Tucson Backpack & School Supply Giveaway

Tucson Back to School Giveaway 2018It’s almost time for the kids to head back to the classroom to hit the books. This can be a stressful time with mixed feelings from both parents and their children.

To help ease some of the back-to-school anxiety your family might be feeling, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is excited to announce our much anticipated Tucson Back to School Event and Giveaway!

We’ll be giving away 400 backpacks and school supplies that should help take some of the back-to-school shopping pressure off you.*

Come to the Back to School Giveaway in Tucson

Join us on July 24th at 2943 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, in the Pizza Hut parking lot from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will have pizza provided by Pizza Hut, as well as popcorn and cotton candy to fuel the fun!

Be sure to come early as supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come first-served basis while they last.

Please reach out to Cindy Ernst with any questions by calling 602-977-1900 or via email at [email protected].


*Backpacks, school supplies and food items will be handed out while supplies last.

$1500 Donation to Military Assistance Mission

MAM | Military Assistance MissionAt Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, we proudly continue to show our support of Arizona military members and their families by donating $1,500 to the Military Assistance Mission (MAM) based out of Phoenix, Arizona. This organization shares our beliefs in giving back to those in need.

You can also show your support of the Military Assistance Mission through:

For more information about how to get involved and give back to MAM and the many supportive programs they offer, go to azmam.org.

Four Pets for Four Vets Donation Match

4 Pets for Vets Donor Sponsors


Kevin Rowe upped the ante by agreeing to give Soldier’s Best Friends a total of $8,500 to help bump the total funds raised for Veterans to just under $60k! 

The original amount Lerner and Rowe Gives Back planned to donate was $4,500. It was then raised to $5,000.

However, during Kevin’s on-air interview with KSLX, a grand total amount was announced for the fundraiser. At that point he decided to increase the total donation amount to $8,500.

Which helped bump the final tally to just under $60k – so 12 Veteran’s will be paired with a service companion!!! On average Soldier’s Best Friend pairs an approximately 60 soldiers and dog a year.

Listen to Kevin’s KSLX FM interview now regarding Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s donation to Soldier’s Best Friend.

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Donation Match to Benefit Soldier’s Best Friends

Soldier’s Best Friend is an Arizona-based 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization who are dedicated to pair, train and provide service dogs and at no cost to the veteran. All this week Mark and Neanderpaul of KSLX team up with Soldier’s Best Friend to help raise funds to cover the costs of pairing four specialty-trained dogs with four Vets with disabilities. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back loves how these radio hosts are taking action to make a difference in the lives of four local combat Veterans.

To help reach this goal of pairing four pets with four Vets, we’ve agreed to pitch in and match up to $4,500 in donations – the price of one dog!

Join us is giving back! Make a donation now at kslx.com/4-pets-for-vets.

Forever Homes for Forever Friends

Once a Veteran and dog are paired, they will train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others.

How are two lives saved at once? Because another exemplary quality of Soldier’s Best Friend is that most of the dogs the organization works with are rescued from local shelters.

So donations not only help improve the life of a Vet living with a disability, they also help a homeless dog be placed into a forever home!


6th Annual Centennial High School Football Golf Tournament Sponsors

Charity Golf Fundraiser

Packbackers Booster Club - Centennial High School

Tee Off for Centennial High School Football Program

Lerner and Rowe gives back to Centennial High School Football athletes by sponsoring their 6th Annual Golf Tournament hosted by the Centennial Packbackers Booster Club. The charity event takes place at GCU Golf Resort in Phoenix on Saturday, June 9th, 2018.

Budget Cuts Chopping Away at School Sports Programs

Due to budget cuts effecting high school sports, a portion of funds raised from the golf tournament will directly assist these local student athletes. Most importantly, offset team expenses no longer covered.

Doing so gives the team a chance to focus on the game. And, less on whether or not there are funds for:

  • New uniforms;
  • Much needed equipment;
  • Player camps;
  • Field repairs; and,
  • Other items.

The temporary switch from the football field to golf greens also makes for a fun fundraising alternative.

Tradition of Success

The Centennial High School football program has a tradition of success reflected by the team’s wins to include: Arizona Division II State Champions for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014 and 2017. The Packbackers group of volunteers and friends of the football players and coaching staff make all the difference in supporting the continued success of the program.

To learn more about Centennial Football’s annual golf tournament Lerner and Rowe supports, contact Chris Baker at 602-558-4916.

Get Better Acquainted with the Centennial Packbackers Booster Club

The Packbackers are a nonprofit 501c(3) group compiled of a group of volunteers that include family members, parents, alumni and friends of Centennial Football players and coaching staff. All of whom dedicate themselves to providing financial support for the continued success of the Centennial High School football program.

If you would like to get involved in supporting the team, feel free to contact a Packbacker Board Member.

Summer Heat Relief Water Drive 2018

Water Bottle Drop-Off Locations to Benefit Homeless and Homebound

For the sixth consecutive year, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back hosts Code:Red Heat Relief water bottle drop-off locations for the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Our team also donated $7,500 directly to the Mission to help kick-off their annual heat relief campaign. In addition, we contributed $5,000 towards 98 KUPD’s Operation Hydration, which also benefits Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code:Red Heat Relief campaign. PLUS, our offices located outside of the Phoenix area will also accept water bottle donations to be donated to local charitable groups.

Our monetary donations and water bottle collection efforts will be used to help save the lives of the homeless throughout the next few months of elevated heat, as well as those financially disadvantaged and homebound elderly!

