Countdown to 18th Annual 98.7FM Arizona’s Sports Station & KTAR News 92.3FM Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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PHOENIX – For the tenth consecutive year, KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station will team up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to raise a goal of more than $1 million in just 19 hours to benefit the Hospital’s patients. The Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital presented by Valley Hyundai Dealers, is one of the Hospital’s largest fundraisers, and the largest event of its kind in the country for the second year in a row. Bonneville’s two stations will simulcast live from the Hospital cafeteria on Wednesday, August 15 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, August 16 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every dollar raised benefits the patients treated at Phoenix Children’s.

Give-A-Thon features patient families sharing their inspirational stories, a phone bank staffed by volunteers, partner check presentations and celebrity appearances. Listeners will be invited to become Champions of Hope by making a monthly pledge of $20 or more or a one-time gift of $240 or more. A cuddly teddy bear will be given to a hospitalized patient in the name of each Champion of Hope.

“Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital is our premier fundraising campaign each year. Through the collective efforts of our employees, our partners and our amazing listening and online audience, we have raised more than $10 million for PCH over the past nine years,” said Scott Sutherland, VP/Market Manager for Bonneville Phoenix, owner of KTAR News 92.3 and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “To say we are humbled by the generosity of our community would be an understatement.”

Popular on-air personalities from the two stations will be on hand to host the event, including: KTAR’s Jim Sharpe, Jayme West, Bruce St. James, Pamela Hughes, Mac Watson, Larry Gaydos and; Arizona Sports’ Doug Franz, Ron Wolfley, Paul Calvisi, Dan Bickley, Vince Marotta, Dave Burns and John Gambadoro.

“Give-A-Thon is one of our most successful yearly fundraising events, and it’s all thanks to our partners at KTAR News and Arizona’s Sports Station,” said Steve Schnall, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation’s senior vice president and chief development officer. “This extraordinary event offers an opportunity to for the community to come together in support of the patients and families at our Hospital.”

Give-A-Thon is made possible thanks to corporate sponsors: Valley Hyundai Dealers, ACE Hardware, Carl’s Jr., The UPS Store, TRANE, and Wells Fargo; and community partners include American Textile Recycling Services, Angry Crab Shack, Arizona Central Credit Union, BBVA Compass, CDW, Desert Dentistry, Desert Financial Credit Union, Earnhardt Hyundai Avondale, Earnhardt Hyundai North Scottsdale, Feld Entertainment, Fiesta Bowl Charities, Fry’s Food Stores, Gila River Hotels & Casinos, Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, Howard Air, Ideas Collide, IHOP, Massage Envy, Norwood Furniture, Original Chop Shop | Neighborhood Initiative Water, Panda Express, Papa John’s Pizza, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Sagicor Insurance Company, Sam’s Club, San Tan Hyundai, Spinato’s Pizzeria, Stream Logistics, The Brokery, Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club | Valley Kids Foundation, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whataburger.

 

Visit GiveAThonforPCH.com to give at any time or call 602-933-4567 to donate during the event and become a Champion of Hope.

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