Thunderbirds Charities Help to Establish an Interactive Center at Treasure House

GLENDALE, Arizona (January 5, 2018) – Treasure House, a nonprofit supportive living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities slated to open in April 2018, received a $150,000 grant from the Thunderbirds Charities.

This grant will help to establish the Thunderbirds Charities Interactive Center at the residence to allow residents to incorporate social skills, physical activity, and teamwork into their daily lives, thereby enabling them to develop successful relationships with others at work, school, and in the community.

“Our mission is to provide a supportive living community for these young people, while offering them programs that allow them to gain their independence and fulfill their life purpose.  It’s what every parent dreams about for all of their children,” say Brenda Warner, who co-founded Treasure House with husband, Kurt.

The Treasure House community will have 30 apartments with shared common areas, including a teaching kitchen, living and dining rooms, and offer onsite educational programming and social activities.  The Thunderbirds Charities Interactive Center, with the recreational areas, equipment, and education programs, will enable the residents to better develop friendships and social skills, learn about competition and sportsmanship, and lead healthier and more productive lives.

“Living an independent life is something we all want and deserve,” said Thunderbirds Charities President Andy Markham. “We’re happy to provide assistance and continue to support of Treasure House and all the excellent work they do to help people in our community.”

To learn more about Treasure House, visit

About Treasure House:

TREASURE HOUSE, co-founded by Brenda and Kurt Warner, is dedicated to creating a family, a team of support, for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The programming reflects Treasure House’s dedication to fostering independence, a sense of community, and personal fulfillment.

The first residence, under construction in Glendale, AZ, is slated to open Spring 2018. For more information about this 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit, visit

About The Thunderbirds/Thunderbirds Charities:

THUNDERBIRDS CHARITIES is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament.  The Thunderbirds Charities Board consists of 15 board members from varying professional backgrounds.  The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities.  The organization’s giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona.  The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports.  The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 250 “life” members.  For more information on the Thunderbirds or the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit  For more information on the Thunderbirds Charities, visit