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We are celebrating good times by throwing it back to this beautiful day at Thornblade Club with these two happy guys, Al Paris from Kool & the Gang and Burton ’BUBBA’ Gilliam Burton Gilliam from the movie Blazing Saddles and of course others. Please send some good vibes and wish Bubba a full recovery as he battles cancer! In the meantime, we are counting down the days when we can see him and all our friends again next year on the course.

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We are celebrating good times by throwing it back to this beautiful day at Thornblade Club with these two happy guys, Al Paris from Kool & the Gang and Burton ’BUBBA’ Gilliam Burton Gilliam from the movie Blazing Saddles and of course others. Please send some good vibes and wish Bubba a full recovery as he battles cancer! In the meantime, we are counting down the days when we can see him and all our friends again next year on the course.
 
Photo by Bill Straus
Link to donate: https://azcc.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/ArizonaOpen2020/DonateNow/tabid/1155276/Default.aspx

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We love you, Bubba!!! Please get better✌🏼❤️

All best wishes headed Bubba’s way! He’s a winner!

People all over the world, let’s join the Back 9 Band and start a love train by donating to Pendleton Place. "It's All About the Kids", and that’s why so many of our musicians and celebrities come back year after year to support a cause that so many of us care about. So click the link below, and we hope that we will all join hands next year at the concert!
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Happy Birthday to the legendary golf commentator and supporter, Ben Wright! Today is his 88th birthday and while he wishes he was attending the event this year, he’s looking forward to next year! Ben says it best, “It’s All About the Kids” so don’t forget to donate using the link below! Cheers!

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Chinese Plague.. I love this man!!! Please reach deep and give back! Great great cause!

“It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival”
#TBT – Covid-19 can’t bring us down! “It’s All About The Kids” and we are continuing to fight for them! Help us, help them by clicking the link to donate. Thanks to Jeff Carlisi, Jim Peterik and the rest of the “Rock ‘n band” for reminding us to not stop! See you next year!!

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“It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival”
#TBT – Covid-19 can’t bring us down! “It’s All About The Kids” and we are continuing to fight for them! Help us, help them by clicking the link to donate. Thanks to Jeff Carlisi, Jim Peterik and the rest of the “Rock ‘n band” for reminding us to not stop! See you next year!! 

https://azcc.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/ArizonaOpen2020/DonateNow/tabid/1155276/Default.aspx

Photo credit: Bill Straus

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#itsallaboutthekids #yeahthatgreenville #pendletonplace #billstraus #gvltoday #rocknontherunway

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Our Mission

The Arizona’s Children’s Charities mission is to help promote lasting improvements in the lives of local abused, neglected and at-risk children. It is our vision and belief that by assisting these children we are investing in their futures and the future of our community because, “It’s All About the Kids!”

Now in our 22nd year, the Arizona’s Children’s Charities has been able to donate over $1.7 million dollars to children’s organizations throughout the Carolinas, such as Pendleton Place, Duke Children’s Hospital, and many more.

Our Story

Arizona’s Children’s Charities (AZCC), a 501(c)(3), was established six years ago in order to form an entity to raise funds through a celebrity concert and golf event. The goal was to fund Pendleton Place as the primary beneficiary, while allowing the group to add additional children-related charities to our support list. The charity was co-founded by Mark Craig, Kevin Cox, Troy Baldree and Mike Williams. Prior to that, the four were committed to the same mission as board members and community volunteers for 12 years.

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The main fundraising event originated as a golf tournament and ran for ten years until Mike and Troy attended a John Daly Celebrity Golf event in Mississippi and met Danny Seraphine (founding drummer Chicago), Tommy Thayer (KISS lead guitarist), Jack Blades (Nightranger front-man) and Rick Seratte (Foreigner/WhiteSnake). They performed a much smaller concert and were asked if they would do the same for the Greenville charity. When the musicians asked what AZCC’s mission was, it was stated that ‘It’s All About the Kids’ raising money for abused, neglected and at-risk children. It was unanimous. All of the guys said they would come perform a show in Greenville.

It was AZCC’s first shot at a show of this kind with big name musicians, and not feeling completely confident that all of them would actually show up, the event was not heavily marketed. It ended up being a very special, intimate event of about 300 people held under a tent in the parking lot of Arizona Steakhouse on Woodruff Rd. The concert was a huge hit. The musicians loved it and have been inviting their friends each year, making the AZCC band even bigger. And with a bigger band and more celebrities comes a bigger event. Now called Rock’n On The Runway, the celebrity concert is held at the Greenville Downtown Airport Jet Center and brings about 1000 people together to continue the mission of raising money for the kids.

There is still a golf tournament which remains sold-out year after year with a wait list. There are also many corporate and individual sponsors that make the event possible, as well as dozens of volunteers for both the concert and the golf tournament. In 2015, ScanSource stepped in as a Presenting Sponsor and has helped get the message out in a larger and more effective way, increasing the event’s stature in Greenville and the surrounding area.

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Who We Support

Pendleton Place was founded in 1975 with one mission: to keep children safe and support families in crisis through prevention, assessment, and intervention.

Our goal at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital is to make the lives of children and families a little more joyful, even under the not-so-greatest of circumstances. We are able to do that with your generous donations.

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