2020 Maricopa County StandDown Supporters

Arizona Veterans Stand down Alliance

For nearly 20 years, the Arizona Housing Coalition’s Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance has brought community-based organizations together for a two-day event that offers assistance to Arizona homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.

Since 2016, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team has partnered with Fitz Madrid from 98KUPD to support the Maricopa County StandDown resource fair. This year we matched his listener donations dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. 

2020 Maricopa County StandDown details:

Dates: Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January, 24
Times: Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. | Services end at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum Arizona State Fairgrounds (​1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007)

Resources to be offered to local area U.S. military veterans and their families include:

  • VA Benefits Assistance
  • DES Benefits Assistance
  • Maricopa County & City Municipal Courts
  • MVD Services – IDs & driver licenses
  • Social Security Administration Services
  • Medical, Vision, & Behavioral Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • ​Employment Services
  • Education Services & Opportunities
  • Pet Care (all domestic animals welcome)
  • Haircuts & Hygiene
  • Emergency Shelter Solutions
  • On-site storage for personal items
  • Dental services provided by Central Arizona Dental Society’s Mission of Mercy 

For more information about the 2020 Maricopa StandDown resource fair, please contact the Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance directly at  [email protected] or by phone at (602) 340-9393. 


Watch this video of gratitude posted by Fitz Madrid thanking all those who helped raise $10,563 in support of the 2020 Maricopa StandDown.  

Thank you!

UGuys raised nearly $11,000 to help the Maricopa Standdown continue their mission of serving vetertans here in Phoenix. Thanks to U and to the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation for all the generosity! More info here: https://www.azhousingcoalition.org/avsa.html

Posted by Fitz Madrid on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2019 National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner Sponsors

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back sponsored the 2019 National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on January 17 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

The ceremony included the naming of high school, collegiate, and professional ranking quarterbacks as National Quarterbacks of the Year. NFL players Rich Gannon and Drew Bledsoe were also inducted into the National Quarterback Club Hall of Fame.  

Additionally, Kevin and Ashlyn Rowe attended the ceremony to further show our support of the outstanding athletes who were selected to be honored for their achievements and social affinity on and off the playing field.

2019 Quarterback Award Winners

  • High school: Bryce Young—Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA)
  • College: Joe Burrow—Louisiana State University
  • Professional: Drew Bees—New Orleans Saints

Supporters of Inaugural Courage Ball in Las Vegas

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Holds Inaugural Courage Ball

Our team is honored to pay tribute to the memory of Dana Marshall-Bernstein by supporting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Inaugural Courage Ball. During this special evening, Dana’s advocacy efforts are to be recognized for having been a catalyst in the search to find a cure. Her passion to support the more than 3.1 million Americans affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis lives on through her family, friends, and others who want to make a difference.  

Inaugural Courage Ball details:

The Courage Ball begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas (3960 S. Las Vegas Blvd.). 

We encourage others to join us in supporting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. To learn more specifics about the Inaugural Courage Ball, call (702) 680-0036, email [email protected], or visit crohnscolitisfoundation.org/courage-ball-0.

Nevada Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Sixth Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) 

For the sixth year, local community and statewide first responders will be recognized at a free family event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This annual event was first created as a means to show how greatly these law enforcement agents are appreciated for their continuous efforts to protect and serve Nevada residents and visitors.

Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite blue attire and to be prepared for fun, food, and meet and greet opportunities with lots of everyday heroes

2020 Las Vegas L.E.A.D Highlights

DATE: January 11, 2020
TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Police Memorial Park (3250 Metro Academy Way, Las Vegas, NV 89129) 

Face painters and balloon artists will bring out grins and giggles, while the following local food trucks will satisfy hunger cravings: Strip Cheeze, World’s Greatest Corndogs, Slidin’ Thru, Churros 101, and Grouchy John’s Coffee.

Other event highlights include displays from:

  • Las Vegas Metro Police Departments Mounted, K-9, and SWAT units
  • Las Vegas Search & Rescue
  • North Las Vegas Police Department
  • Henderson Police Department
  • Nevada Highway Patrol
  • Clark County School District Police
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas Police
  • Las Vegas City Marshals

We encourage others to join our Las Vegas outreach team at the sixth annual L.E.A.D event. Hope to see you there!


Photos from 2020 L.E.A.D Event in Las Vegas:

Casa Central Volunteer Project

Chicago Educational Arts & Crafts Session at Casa Central

Our Chicagoland Outreach team is starting the new year strong! This week, several staff members participated in a Casa Central volunteer project.

Since 1954, Casa Central has delivered evidence-based, award-winning programming in response to the needs of the Hispanic community. Our volunteer staff worked on an educational craft with the center’s Early Learning Academy.

Each child had the opportunity to decorate a cardboard roll, color a letter of the alphabet, and a picture that corresponded. At the end of our Casa Central volunteer project, we lined up each letter in order and practiced our alphabet on some fun worksheets.

