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Our Mission

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The Fiesta Bowl strives to create a positive economic impact for Arizona and focus on the community while having fun.

Our Vision The Fiesta Bowl’s vision is to be a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans. As a non-profit organization, we believe in the importance of community outreach and service. Through our charitable giving, we strive to enhance Arizona non-profit organizations that contribute to the success of their communities through youth, sports, and education.

2017 -18 Board of Directors Andrew Stegen Ann Damiano Brett Benton Bryan R. Sperber Chuck O’Connor Dawn Rogers Denise Seomin Dr. Javier Cárdenas Gary Hanson Glenn Wong

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Gonzalo de la Melena James Hatfield Jim Phillips Judy Bernas Kelly Mero Marchelle Franklin Marcus Sipolt Mark Fast Mike Hecomovich Mike Wilcox

Nikki Balich Patrick Barkley Rachel Sacco Randal Norton Ray Artigue Richard Horn Rob Longo Ron Minegar Steve Leach Tim Brown

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W ELCOME YEA R IN REVIEW 2017- 18 GRANT CYCLE LEGACY PROJECTS BBBS RESOURCE ROOM PLAYGROUND BUILDS FIELD D ONATIONS WIS HES FOR TEACHERS TEA M OUTREACH FIESTA BOWL TEAM OUTREACH CACTU S BOWL TEAM OUTREACH OVERWATCH TEAM OUTREACH S PIRIT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

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OPERATION SANTA 50/50 RAFFLE PAR 3 CHALLENGE YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINIC DUCK RACE AEROSPACE CHALLENGE FIESTA BOWL PARADE VOLUNTEERISM SPIRIT 2017 AFP AWARD FIESTA BOW L COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WAYS TO SUPPORT

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Welcome

Year in Review

Since 1971, Fiesta Bowl Charities has had the fortunate opportunity to serve thousands of nonprofits across the state, giving back to organizations that contribute to the success of their communities through our three pillars of youth, sports and education.

$ 10 Million $ 2 .5 Million 250 +

This past season was record-breaking for our organization. Fiesta Bowl Charities distributed $2.5 million to 67 Arizona nonprofits, a Fiesta Bowl record and more than any other college football bowl organization. Through our two annual bowl games in the Valley, the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl, as well as community events throughout the year, Fiesta Bowl Charities has given more than $10 million to the Arizona community in the last seven years. In addition to the charitable organizations who received funding, more than $700,000 was donated through the Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers program. Through random selection, 140 Arizona teachers received a $5,000 grant to support their students and classroom. We are excited to see where the continued growth will take us in future seasons. None of this would be possible without the support of our amazing fans, partners, volunteers, board, committee, ambassadors and staff. Thank you to all.

CONTRIBUTED IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS

GRANTED DURING 2017-2018 SEASON

BENEFITTING ARIZONA CHARITIES

19 ,120 + 8 ,150 $ 700 ,000 30 ,000 + 800 HOURS VOLUNTEERED

CHILDREN IMPACTED BY SIX NEW PLAYGROUNDS

17 ,745

TICKETS DONATED THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS PROGRAM

AWARDED TO TEACHERS ACROSS THE STATE

249 ,588 STUDENTS IMPACTED BY IMPROVED EDUCATION

STUDENTS IMPACTED BY WISHES FOR TEACHERS

379 ,710 MEALS SERVED

VETERANS IMPACTED

86 ,360 BACKPACKS DONATED TO CHILDREN IN NEED

GARY HANSON

2017-18 CHARITABLE GIVING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

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Fiesta Bowl Charities donated $2.5 million in charitable giving during the 2017-18 Fiesta Bowl season to 67 nonprofit organizations in Arizona – the largest amount in Fiesta Bowl history and more than any college football bowl organization.

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Fiesta Bowl Charities, our Board of Directors and entire organization are honored that we can enhance the lives of Arizonans through this increased level of funding that sets a new standard. Our three pillars of youth, sports and education drive everything we do, including determining where this money was distributed.

