Scottsdale, AZ, For Immediate Release – The 6th Annual Elevate Phoenix Invitational hosted by PGA Tour legend and Scottsdale resident, Tom Lehman will be unlike any event Elevate Phoenix has hosted previously. This year’s Gala evening theme is ‘Elevate Celebrates: A Night of Gratitude’.
Celebrity Entertainer, award-winning Sports Illustrated and ESPN journalist, Rick Reilly will perform to a packed house. PLUS, one lucky team can bid to have Rick as their teammate during Monday’s CelebrityAm golf tournament!
The Gala has become so popular that tickets have been sold out for months, but supporters can still participate by watching at home virtually or by attending a watch party hosted by Bonfire Craft Kitchen and Taphouse at their newly opened location at 1617 W Warner Road in Tempe, Arizona. Each home watch party who donates $500, will receive a custom gift basket featuring Elevate swag and treats to enjoy while watching the event.
The auctions conducted by Elevate Phoenix will also take place online giving virtual audiences the opportunity to participate in the bidding on this year’s items. A few of Sunday evening’s Live Auction items include: 2023 Ryder Cup VIP tickets for the week in Rome including $4,000 in credits for travel & accommodations, Golf & Lunch with Alice Cooper, Courtside seats to Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies with dinner and valet parking, author Rick Reilly writing your holiday family letter and a $10,000 Molina Fine Jewelers shopping spree. The Silent Auction which is accepting bids, will not disappoint as it’s packed with a variety of golf foursomes, signed memorabilia by Tour greats, artwork signed by NFL star Larry Fitzgerald, premium reserve wines, Dugout tickets to Arizona Diamondbacks, and so much more! Items are being added daily until the night of the Gala: 2022epi.givesmart.com
The Gala Celebration highlight will include inspirational success stories from students whose lives have been changed for the better by their involvement with Elevate Phoenix.
“My time with Elevate Phoenix has been uplifting for my life,” says Elevate Phoenix Alumni Brayam Arguellas. “I’ve received so much help from my teacher/mentors academically and personally. My mentors take the time to see how I am doing, and I appreciate ALL they do for me. They are honest with me and do not sugar coat. I have built a friendship that feels more like family with my mentors”.
The Gala Celebration will begin at 6 pm AZ MST on Sunday, November 20th, 2022. Virtual audiences can watch by downloading the e360tv app on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, IOS, Android mobile or watch on the website e360tv.com. The event will also stream on Elevate Phoenix’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. A QR code will be available on those platforms to direct online attendees directly to the auction and donation page.
About Elevate Phoenix
Elevate Phoenix is a non-profit children’s charity that delivers life changing results with at-risk urban youth. Elevate Phoenix employs a holistic approach to meet each child’s needs, which includes full-time salaried teacher-mentors, year-round programming, cross-age mentoring and a long-term relational approach in four areas: accredited classes, mentoring, reading & literacy, and graduation and post-secondary plans. For over a decade in Phoenix, Arizona, the program is embedded in the Phoenix Union High School District, as well as the feeder elementary schools. Teaching life skills, leadership skills and developing character qualities, youth participating in Elevate Phoenix classes graduate high school at a rate of 98%, and 100% of these students move forward in life with a post-secondary plan.