Fire association to host annual charity dinner

Posted 9/24/20

Join the Scottsdale Fire Fighter Association on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Scottsdale Stadium for the 20th Annual Fire Fighter Charities “World Series Salute and Dinner on the Diamond.”

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Fire association to host annual charity dinner

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Join the Scottsdale Fire Fighter Association on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Scottsdale Stadium for the 20th Annual Fire Fighter Charities “World Series Salute and Dinner on the Diamond.”

Arizona concert promoter, Danny Zelisko, is scheduled to emcee the evening, according to a press release, destailing the  ball park cuisine and cocktails on the diamond event that raises funds for charities.

Arranged in a social distancing set-up, the Scottsdale Firefighters Charities Association will hold “Heroes at Home Plate” outside and on the diamond at Scottsdale Stadium to honor Scottsdale Heroes starting at 5 p.m.

Guests will enjoy cocktails on the diamond, followed by ballpark cuisine at 6 p.m. in the infield of the San Francisco Giants’ Spring Training Stadium.

“For years, this extraordinary event has taken place at Dominick’s Steakhouse, but due to the current space restrictions at restaurants, we moved the event this year to a beautiful and very rare outdoor setting at Scottsdale Stadium. We will be holding the event outdoors and right in the middle of the World Series. And because of the era we are now living in we will of course be complying with all the CDC, state and city of Scottsdale guidelines for safety,” said Sasha Weller, Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association president, in a prepared statement.

Festivities include the Scottsdale Firefighter of the Year Award to be presented to Mayor Jim Lane, Bryan Jeffries and Lynette Stant with a C.A.R.E. Award, which recognizes individuals for “contributing to achievement and redefining excellence,” the release said, adding that a Hall of Fame Baseball player and U.S. Senate candidate have also been invited.

Scottsdale Mayor Lane will be honored for his 16 years of service to the city; Lynette Stant - 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year; and Bryan Jeffries, president of the Professional Firefighters Association and cancer survivor as well as the legislative chairman for reforms to aid firefighters injured in the line of duty.

Charities benefiting from the dinner include Scottsdale Human Services, Partners for Paiute, Scottsdale Seniors, Scottsdale Community Partners, Coronado JAG including co-hosting a lasagna dinner drive for more than 100 in-need families during the shut-down, the release added.

Tickets for the event are available in two-person and four-person table configurations, and there are three sponsorship donations available as well.

The Title Sponsorship for $10,000 offers a table for eight and all refreshments, the Signature Sponsorship for $5,000 offers a table for eight and all refreshments, and the Partner Sponsorship for $2,500 offers a table for eight and all refreshments.

Early reservations encouraged as this event sells out fast, according to the release.

Send checks to United Scottsdale Fire Fighters Charities, PO Box 14935, Scottsdale AZ 85267.  To confirm your donation, contact Pete Tocco at 602-799-9543 or ptocco@scottsdalefirefighters.org.

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