MIKE NEALY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | FIESTA BOWL

2017-18 GRANT CYCLE | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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2017 -18 Grant Recipients Our project is in one of the poorest parts of America with the largest share of households in the area earning less than $10,000 per year. Fiesta Bowl Charities treated us with respect, professionalism and appreciation. On behalf of The Saint Anne Mission and the Navajo People, AHE’HEE’ meaning THANK YOU!

CHARLES SCHILLING SAINT ANNE MISSION | CHAMBERS, AZ

The first word is honored. We were tremendously honored and surprised that the Fiesta Bowl found our new campus project worthy of its highest Spirit of the Fiesta Bowl grant. The second word is service. It was so evident throughout the process that the Fiesta Bowl seeks to serve the charitable organizations in our community, and not the other way around.

MAC ESAU

HEADMASTER | MARYVALE PREPARATORY ACADEMY | PHOENIX, AZ

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Receiving a grant from the Fiesta Bowl was such an honor. The communication and opportunities they provide for us to feel that we are an important part of our community were amazing! Thank you!

Being awarded the Fiesta Bowl Charities grant was the highlight of our year! The grant monies will allow us to change the lives of thousands of children.

KRIS FRIEDMAN

KRISTA CARMAN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | BILLY’S PLACE | GLENDALE, AZ

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FIESTABOWL.ORG | 2017-18 GRANT CYCLE

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PRESIDENT | PRESCOTT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT EDUCATION FOUNDATION

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Resource Room BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS COMMUNITY RESOURCE ROOM Phoenix, AZ

Flagstaff

Playground Builds SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER Phoenix, AZ

GRANT STREET PARK

Legacy Projects

Phoenix, AZ

HILLCREST VILLAGE Avondale, AZ

KENNEDY PARK Tucson, AZ

CITY OF PHOENIX CHALLNEGE COURSE Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix

BULLHEAD CITY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB Bullhead City, AZ

Field Donations

Yuma

AVONDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Tucson

Avondale, AZ

PUEBLO DEL SOL ELEMENTARY Phoenix, AZ

LAVEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT Laveen Village, AZ

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Resource Room 10

Fiesta Bowl Charities teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona to create a vibrant space for mentorship groups to collaborate. This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona received a $50,000 grant to renovate a space in its downtown office, creating the firstever Fiesta Bowl Charities Community Resource Room. This new room was entirely funded and designed by Fiesta Bowl Charities includes playbook covered tables, new laptops and a gaming system. This space is now the perfect place for 1,000+ mentors to have meaningful time and conversations with at-risk youth.

Now we have this amazing space where the kids can play games and be on the computer and play video games. Our program is 100 percent run by donations, and if we didn’t have generous organizations like the Fiesta Bowl, we wouldn’t exist.

LAURA CAPELLO

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL AZ

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS COMMUNITY RESOURCE ROOM | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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Fiesta Bowl Charities partnered with KaBOOM! to build two new playgrounds in the state of Arizona during the 2017-18 grant cycle, providing more than 4,000 children with beautiful playgrounds in their communities.

Playground Builds

This playground really completes the Kroc Center! Our community, parents, and children now have a go-to area to gather, play, and make new friends. Whether for a bit of fun or while waiting for a family member participating in one the Center’s many programs, the new playground provides a great setting for everyone to enjoy.

MAJOR GWYN JONES

THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER

KENNEDY PARK | TUCSON, AZ

200 1 ,450 2 ,000 + Volunteers

Volunteer Hours

Youth Served Annually

SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER | PHOENIX, AZ

200 1 ,400 2 ,000 + Volunteers

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Volunteer Hours

PLAYGROUND BUILDS | FIESTABOWL.ORG

Youth Served Annually

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Fiesta Bowl Charities donated the game field from the 29th Annual Cactus Bowl to the Laveen Elementary School District as the newest addition to the new David Glasser Athletic Complex. On March 8, the inaugural Day of Play hosted children from Laveen Elementary to officially break in the field with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and flag football game. Over 1,000 children and families are expected to utilize and benefit from the new field every year.

