Booker Leads Off the Court at 2019 Jump Ball

Posted By on January 24, 2019

The Event: 2019 Jump Ball

The Cause: Phoenix Suns Charities

Mission: Phoenix Suns Charities was founded in 1988 with the mission to benefit organizations that assist the needs of children and families in Arizona. Due to the generosity of fans and sponsors, and underwriting by the team, Phoenix Suns Charities has experienced steady growth and now distributes more than a million dollars annually to hundreds of local charities.

Lead Sponsors: Annexus, Blue Cross Blues Shield of Arizona & Fry’s Food Stores

Date held: January 11, 2019

Venue: Talking Stick Resort

Entertainment: The Hamptons & DJ Dean Michaels

Program highlight: Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver, Phoenix Suns Charities Executive Director Sarah Krahenbuhl led an incredible program with examples of how local youth have been impacted by the funds that Phoenix Suns Charities has invested into the community. Suns Guard Devin Booker then took the stage to announce his personal commitment of $2.5 million to Phoenix Suns Charities over the next 5 years.

Notable moment: The Phoenix Suns Rookies took to the audience to raise more funds by participating in a scavenger hunt that ended with a collection of bid paddles at the $100 level to raise more funds for the charity.

Photo Credit: Jill Rivera and Phoenix Suns

  • Chris Alvarez and The Gorilla
  • Suns Center Deandre Ayton
  • Suns Forward Josh Jackson
  • Suns Forward Kelly Oubre Jr.
  • Lyle Bighorn of Casino Arizona and Suzanne Durkin-Bighorn
  • Stephen Kruczek and Heather Macre
  • Pam and Mark Giannonatti
  • Tom Leander & Former ASU Coach Bill Frieder
  • Diane O'Malley, Jill Krigsten Riley and DeeDee Vecchione
  • Phoenix Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver and Devin Booker
  • Phoenix Suns Charities Executive Director Sarah Krahenbuhl
  • Natasha Aronov, Ashley Domres, Mallory Lebovitz, Ashley Bunch, Megan Schmitz, Lauren Henschen
  • Ben Stryczek, Chevy Humphrey, Sue Glawe, Leslie Rachels and Kristi Hedlund
  • Jump Ball 2019 Ballroom
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