Discounted NHRA Drag Racing Tickets for First Responders

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Lerner and Rowe Partner With NHRA and 98KUPD to Offer Discounted Tickets

Lerner and Rowe is not only proud to once again be a marketing partner with 98KUPD and the National Hot Rod Association® (NHRA) for the 2020 NHRA Arizona Nationals, but also to offer 20% off ticket purchases as a “Thank You” to first responders and members of the military.

For 2020, the NHRA Arizona Nationals – Championship Drag Races hit the track from February 21 – 23 at Wild Horse Pass (WHP) Motorsports Park (20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226).

Discounted Tickets for Arizona First Responders and Military 

Verified first responders and members of the military can access the discount through GovX

And since every ticket includes a pit pass, those who attend will get:

  • Direct access to the teams
  • Time with highly-skilled team mechanics as they service their hot rods between rounds
  • Autographs from favorite NHRA drivers

General admission tickets can be purchased online at nhra.com or by calling 800-884-NHRA (6472). All children 12 and under will be admitted free in general admission areas with a paid adult. 

2020 Tucson Heart and Stroke Ball Sponsors

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to once again sponsor the Tucson Heart and Stroke Ball benefiting the American Heart Association. 

For 2020, guests will be transported to an exotic locale as the venue at the Westin La Paloma Resort is transformed into “1001 Persian Nights.” Join us at this delightfully elegant and charitable evening on February 15 at 6:00 p.m. Highlights include an authentic Persian dinner and exciting live auction with fabulous prizes up for grabs.

Tucson Heartfelt Contributions      

A portion of your ticket purchase(s), heart appeal donations, and winning auction bids will be used to fund lifesaving research and educational programs to fight heart disease and stroke in the Tucson area. 

For more information about the 2020 Tucson Heart and Stroke Ball, please contact McKensie Neff with the American Heart Association at 520-917-7526 or [email protected]


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Distracted Driving Seminar at SLAM Nevada

Our Las Vegas Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team spent the past two days at the Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Nevada (SLAM Nevada), where high school seniors were given the opportunity to experience how quickly a disaster can happen if they drive distracted. It was an educational two days for the seniors to see just how the slightest distraction could end up in a disaster.

“Car accidents happen every day because another driver was too busy on their phone to pay attention to what was going on around them. That’s why our outreach team is putting on distracted driving seminars in Las Vegas high schools. We want to show young drivers how simple distractions can lead to serious consequences.” —Glen Lerner

To arrange for our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team to put on a Distracted Driving Simulator at your Las Vegas area school, please contact Guy Williams at (702) 525-2835 or via email at [email protected].  


Proud to Support Special Olympics Arizona’s Putting Challenge

2020 Special Olympics Arizona’s Putting Challenge

Since 2012, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has supported Special Olympics Arizona’s Putting Challenge. This year’s event took place on the second day of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the TPC Scottsdale’s stadium putting range. 

Kevin and Ashlyn Rowe joined Special Olympians, celebrities, and other business leaders from the Valley to take part in the friendly competition. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley, Arizona Cardinals superstar receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and Arizona Coyotes legend Shane Doan were also on hand. 

The 2020 one-hour San Tan Ford Special Olympics Putting Challenge helped to raise awareness about the different athletic programs offered by Special Olympics Arizona that help individuals with intellectual disabilities find their own path to empowerment.


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.


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Photos from the 2019 Havasu Balloon Festival:

KRGB Booth at Lake Havasu Balloon Fest