Chivas El Paso Patriots use their rocket-powered legs to ricochet balls off their opponents' heads and between unsuspecting goal posts.

6941 Industrial Ave
El Paso,
TX
US

Trend Society stocks a frequently changing collection of hip clothing and accessories for women. As they scan the boutique, shoppers find a collection of striking flats, heels, and boots as well as light, flowing blouses and dresses. Fun, original jewelry, such as earrings and necklaces from Trend Society's Spring 2012 collection, catches perusing eyes, and patrons can make their daydreams a reality by using one of Trends' assortment of handbags to sneak 500 Kit Kats into a movie.

6127 N Mesa St
El Paso,
TX
US

Since 2006, the Women's Fund of El Paso has thrown a glamorous purse-shopping event to raise money to send single mothers and low-income women to college. Power of the Purse 2012 continues this philanthropic tradition, hosting both silent and live auctions of designer and celebrity handbags, plus surprise items rumored to include Santa's enormous clutch. As guests wait to bid on luxurious purses, they sip on drinks, nibble appetizers, and mingle.

500 West Overland Avenue
El Paso,
TX
US