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Thunderbirds Charities donates $150,000 to Chrysalis for Family Resource Center

Thunderbird Charities gift of $150,000 to create the Thunderbirds Charities Family Resource Center has helped impact many lives including this client. The center consists of a supervised computer resource lab, a 50-seat conference room for educational, counseling and support groups; and a client advocate wing where residents have 24-hour access to staff and supportive services. Chrysalis’ Courage Campus has touched the lives of many through its comprehensive programs. One shelter resident had the following to say in regards to their time at Chrysalis. “Thank you so much for the wonderful gift you have given me. You knew me not when you took me in your good graces, with arms open wide you gave me a chance. You treated me with respect and care. You provided me with a safe home in which to live, and all the things I would need to begin again. I had no worries of food, hygiene, utilities and all the basics. It was up to me how and what I would do to reclaim my life. As I wondered and reached out, I discovered that the classes, therapy and case managers were there in place to support and encourage me through the trails. I am […] More
 

2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open And The Thunderbirds Raise $6,214,711 For Local Charities

Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, will distribute $6,214,711 to local charities through proceeds raised from the 2013 tournament, Thunderbirds Big Chief Tom Altieri announced today. Since October 2003 when the tournament first brought on a title sponsor, The Thunderbirds and the Open have raised more than $60.3 million for charities ($60,376,103). In its history, dating back to 1932, the Phoenix Open has raised more than $86.1 million for charities in Arizona. “This is one of my favorite days each year; the day when a year’s worth of hard work truly pays off as the real winners of the Waste Management Phoenix Open are the local charities,” said Altieri. “The more than $6.2M we announced today will help thousands in need; we can’t thank the community and our sponsors enough for their outstanding support of this tournament.” “As North America’s environmental solutions leader, Waste Management is proud to be the title sponsor of the greenest show on grass, and we are extremely pleased that more than $6.2M of golf tournament proceeds are going to charities throughout Arizona,” said David Aardsma, Waste Management chief sales and marketing officer. The 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest Show on […] More
 

The Thunderbirds Donate $60,000 to The Miracle League for New Batting Cages

The Miracle League of Arizona and the Phoenix Thunderbirds teamed up to unveil the first-ever batting cages for special-needs athletes at Miracle League Stadium on Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. The cages include soft toss, slow-pitch and advanced machines, giving each athlete the chance to play at their own pace. The Miracle League is a charitable organization that grants over 200 children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to play a game of baseball as a team member in an organized league. “Every child deserves the chance to play baseball,” said Dan Haren, executive director of the Miracle League. “We want to thank the Thunderbirds for providing the funding for the special needs community and giving our athletes an experience that, prior to this, they could only dream about.” “We’ve had the pleasure of donating millions of dollars to a variety of organizations across Arizona; however this donation to the Miracle League is one of the most exciting and anticipated,” said Thunderbirds Big Chief Tom Altieri. “We are really proud of it and look forward to watching many Miracle League members use the new batting cages.” The Miracle League of Arizona stadium, located near Cholla Park, at […] More
 

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