14th Annual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament

One of the premier charities in Arizona is the Annual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament, a dynamic and hugely entertaining outing perfect for the serious golf enthusiast. Proceeds benefit children in need of medical care, offering the best healthcare possible and perhaps most importantly instilling hope where it’s needed most. The tournament itself includes contests such as Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt & Hole-in-One. The format for the tournament is set as a four person scramble. Participants will receive a boxed lunch, tee gift and entrance to the 19th Hole Awards Celebration featuring Honey Bear’s BBQ and assorted beverages.


Golf Tournament Details

The 14th Annual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament will take place at Troon North Golf Club on 10320 East Dynamite Blvd. in Scottsdale, AZ on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Registration is available online and also onsite the day of the tournament beginning at 9:00 am. The shotgun start will begin promptly at 11:00 am with the 19th Hole Cocktail Party & Awards Celebration taking place at 4:30 pm that evening.

For more information, visit the 14th Annual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament website.

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Pizza for the Pets!

Do you consider yourself an animal lover? Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Scottsdale, AZ is hosting Pizza for the Pets!, all proceeds going directly to PACC911’s (Phoenix Animal Care Coalition) Emergency Medical Fund. Participants are able to indulge in an endless buffet of pizza, salad and desserts while supporting a very worthy cause. It’s a great opportunity to take the entire family out for a night out that promises to be a great deal of fun.


Dinner Info

The Grimaldi’s benefit for PACC911 will be held at the Scottsdale location on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 between 5pm-9pm. Each guest can enjoy unlimited food for a reasonable fee of $25 per person, $35 per person for the inclusion of a fabulous beer/wine selection. You can reserve yourself a spot by using PayPal services or pay upon arrival. Find more information regarding the benefit dinner closer to the scheduled date at the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition website.

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JDRF: Walk To Cure Diabetes

The JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter began their fight against type 1 diabetes starting back in 1997, offices opening in both Phoenix & Tucson. Each location hosts a variety of charity events throughout the year, including the Walk To Cure Diabetes. JDRF is a leader for funding research for curing, treating and preventing T1D. The ultimate aim is to improve the lives of those personally affected by T1D, whether by living with the disease or having a loved one coping with the disease. Their efforts have raised over 1.5 billion dollars for T1D research, helping make tremendous strides against the disease.

Walk Info

The JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, AZ. Aside from online registration, registration will be open at the event beginning at 7:30 am. The actual event will begin as of 9:00 am that morning, roughly 22,000 participants in tow.

JDRF encourages you to form a team and seek sponsorship of any kind. Joining forces with friends and family can dramatically increase your ability of raising money for a worthy cause, many corporate sponsors taking advantage of the opportunity to advertise for a legitimate event. Additionally, if you’re interested in volunteering or have additional questions, you can contact JDRF at (602) 224-1800. JDRF looks forward to seeing you on the day of the walk!

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44th Annual Y Race Phoenix

The 44th Annual Y Race Phoenix is taking place on October 27th. In addition to a 5k and a half marathon, this year the race is offering a 1 mile fun-run that is free for kids.

Proceeds for the race will benefit the Strong Kids Campaign. The campaign helps the Y provide at-risk teens with mentors, medical and dental clinics for uninsured children, GED opportunity and job placement for disadvantaged kids, senior shut-in services, assistance for our neighbors who are physically disabled, diabetes prevention programs, weeks at camp for kids who have never left their challenged neighborhoods, child care so parents can work, and more.

For those that don’t know, the Y Race is a Lincoln Family Downtown Y event. The Lincoln Family Downtown Y will soon be celebrating it’s 120th anniversary.

The Y Race has recently updated their site to be more useful to those seeking information.

Race Info

The Y Race will be held on October 27th, at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ. The first group of runners will depart at 7am. Registration prices vary, and they change based on how close to the race you register, so register soon for the best discount!

The 2012 Y Race will feature Live Music, a  Sponsor Village, Y Amazing Kidz Village, Halloween Festivities (Best Costumed Runners), and a whole lot more!


Sponsors for this years, Y Race include Road Runner SportsHealthwaysUnited Printing, and Invexi.


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Get to Know: The Welcome to America Project

Who They Are

The Welcome to America Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates out of Scottsdale, AZ. Since 2001 The Welcome to America Project (WTAP) has been helping refugee families new to the Phoenix area.  In the 11 years that WTAP has been around, they have helped welcome over 1,200 families. They have also raise over $1 million in in-kind donations since their inception.

The organization has received several high profile awards, including the CNN Hero Award, the YWCA Philanthropy Leader award, the Arizona Business Journal Women in Business Award, and many others.


What They Do

WTAP  helps get families started by donating furniture, household goods, clothing, and a warm welcome.

Their Mission Statement:

The Welcome to America Project is a nonprofit organization that creates community connections and builds bridges of neighborly understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees.

We offer a simple welcoming gesture, but it is one that lasts a lifetime.

The Welcome to America Project was founded by Carloyn Manning after seeing an article in her local newspaper about refugee families struggling with their new lives here in the United States. She realized that those families just wanted the same thing everyone wants for their family – safety and security.

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