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As part of a $200,000 Fiesta Bowl Charities Legacy Project, the donation includes 70,000 square feet of grass field plus a custom Fiesta Bowl Charities electronic scoreboard. The new space is expected to play home to at least four community football and soccer leagues.

FIELD DONATION | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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Wishes for Teachers 16

Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers, in partnership with azcentral, provided $700,000 this fall to 140 deserving teachers throughout the state of Arizona. Fiesta Bowl Charities put forth $500,000 and used a text-todonate campaign and generous $100,000 donations from azcentral and the College Football Playoff Foundation to significantly increase its 2016 impact.

WISHES FOR TEACHERS | FIESTABOWL.ORG

By submitting online applications, Arizona teachers in public and charter schools were eligible to receive $5,000 grants to fulfill their classroom wish. By random selection, teachers had their wishes granted throughout November and December by local Arizona community champions, celebrities and the college football community.

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$ 700 ,000 GRANTED TO 140 DESERVING TEACHERS ACROSS THE STATE

I was lucky enough to be the recipient of a $5,000 grant for teachers awarded by the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers. This is an absolute dream come true as our classroom is in desperate need of books and some children size furniture to create a quiet reading corner. I am sharing this with both first grade classrooms and we are so thrilled. I want to thank you again for making this teachers dream come true!

Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers is an amazing opportunity provided to teachers! $5,000 is a lot of money. The exciting part about Wishes for Teachers is that the teacher can actually choose how to make their classroom or student’s wishes really come true - it is a clean win that no one can take away. Receiving this has been an honor and exciting part of my school year. Thank you!

SUE GEFROH

VICTORIA SAMUDIO-RODRIGUEZ

To be granted these wishes and to have an impact, $5,000 does a lot. It can change a classroom, it can change a teacher and it can change the students.

Thank you so much for the $5,000 Wishes For Teachers grant! Because of your generosity, my dream of an outdoor Nature Classroom is coming true!

MICHELLE DOHERTY

MARGARET PRECUP

FIRST GRADE TEACHER | PHOENIX UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

30 ,000 + ARIZONA STUDENTS IMPACTED

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2017 ARIZONA TEACHER OF THE YEAR | ENCANTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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5TH GRADE TEACHER | MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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Team Outreach Every year, Fiesta Bowl Charities provides each participating team with a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to give back to the Arizona Community. This year, all studentathletes participated from the Cactus Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and Overwatch Collegiate Championship teams, creating memories that will last forever!

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TEAM OUTREACH | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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An afternoon of fun and games was held at Notre Dame Prep with 110 Penn State players and children from Children’s Cancer Network and HopeKids Arizona. Kids and players were split into teams and they rotated through stations of kickball, the PlayStation gaming truck and an autograph session. Participants also received a PlayStation gift bag and Penn State posters.

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Playing kickball with the Penn State football players was a dream come true for many of the HopeKids in attendance. Simple things like playing kickball are impossible for children in wheelchairs or for others who wear feeding tubes, trachs and other medical equipment that normally does not allow for physical play. The Penn State players treated our kids like they were normal, healthy kids and having social acceptance from college aged football heroes can bring a level of HOPE that they would have never imagined.

KIMBERLY TRICHEL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | HOPEKIDS ARIZONA

PENN STATE TEAM OUTREACH | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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The Huskies took the field at Scottsdale Community College alongside the Unified Sports Clinic and Special Olympics Arizona athletes. They spent the day rotating through stations of football skills before playing in the PlayStation gaming truck. The holiday spirit was still in the air as players and athletes participated in a gift exchange to conclude the event. The athletes walked away with PlayStation swag bags, hats and signed Washington footballs.

