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Phoenix Suns Jump Ball Raises $1 Million for Phoenix Suns Charities
By Lynette Carrington
Each year, the annual Phoenix Suns Jump Ball raises money for Phoenix Suns Charities, benefiting a variety of worthwhile organizations. This year’s event raised $1 million and attracted 800 attendees on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. The Jump Ball was presented by Annexus for the 10th consecutive year and featured dinner, dancing, a silent auction and an exciting performance by multi-platinum recording artist, Flo Rida.
Suns player Jared Dudley is a Jump Ball veteran and said, “The biggest thing for me is getting more money raised! Phoenix Suns Charities supports great causes. Anytime you have a great cause, your events only get bigger and better.” He is also personally supportive of the mission and programs of Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA.
Suns head coach Jay Triano is proud of what Phoenix Suns Charities is doing and how his players are involved in the commitment. Triano said of his team, “They’re good people. They care about the public, they care about the city and they look forward to events like this. They look forward to giving back to the public and thanking the people here that support all the community endeavors in which we take part.”
This season, Phoenix Suns Charities celebrates 30 years of giving back through its mission of supporting children and family services throughout Arizona. Since its inception in 1988, Phoenix Suns Charities has distributed more than $20 million to local non-profits and organizations.