On the morning of June 30 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, representatives from the Salt River Children’s Foundation and Salt River Fields gathered at the centerfield entrance for a check presentation in the amount of $8,000 to the Salt River Children’s Foundation from Executive Council Charities of Phoenix.
The Salt River Children’s Foundation is dedicated to helping youth of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community with extracurricular activities. Executive Council Charities also wanted to honor the partnership with Salt River Fields as well as Talking Stick Golf Club, which is the host of the Foundation’s annual golf tournament fundraiser.
“We are very happy to contribute this $8,000 check to your youth program,” said Chris Marshall, executive director of Executive Council Charities as he and his team posed with a blown-up check that was presented to Bob Scabby, chair of the Salt River Children’s Foundation.
“We will be doing so much with your help, and we are doing so many projects to help the youth excel,” said Scabby.
After the presentation, Foundation board member Elaina Osife thanked all those who were involved.
“I as a board member am very grateful for the contribution on behalf of Executive Council Charities. Their generous donation will help change so many young lives in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community by providing opportunities to youth to participate in activities they otherwise would not be able to participate in due to limited resources,” said Osife.
Osife added that donations such as this one from Executive Council Charities, along with employee donations, allow the Foundation to provide innovative health and sports programs; exceptional educational opportunities such as extracurricular activities including reading, music, science, arts, camps and trips; programs for children with special needs; and unique career opportunities for students and new graduates.
“Thank you, Executive Council Charities; without your contribution, we would not be where we are today in helping young lives attain their dreams,” said Osife.
The Salt River Children’s Foundation provides personal and organizational scholarships and sponsorships that support educational, cultural and personal growth for youth, helping them become successful students, leaders and contributing members, both in and out of the Community. Currently the population under the age of 18 in the SRPMIC is over 40 percent.
Since 2003, the Foundation has supported services for leadership training, education, arts, healthcare, cultural endeavors and sports.