Washington Team Outreach

Through this experience, SOAZ athletes and UW football players were able to exchange their skills and knowledge of sport with each other as all attendees felt the spirit of inclusion that comes from celebrating peoples abilities. This event provided a meaningful opportunity for athletes from SOAZ and UW to compete as teammates and friends revealing the greatness in all people, including those with disabilities.

ISAAC SANFT

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SUPPORT PROGRAMS | SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARIZONA

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WASHINGTON TEAM OUTREACH | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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The UCLA Bruins celebrated the holiday season alongside 65 children with the Muscular Dystrophy Association at Main Event Tempe. Players were teamed with children for a round of bowling before hitting the arcade and playing laser tag. Before leaving, each child was given a UCLA hat, trading coin, pin and wristband.

We are so thankful for the opportunity to work with Fiesta Bowl Charities. Through the Cactus Bowl community outreach event, our families were given an opportunity they will never forget and our kids left with a boost in spirits and self-esteem. The community is fortunate to have the support of the Fiesta Bowl Charities.

SARAH LEVIN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOICATION

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UCLA TEAM OUTREACH | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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On Christmas morning, 115 Kansas State Wildcats volunteered their time with the Salvation Army at the Phoenix Convention Center. The players assisted low income families with haircuts, nail painting and serving hot meals. One special player even gave his own shoes to an eager and excited young boy, making it a memorable morning for players and families together.

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I’m so pleased that the Cactus Bowl put on the Christmas event that took place with the Salvation Army. It was really an amazing event and it not only meant a great deal to the people that were there, but it meant a great deal to our players as well because they’re those kind of gentlemen, they love helping other people.

BILL SNYDER

HEAD COACH | KANSAS STATE

KANSAS STATE TEAM OUTREACH | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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The Fiesta Bowl Overwatch Collegiate National Championship participants gave back to the Boys & Girls Club during their stay in the Valley. The Overwatch players spent an afternoon playing arcade games and laser tag with 20 kids from the Guadalupe Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley.

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I’ve always loved games, since I was a little kid, and I can see that spark in these kids eyes as well. I’m just really excited to give back and spend some time with these kids.

SEBASTIAN VASQUEZ

STUDENT-ATHLETE | IGN: SELECTT FEX SUPPORT, UCI

OVERWATCH TEAM OUTREACH | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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On September 29, approximately 150 kids from 13 different Phoenix-area Boys & Girls Clubs gathered for Spirit’s Second Annual Birthday Party. The Fiesta Bowl’s official mascot hosted children and Arizona’s favorite sports mascots who competed in friendly games of flag football under the lights at the Jerry Colangelo Boys & Girls Club.

’ Spirit s Birthday Party

Fiesta Bowl Charities surprised the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix with a check for $1,000 for new sports equipment for their club.

Spirit’s Birthday is one of the most anticipated events we host here at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Jerry Colangelo Branch! This amazing event provides an opportunity for our youth, families and staff to gain an experience of a lifetime. We have limitless amounts of fun and share new memories each year. Thank you Fiesta Bowl Charities for giving us the opportunity to participate in a day that is highly energetic, exciting and ultimately entertaining!

NATE BOWMAN

UNIT DIRECTOR | BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF METRO PHOENIX

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In partnership with USAA, Operation Santa hosted 22 children with parents deployed on active military duty for their own Christmas miracle at Dick’s Sporting Goods. This event would not have been possible without Fighter Country Foundation, which supports Airmen and their families. Every participant was given a $200 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card and a USAA volunteer to have as personal shopper. Along with memories that will last a lifetime, these special kids went home with new sports equipment, trampolines, fashionable clothes and more.

