One Team, One Dream...Helping Kids
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the youth in our communities?
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Looking to make a difference for
the youth in our communities?
Join our Team!
Whew, what a year it’s been and in particular what a Spring it’s been. The PDC and its 350+ strong volunteer labor force made our first full Spring Training season in 4 years a major success! We are so blessed to have so many dedicated people that make up our Team.
In our 30th Year of Giving, we held a 30 for 30 celebration where we hosted 1 past grant recipient per day at our games. It was educational, exciting, and satisfying to get our good works and that of these wonderful programs out in front of the public each day! In addition, our 3 areas of Spring Training where we can raise funds for our youth charities were particularly successful. The Auction Table, Speech Pitch activity and 50/50 Raffle combined brought in just short of $100,000 for us to give to the kids! Yay!!
Right after Spring Training season, there was no time to rest on our laurels with activities every weekend in April following it up. We once again supported the City’s event of the Easter Eggstravaganza and then helped host the Savannah Bananas baseball craziness. What a good time that was had by those that witnessed that! Our fundraiser that evening brought in over $5000. We hope they will return to our stadium again sometime soon.
Our FoodStock food truck festival proved once again to be an event on to itself. It was a HUGE success for the PDC and we are looking forward to possibly adding FoodStock 2.0 to our calendar in the fall. Stay tuned! The April 15th festival garnered about $27,000 that we were able to distribute to the food insufficient in our communities. Thank you to all that came out to support us!
We added a new fundraiser in conjunction with the Peoria Unified School District and arranged for all 7 high school baseball teams to play one of their regularly scheduled AIA games in our stadium. A treat for those kids and a fundraiser that brought us half of what we needed for our Emerging Leader Scholarships that we annually give in May. Those scholarships benefit 1 student from each of the 41 PUSD schools to support their continued education.
As the weeks are flying by and our June brings our fiscal year to a close, we can be proud of all of the hard work and the high numbers we were able to generate this year. We sincerely appreciate all who have helped to make it happen. Let us know if you or someone you know would like to learn more on how to help us help the kids!
Have a safe, happy and healthy summer!
The Peoria Diamond Club, a 501(c)(3) is dedicated to supporting community programs that educate and enrich children’s lives, while enhancing their futures. Through partnerships, sponsorships, donations, and volunteer efforts, we raise funds for local youth charities and organizations.
Our volunteers participate in the daily operation of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres Spring Training at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona. Proceeds from the sponsorships along with revenues generated throughout Spring Training, are donated to community programs through the PDC’s highly successful grant program.
In addition to Spring Training, the Peoria Diamond Club (PDC) hosts special events and programs throughout the year to raise funds for local youth charities.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to support local charities maintaining
many impactful programs that educate and enrich our children’s lives.
1ST ANNUAL EPIC FOOD TRUCK THROWDOWN!
Back by popular demand, Get Local Arizona Events is teaming up with the PDC to provide another fun evening of food, music and community at the Peoria Sports Complex. Gate proceeds benefit local youth charities and organizations.
50+ FOOD TRUCKS GOING HEAD TO HEAD
• LIVE ONLINE VOTING
• SAMPLE ITEMS
• LIVE MUSIC
• MULTIPLE FREE KIDS ACTIVITES
• FREE PA
This year, the PDC renamed its highest award from the Mel Webber Award to the Bob Hegedus Award.
In our 30th year of giving, we wanted to honor Bob who had been a member of the original PDC volunteers. He worked as an Usher and unofficial “Ambassador” for the PDC for 28 seasons.
Pictured is the inaugural Bob Hegedus Award winner, Terry Alton with the PDC Rookie of the year, David Verret.
Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Wright presented Russell Zane with the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Russell works every event we have all year long, without fail. He is one of our Spring Training Ticket taker captains.
Nice guy to boot!
Luis Marquez was recognized for 30 years of donating his time, heart and smile to the PDC. We appreciate you Luis!
Exacerbated by the Fourth of July holiday week, the ongoing seasonal drop in blood donations since May have sharply reduced the available blood supply for patients by more than 25%, resulting in a less than three-day supply of most blood types. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is critical to helping patients after accidents and other emergencies and to treat cancer and other chronic diseases.
“If not enough blood is available at any given moment, delays in patient care can have life-threatening consequences,” Vitalant Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Dr. Ralph Vassallo said. “By making an appointment today and donating tomorrow, next week, even a couple weeks from now, you become a lifeline for patients.”
Fewer donors are available due to summer vacations – and fewer organizations host blood drives – yet the need for blood can also go up during what many hospitals refer to as “trauma season,” when outdoor activities tend to rise along with accidents and injuries.
All blood types are needed, but especially type O, the most transfused blood type. O-negative can be used to help any patient in an emergency and O-positive can support anyone with a positive blood type. Platelet donations play a vital role for cancer patients and those undergoing open-heart surgeries and transplants. Platelets are constantly needed and must be used within a week of donation to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.
Please sign up via the Peoria Diamond Club link below to not only help with the critical shortage of life saving blood, but also to help support our mission of helping kids.
CLICK BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER:
Should you itemize your Federal taxes, please remember us in a tax donation.
We have a variety of ways you can help us help the kids!
> Make A Monetary Contribution To Our PDC Giving Fund.
> Give a gift that keeps on giving year after year with our Legacy Endowment Fund!
> Become a PDC Sponsor with several opportunities throughout the year to market your business. See Help Us Help Kids section.
> Volunteer for events at the Peoria Sports Complex, particularly Spring Training baseball, hosting our 2 home teams, the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners. See Volunteer section for information and application.
> Donate through our community partners. See below.
See Help Us Help Kids for more information on all these ways to help!
In any case and in any way, we appreciate your help. No gift, whether time, or money, is ever too small.
Thanks for joining our team.
ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM...HELPING KIDS
Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. From assisting with Spring Training to helping with our year round fundraising events, our 300+ volunteers step up to give their time, talent, experience, and heart, to help us accomplish our mission of supporting community programs that educate and enrich
children’s lives, while enhancing their futures. Click here to learn more+
Your tax deductible donations helps us provide grants for organizations dedicated to helping our West Valley kids. Click here to Donate.
Remember the PDC when it comes time to give tax donations to your favorite non-profits. And, better yet, include the PDC in your long term giving plans and estate plans. There will always be a need to help others in our communities. Make it a part of your legacy with our Endowment Fund.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We have changed our focus to what used to be our biggest fundraiser of the year in the annual Spring Training Charity Game to providing year-long benefits to our sponsors. Baseball is an added plus, but we have more to offer!
Our 2023 sponsorship packages are available now! See how we can help each other's businesses. We need your help now more than ever. Please help us help them. Find out how you can be a sponsor!
Fry's Community Rewards
Give back every time you shop with your Fry's VIP Card! , click HERE for the Community Rewards Program, Enroll Now, search for Peoria Diamond Club organization KQ401 or call 800-576-4377.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Your generous donation will further enable us to fund youth-based progams in our community of Peoria and throughout the Valley!
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
Congratulations to Peoria Diamond Club for being awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congresswoman Debbie Lesko .
We enjoyed learning about all of the services provided to her constituents.
Pictured from left to right are Steve Harvey, Board VP, Roz Shanley, General Manager, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko.
Our Total Giving = $147,180
Grants - $74,000
Charitable Giving - $62,580
Scholarships - $10,600
The PDC remains committed in our efforts to
support the youth in our communities.
Keep in touch with how we are supporting our local youth organizations and opportunities for you to help us help the kids!
Thanksgiving Day Race Toy Donations