Friday, June 11, 2010

Phoenix Suns and Charity

The charitable arm of the Phoenix Suns has announced $1.2 million in grants to 157 groups throughout the state. The 2010 grants bring the Phoenix Suns Charities total giving to $10 million since being formed in 1998.

The grants range between $1,000 and $100,000 each.

The American Heart Association's Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe is receiving $100,000 from Suns Charities. The museum encourages health education among school-age children.

Other groups receiving Suns grants include HandsOn Greater Phoenix, the Arizona Association for Foster & Adoptive Parents, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Phoenix Zoo, Special Olympics and Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Valley.

The Suns Charities gave out $1.1 million in grants to 119 nonprofits in 2009 and $1 million to 76 groups in 2008, according to the team.

“Coming off an overwhelmingly successful season both on and off the court, Phoenix Suns Charities is proud to be able to support a record number of deserving charitable organizations throughout Arizona,” said Kathy Pidgeon, executive director of Suns Charities. “Thanks to the support of our generous Playmaker donors, corporate partners and Suns fans, we are able to make the biggest contribution back to our community in the foundation’s history.”


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