Code:Red Summer Heat Relief

Summer Heat Relief Drop Off Locations

You can help join the fight against heat-related illnesses, injuries and even deaths that can be brought on by Arizona’s hot summer months. All you have to do is drop-off cases of bottled water at any of our following Arizona law office locations during regular business hours (please note offices are closed for holidays):

South Phoenix (Baseline Road)

52 E. Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2018

Phoenix (Camelback Road)

2701 E. Camelback Rd #140, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018


6766 W. Glendale Ave., Suite #105, Glendale, AZ 85303
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018

Bottled Water Saves Lives

7200 W Bell Rd D2, Glendale, AZ 85308
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018


535 E McKellips Rd, #105, Mesa, AZ 85203
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018

Mesa / Gilbert

5022 S. Power Rd, #104, Mesa, AZ 85212
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018

9897 W. McDowell Rd,#B-235, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018

1651 S. Fourth Avenue B-4, Yuma, AZ 85364
Hours: Call for location hours (928-344-6200)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018

Bullhead City
1850 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Hours: Call for location hours (928-923-6777)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018

2200 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
Hours: Call for location hours (520-977-1900)
Collection Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018


Please contact Cindy Ernst with any questions about the Lerner and Rowe drop off locations by dialing 602-977-1900 or via email at [email protected] To learn more about 98 KUPD’s Operation Hydration, contact Holmberg’s Morning Sickness Producer, Dick Toledo by filling out a contact form online at http://98kupd.com/operation-hydration.

Results for 5th Annual Charity Golf Classic

$283K Raised for Arizona Charities

We are excited to share that thanks to the generosity of our community and individual sponsors, we raised $283K at the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back 5th Annual Charity Golf Classic! That is $83K more than last year.  Most importantly, 100% of that amount will directly benefit local charitable groups and organizations throughout Arizona!

For those not able to join us for all the fun at the beautiful Talking Stick Golf Club, enjoy the following images and video that captured a few highlights.

5th Annual Charity Golf Classic Photo Gallery

Video of 5th Annual Charity Golf Classic


John McCormick “Chip In FORE Kids” Charity Golf Classic Sponsors

Bullhead City - Charity Golf to Benefits BGCSponsor and Support Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back shows our support for the local Boys and Girls Club of the Colorado River as a sponsor of the 30th Annual John McCormick “Chip In FORE Kids” Charity Golf Classic in Bullhead City, Arizona.

“Chip In FORE Kids” Details

El Rio Golf Club (1 Paseo El Rio, Mojave Valley, Ariz. 86440)

Friday, May 11th | 6:00 pm – Registration and Calcutta Party
Saturday, May 12th | 7:30 am – Shot Gun Start (post tournament luncheon follows at end of play)

Other highlights include hole-in-one prizes of a $25,000 vehicle, cruise for two, or other great items! Players also have a chance at winning cash prizes that equal 50% of entry fee.

For registration information call 928-763-1411, or go online to clubriver.org for more details.

First Adopted Dog to Take Part in #LovePup ‘Hip to Chip’ Program

‘Hip to Chip’ Free Microchip Program Benefits MCACC Adopted Dogs

The ‘Hip to Chip” program was created from a partnership between the #LovePup Foundation and our team at Lerner and Rowe Gives Back. Through this program, every dog adopted from a Mesa or Phoenix Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) location will be sent home with a free microchip!

‘Hip to Chip’ May 1st Program Launch

Today was the launch date for the free Phoenix and Mesa ‘Hit to Chip’ microchip program. We were excited to join our community partners and witness the first adopted dog to benefit from the program.

“We are excited to partner with #LovePup to fund this progressive initiative. We know that the love and happiness a four-legged family member brings is one of a kind,” says attorney Kevin Rowe. “We are a family of avid dog-lovers, ourselves. Every dog deserves to find a good home filled with love. Microchips make sure that they’re never separated from that home.”

Photos from the program of the ‘Hip to Chip’ program:


The Benefits of Microchips

Microchips offer many benefits to both animals and pet owners, such as:

  • Making it quicker for owners to be reunited with a lost pet.
  • Easier to identify a lost dog.
  • Less worry for pet owner – no collar or tag to loose.
  • Reduction in the number of lost / homeless dogs on the streets.
  • And lastly, microchips help reduce the number of unidentified strays at animal shelters.

To learn more about The #LovePup Foundation’s ‘Hip to Chip’ initiative and other foster care and adoption efforts,  visit www.LovePupFoundation.org. 

Watch a news clip about ‘Hip to Chip’ now:


10th Annual Canine Walk for Cops in Tucson

Title Sponsorship Benefits Tucson Area Law Enforcement Officers


Tucson Canine Walk for Cops
Title Sponsor

Lerner and Rowe is pleased to give back by sponsoring the 10th Annual Canine Walk for Cops. The family-fun event takes place on April 21st at the University of Arizona Mall.  Four-legged furry family members are also invited to join in the fun.

Proceeds from the event benefit the needs of Tucson area law enforcement officers, including K9 Officers and the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation.

Funds raised will be directly used towards providing critical life-saving equipment, technology and training for Tucson area Officers, which also covers the four-legged Officer.

Canine Walk for Cops Details & Highlights

Registration for the walk begins at 7 am; the walk begins at 8 am.

Other walk highlights include:

  • An incredible demonstration by the TPD, MPD and UAPD K9 Units.
  • Opportunities to meet and mingle with Tucson Area Handlers and K9 Officers.
  • A chance to take part in demonstrations with K9 Officers.

Since the walk is limited to the first 300 registered doggies, early enrollement is encourages. Learn more about registration and participation with the 10th Annual Canine Walk for Cops at soazlef.org/canine-walk