Spring is approaching and with the warmer season comes a number of benefits for all all kinds of causes that support local families.
Mark Grace played first base for the Arizona Diamondbacks and was a member of the 2001 World Championship team.
Mark Grace Celebrity Invitational
On Thursday and Friday Feb. 10 and 11, local and national celebrities will gather for the Mark Grace Celebrity Invitational. The golf event helps provide youth development programs to children and teens through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and includes an upscale cigar dinner at the The Scottsdale Plaza Resort the night before the tournament, which will be held at the The Phoenician Golf Club.
Thanks to events like this one, “we have provided more than 100,000 northeast Valley youth with a positive, supervised environment to explore the power of their potential,” says Becky Hornack, marketing and public relations specialist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
For more information visit bgcs.org.
Next Saturday, Feb. 12, you can get hypnotized for a cause. The HYPNO-larious event will be held at The Disability Empowerment Center from 6 to 9 pm. Members of the audience volunteer to be hypnotized and join in the fun. There will also be refreshments and beverages, raffles and a silent auction.
The event benefits the Down Syndrome Network and the parents and schools in the partnership program that educate the school districts in Arizona with the latest information available for individuals with developmental disabilities, according to Tara Cash, a member of the Down Syndrome Network.
Register to attend.
Arizona Wheels of Italy
Arizona's Camp Sunrise is a welcome chance for kids with cancer to experience the fun of overnight camp.
On Saturday, Feb. 19, the first annual Arizona Wheels of Italy event will take place from 10 am to 2:30 pm at the Scottsdale 101 Shopping Center. The charity show will be presented by the Desert Region of the Ferrari Club of America and will feature Italian vehicles including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos and more. All benefits will go toward Arizona Camp Sunrise, a camp for children with cancer and their siblings.
For more information on the Arizona Wheels of Italy event visit azwoi.com.
An Evening to PAWS
An Evening to Paws will take place at 6pm on Saturday March 5 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas. The evening includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction, with funds raised going toward a no-kill animal shelter project of the Arizona Animal Welfare League and Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
For more information, call 480-423-1511 or email events@AAWL.org.
18th Annual Beach Ball
Also on March 5, Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be hosting the 18th Annual Beach Ball. This year’s event, which features a Moroccan theme, will begin at 5:30 pm with a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing and entertainment at The Phoenician in Scottsdale. Proceeds will go toward expanding the Phoenix Children’s Hospital facility and bringing family-centered care to more Valley patients and families. Learn more about the event.
Take a virtual tour of the new PCH wing, two floors of which opened last week.