Operation Santa

Almost as important as the amazing smiles we have on these deployed children are awesome smiles on all of the organizations supporting this endeavor. It is a true example of how a collaboration of entities all working together can create an event full of pure goodness. The experience these deployed families get to share with USAA, Dicks Sporting Goods, Fiesta Bowl Charities and Fighter Country Partnership reminds us why we do what we do!

RON SITES

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | FIGHTER COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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Fiesta Bowl Charities raised a combined $163,925 during the 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl games! This funding will support numerous nonprofits across the state throughout the upcoming year. Thank you 50/50 raffle volunteers!

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50/50 RAFFLE | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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At the first-ever Fiesta Bowl Par 3 Challenge consisted of six media personalities who took a swing at the chance to donate $3,000 to a local charity. Playworks Arizona, The Be Kind People Project, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Children’s Cancer Network and Fighter Country Foundation were all represented, with Scott Pasmore from azfamily hitting the ball closest to the pin resulting in a donation to The Be Kind People Project.

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PAR 3 CHALLENGE | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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More than 170 children from the Salvation Army Kroc Center, Boys & Girls Clubs, Luke Air Force Base and Fighter Country Club participated in the Fiesta Bowl Youth Football Clinic. The free non-contact clinic was led by former NFL athletes and coaches, as well as the Notre Dame Prep High School football team.

I love to see the passion, interest, and smiles on everyone that you are involved with. It is an honor to give back to the community with your time to make it a better place to live.

JERRY KARWOWSKI FIESTA BOWL VOLUNTEER

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YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINIC | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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On Saturday, March 10, the Fiesta Bowl Running of the Bills Duck Race, presented by SRP, took over the Scottsdale Waterfront. By adopting a duck(s), participants were entered into the race and had a chance at the grand prize of $7,500. More than 15,000 ducks racing down the canal and the winning duck/participant took home the cash prize. In addition to the main event, participants enjoyed a block party complete with food trucks, live music, outdoor games and a cornhole tournament. The proceeds from this event were donated to Fiesta Bowl Charities.

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RUNNING OF THE BILLS DUCK RACE | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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AeroSpace Challenge 44

The Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge, presented by Kadima.Ventures, continues to be the largest STEM program for grade school and junior high students in Arizona. This year, over 200 teams created a scale model and written report about an international logistics mission to colonize Phobos, a moon of Mars. From January 22-24, the teams presented their plans to provide a sustainable base for a colony of 24 people in 10 years to Honeywell engineers. The top two teams from each day – six in total – moved onto the finals, held on February 10. As champions of this year’s event, Team Serendipity from Ss. Simon and Jude, will receive scholarships to U.S. Space and Rocket Center Space Camp and an on-field appearance at the 48th Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

AEROSPACE CHALLENGE | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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Once again, the National Bank of Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade dazzled the community before 100,000 fans who lined the streets of Central Phoenix. With a theme of “Champions of the Community” and Grand Marshal Shane Doan, the Parade featured 105 acts of brilliantly colored floats, giant balloons, equestrian units, specialty and charitable groups, local celebrities and marching bands as they make their way along the two-mile parade route. Numerous volunteers and charitable organizations participated in the event, which has become one of the state’s crown jewels.

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FIESTA BOWL PARADE | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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Each year, more than 3,000 men and women donate their time to volunteer with the Fiesta Bowl organization. The heartbeat of the organization starts with the Fiesta Bowl volunteers, Board of Directors, Ambassadors and Yellow Jacket Committee members as they work endless hours to ensure that the bowl games and community events are successful.

The money that goes back into the Arizona community is sizable and notable. It’s not all about the athletes and incredible moments, over the years I have gotten passed that. Rather, it’s about the charitable giving which is why I do what I do.

JEFF GOLNER

2017-18 FIESTA BOWL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Volunteerism

Sometimes people ask why we work for the Fiesta Bowl. In all honesty, we enjoy college football and are pleased to be part of such a highly recognized bowl event. But it goes far beyond that. Any contribution we might make during the year is always rewarded by thoughts of helping the Fiesta Bowl meet its positive economic impact goals, while simultaneously providing funding and helping hands to numerous charitable needs.”

