Brenda and Kurt Warner

A fundraising rally and treasure walk will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24 to benefit Treasure House, a West Valley non-profit organization. University of Phoenix Stadium, Visit Glendale, and Westmarc have partnered together to create an inspiring community outreach event. This year’s financial recipient is Treasure House, co-founded by Kurt and Brenda Warner. The Warners believe all people, regardless of ability, have a call for their lives, and the ability to participate in meaningful and challenging activities.

The Treasure Walk will be led by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.westvalleygivesaz.com. For more information, visit www.universityofphoenixstadium.com/events/2017/westvalleygives.

Maricopa County Home Shows donates $10,000 for Pendergast District students to attend West Valley Gives Event

With just a few weeks until the University of Phoenix Stadium hosts a first-of-its-kind charitable event, West Valley Gives, a donor has come forward with a substantial donation to enable area students to attend the event at no charge. The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show donated $10,000 so that each and every student in the Pendergast Elementary School District can attend the event, which takes places on June 24, 2017 inside the stadium.

The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium on July 14-16, 2017. The longtime event coordinators in the Valley have always been involved in giving back to the community. “We’re honored to be a part of this inspiring event. The children are our future. It’s our priority to help nurture, educate and encourage our youth. Kurt Warner is a such a positive role model for many, especially our youth,” said Rene Smith-Durfee, president of the Maricopa County Home Shows.

Superintendent for the Pendergast District, Dr. Lily Deblieux, read about the West Valley Gives event and wanted to find a way for all of the students in her district to be able to attend and hear their favorite role model, Kurt Warner, speak in person. “I am thrilled that my students have the opportunity to attend this amazing event,” said Dr. Deblieux.

Several months ago, organizations throughout the West Valley teamed up to form a committee designed to give back to the community, entitled “West Valley Gives.” This initiative, led by the University of Phoenix Stadium/SMG, Visit Glendale, and WESTMARC, and featuring members from various businesses and organizations, has planned its inaugural event on Saturday, June 24, called West Valley Gives Rally and Treasure Walk. Festivities will include live entertainment, Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders, Big Red and other local sports mascots. The featured celebrities and honorary closing ceremony hosts will be Kurt Warner, two time NFL MVP, Super Bowl Champ, Hall of Fame inductee, and wife Brenda Warner, speaker, philanthropist, New York Times best-selling author, United States Marine, and mother of seven children. In addition, the West Valley Gives Rally and Treasure Walk will feature 50 non-profit agencies which will all benefit from the event.

Tickets to participate are $45 per person or $25 for children 6-12 years old. Children 5 and under are free; seniors and military are $35 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.westvalleygivesaz.com and will be available at the Stadium Ticket Office on event day. Sponsorships are available. Please call Shawnda Krohn at 623-433-7122 for more information. Ticket and sponsorship fees are tax deductible, as allowable by law, and net proceeds benefit Treasure House.

About Treasure House

Treasure House is a supported living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is the vision of Kurt and Brenda Warner, who believe all people should be provided with appropriate resources and opportunities to participate in meaningful and challenging activities, establish personal relationships, and contribute to their communities. For more information, please visit Treasure House online at www.treasurehouse.org.