On Sunday, March 29, the Colorado Rockies presented a check to the Salt River Children’s Foundation (SRCF) at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick before the start of the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies spring training game. Gregory D. Feasel, executive vice president/chief operating officer, presented the $10,000 check on behalf of the Colorado Rockies to SRCF Chairman Robert “Bob” Scabby and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council Member Deanna Scabby.
The SRCF is a federally authorized nonprofit organization under IRC Section 7871. According to SRPMIC Ordinance 294-03, the SRCF was created for the purpose of sponsoring and promoting healthful activities and programs for the youth of the Community and to seek public and private contributions for that purpose. Donations that are made to the foundation give children from the SRPMIC an opportunity for growth and progress. Children are funded on a need basis and have to meet all SRCF requirements.
The contributions for 2014 totaled approximately $230,000. The biggest contribution annually comes from the year-end Salt River Children’s Foundation Golf Tournament, which will be taking place on December 7. From the golf tournament alone, the foundation receives approximately $130,000.
This year the SRCF is off to a great start, receiving a $10,000 donation from the Ironman Foundation, Inc., in mid-March. All together, the SRCF has received $20,000 in donations so far in 2015 to help Community youth and those in need of financial assistance.
The SRCF plans to contribute to various SRPMIC and Community programs that request assistance, such as the Shop With a Cop program, East Valley Firefighter Charities, Youth Services/Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale–American Reads Project, the Junior ACE Program, the Y.E.S. Academy and other programs.
“I think with what we have right now, we’re successful. Every year, we help with what we have, but it’s dependent upon our donations. We try to use up that money. If more comes in, we’ll be able to help more. I love being a part of it; I love helping people,” said Robert Scabby.
The Salt River Children’s Foundation would like to thank the Colorado Rockies and the Ironman Foundation, Inc., for their contributions to the youth of the Community.
For more information about the Salt River Children’s Foundation, call Bob Scabby at (480) 362-7479.