DAN & JAN NOWELL FIESTA BOWL VOLUNTEERS

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Born in Arizona in 1971, Spirit is the official mascot and heart of the Fiesta Bowl organization. Spirit tirelessly dedicates himself to nearly 120 appearances across the state each year. From hyping up crowds at various Arizona events, to spreading joy at local schools, Spirit brings smiles and warmth wherever he goes.

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SPIRIT | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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2017 AFP AWARD 52

In November, Fiesta Bowl Charities was awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Greater Arizona Chapter, 2017 Outstanding Corporation/ Foundation Award. The Award recognizes Fiesta Bowl Charities commitment to the community and the $10 million given in charitable donations over the last seven years to youth, sports and education across the state of Arizona. Fiesta Bowl Charities was nominated by A New Leaf after donating $15,000 to the nonprofit in 2016 to support A New Leaf’s Faith House Women’s Crisis Center in Glendale.

We’re known by many for the elite football games we put on each year, and we’ve had several of the most memorable in college football history. We’re proud of that reputation and equally thrilled to be recognized for the year-round work we do to enhance the lives of Arizonans each and every day.

2017 ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS AWARD | FIESTABOWL.ORG

MIKE NEALY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | FIESTA BOWL

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Fiesta Bowl Community Service Award

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The National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors (NACDA) and the Fiesta Bowl crowned the University of Maryland as the winner of the inaugural Community Service Award. Maryland was chosen from a pool of three finalists and received the award for the Share the Shell community outreach program. The Community Service Award was presented by NACDA and the Fiesta Bowl in November at an on-campus event hosted by Maryland.

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The award was designed to recognize NACDA member institutions in Division I honoring exceptional athletics departments that make volunteerism and community service a way of life. Maryland received a trophy for permanent display and $10,000 for its chosen charity. Additionally, the Fiesta Bowl partnered with NACDA to award a sixth scholarship as part of the annual John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation. Awarded to a student from an Arizona-based four-year institution, the McLendon Scholarship, presented by Fiesta Bowl, was awarded to Mia Mazon from Arizona State University.

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The Fiesta Bowl Charities Community Champions program, made up of the Send-A-Vet, Send-A-Teacher and Send-AKid initiatives, donated 17,745 tickets to veterans and active military, underprivileged children and educators all from the Arizona community.

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FIESTABOWL.ORG | SPIRIT

COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TICKET PROGRAM | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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Ways to Support 58

Send -a -Vet

In partnership with local military-focused non-profits, the Cactus Bowl continues its tradition of saluting veterans and active military personnel in the community. Through the ticket donation program, you can help honor these local heroes and show appreciation for their time spent serving our country.

Send -a -Kid

The Cactus Bowl has teamed up with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations to support underprivileged children in the community. Through the ticket donation program, you can help create lasting memories and inspire the Valley’s youth with the possibilities of higher education.

Send -a Teacher

With the support of local schools across the state, the Cactus Bowl continues its support for our unsung community heroes. This program honors Arizona’s finest educators for all they do for students.

Game Ticket Purchase

Each ticket purchased to any of our bowl games supports Fiesta Bowl Charities’ efforts to serve and enhance the Arizona community.

Volunteer

3,000 men and women serve as Fiesta Bowl volunteers for more than 20 events every year. They work tirelessly to ensure our bowl games and community events run smoothly.

WAYS TO SUPPORT | FIESTABOWL.ORG

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DEDICATED TO SERVING THE COMMUNITY FUELED BY THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION THE EL L I E & M I C H A E L Z I EG LE R F I E STA B OWL C E N TE R A N D M U S E U M 7135 East Camelback Road | Suite 190 | Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480.350.0900 | FiestaBowl.org

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17-18 Community Relations Booklet