Arizona Coyotes Organizational Spotlight

MISSION: The Arizona Coyotes Foundation looks to enhance the quality of life through the communities of Arizona by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education and cultural arts programs for children, servicemen and women. They are dedicated to health and wellness programs that stimulate the growth of youth sports and financially supporting programs that encourage teamwork skills while building future leaders in the community.


Face-off Luncheon: To start each season, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation hosts a face-off luncheon. This allows fans, businesses, nonprofits, and Valley members are able to join the players, coaches and team personalities for a lunch event to learn about the things that are to come for the upcoming season. All proceeds go to the Arizona Coyotes Foundation.


Celebrity Waiters Gala: Each January, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation holds the Celebrity Waiters Gala, a fundraiser where Coyotes players serve food and drinks to attendees. This year’s event was help at Maple & Ash in Scottsdale, and raised nearly a half-million dollars for the Foundation! 

Arizona Coyotes 50/50 Raffle: The Arizona Coyotes Foundation 50/50 Raffle is available online during COVID-19. The Arizona Coyotes Foundation proudly supports local Arizona non-profits with the proceeds generated through the 50/50 raffle. A portion of the proceeds will help fund the Leighton Accardo Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Make-A-Wish Experiences: The Arizona Coyotes Foundation has partnered with Make-A-Wish Arizona to help sick children realize some of their dreams. Wishes include meeting the team and getting to sit in front of the glass or in a suite at a Coyotes game. Recently, a backyard rink was built for a young boy!

AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund: The Arizona Coyotes Foundation has partnered with Arizona Together to provide financial support to organizations working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona.

Arizona Coyotes Virtual 5k: The Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation launched a Virtual 5k this past holiday season and teamed up with The Salvation Army to help “Rescue Christmas” for families in need in the West Valley.

Coyotes Reading Program: The Coyotes Reading Program supports existing reading curriculum in grades 2-4 by encouraging students to increase the minutes they spend reading both in school and at home while receiving Coyotes prizes for their accomplishments.

Learn more about the Arizona Coyotes Foundation here.

Audra Rocco

Audra Rocco

Sports Philanthropy Network

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