What a great group of bright and energetic children to work with! Thanks to Casa Central for all that you do to help inspire and develop the lives of these wonderful children!


2020 Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair Sponsorship

Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair 2020

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is excited to announce its sponsorship of the Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair for the fourth year in a row. A portion of the proceeds from this fun event will be donated to local charities in Lake Havasu City.

Tell Me More About this Event

Make sure you don’t miss a moment of the Havasu Balloon Fest. Here’s everything you need to know:

Where: Lake Havasu State Park.
When: Thursday, January 9 through Sunday, January 12
What Times?
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wondering if you can park your RV? You sure can. Simply follow the instructions on havasuballoonfest.com to take advantage of the Fest sponsored RV spots.

What Is There to Do at the Havasu Balloon Festival?

It isn’t only about hot air! There will be live music, tethered and untethered balloon rides, VIP dinners, police K-9 demonstrations, bubble artists, and all kinds of vendors. Enjoy food and drink while taking in airshow demonstrations or multiple mass ascensions of balloons.

Also, you won’t want to miss out on the Balloonfest 5K race, Golf Tournament, or the Classic Car Show. Be sure to register for these exciting events, or learn more about them, on their website.The entire event promises to be jaw dropping fun for all ages.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 928-505-2440.


Photos from the 2020 Lake Havasu Balloon Festival:


Photos from the 2019 Havasu Balloon Festival:

KRGB Booth at Lake Havasu Balloon Fest

5th Annual Holmberg’s Happy Ending Comedy Show

Holmberg's Happy EndingA Charitable Night of Laughter, Good Spirits, & Fun

As a repeat event sponsor of Holmberg’s Happy Ending Comedy Show, we invite you to give back and enjoy an evening of hilarity hosted by John Holmberg. $1 from each ticket you purchase goes to one of our favorite organizations, the Arizona Humane Society.

This all-ages fundraiser takes place on Saturday, December 21 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. Theatre doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show starting at 8:00 p.m.*

Headline comedy acts* will be presented by:

  • Bryan Callen
  • Frank Caliendo
  • Adam Ray

5th Annual Holmberg’s Happy Ending Tickets

Buy your ticket(s) now at celebritytheatre.ticketforce.com, by phone at 602-267-1600, or in person at the venue box office. Holiday office party packages are also available for groups over 10 for $5 off a ticket at the venue box office or by phone only.

Ticket prices* for Holmberg’s Happy Ending:
Rows 1-7 $53
Rows 8-14 $46
Rows 15-25 $36

(*Times, ticket prices, and line-up are subject to change.)

 

Surprise Las Vegas Christmas Gift Pop-Up

Bringing a Little Love, Light, and Happiness at Christmastime

Our community partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department joined us for a surprise Christmas gift giveaway pop-up. Kevin and Glen also had fun giving away Walmart gift cards to those who joined us live online.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who supports us and for those who have allowed us to help them in their time of need. Additionally, we wish all of you a blessed, healthy, and happy holiday season.


Photos from the 2019 Las Vegas Christmas gift surprise pop-up:

#LovePup It’s Hip to Chip Holiday Event

Our team was at #LovePup’s It’s Hip to Chip Holiday Event in Phoenix on Saturday, December 7 handing out pet bandannas and freebies. At the event #LovePup joined with AZPetVet to once again offer FREE microchips to personally-owned pets for the holidays!

Pet owners who were behind on licensing or renewing their dog’s pet licence were also given the opportunity to get licensed and up-to-date without penalties.  

What Is the Hip to Chip Program?

#LovePup’s It’s Hip to Chip program is an ongoing Maricopa County program that provides a FREE microchip to every dog that gets adopted from the county shelters. Microchips serve as important permanent identification that gets implanted in your dog so they can be scanned and later reunited with you if they ever get lost. 

Our team is thrilled to be a major sponsor of the #LovePup Foundation and their continuous efforts to look after the welfare of animals. 


 

McKenna Youth Foundation’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party

McKenna Youth Foundation10 Year Supporters & Bike Assemblers

The McKenna Youth Foundation’s annual Children’s Holiday Party is what this season of goodwill and giving is all about—a community coming together to help their fellow neighbors who may be working to overcome economic obstacles in their lives.

For the past ten years our team has been actively involved in assisting the McKenna Youth Foundation during the holiday season. Each year we look forward to assembling bikes for disadvantaged youth in Phoenix and directly interacting with their other family members.

2019 McKenna Youth Foundation Children’s Holiday Celebration Details

Date: December 7, 2019
Location: Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant (7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85020)

Participation of children and families is by invitation only. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Terri Damiani with the McKenna Youth Foundation at (602) 332-9601.


Photos from 2019 McKenna Youth Foundation’s Holiday Party: