The Thunderbirds have had a long-lasting partnership with Girl Scouts — Arizona Cactus-Pine (GSACPC) and have supported many of the organization’s wonderful projects and initiatives.  Most recently, The Thunderbirds and Thunderbirds Charities donated $125,000 to support Family Engagement Efforts in the South Phoenix community at the Leadership Center for Girls and Women at South Mountain.

“It’s really important for groups like The Thunderbirds to invest in girls because we know that the more we engage young women and adult women in civic engagement the healthier our communities are going to be,” said Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Girls Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine.  “This center does not only serve all girls in Arizona, but it makes a statement in a area like South Phoenix that this community is important to this state.”

The Leadership Center, which is located on 14.5 acres in the South Mountain community on Dobbins road in Phoenix, increases the local council’s capacity to serve more girls with relevant programming, from aquatics to STEM, all year long. The center is also fully ADA accessible.

“It really puts it into perspective once you get onsite and see the facilities and see the girls interacting, laughing and having fun,” said Chance Cozby, Thunderbird and Assistant Chairman for the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

“When you say The Thunderbirds have supported your project, that then helps other people believe in your project.,” Woodbury said.