Tucson & Phoenix Back to School Supplies Giveaways HUGE Success

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back hosted two Back to School Supplies Giveaways in the Phoenix & Tucson areas. Our primary goal with each of these events was to give back and focus on helping local school aged kids in need.

The turn out was bigger than we’ve seen before! At the Phoenix Back to School Supplies Giveaway there was close to a 1,000 people that turned out!

Walking the Walking & Talking the Talk

Kevin Rowe is very passionate about making a difference in Arizona communities. He had the following to share regarding the 2018 Back to School Supplies Giveaways, “We want give back and help families. We also want to help kids get through any obstacles they have so they have an opportunity to learn, get a great education and make something of themselves so they have a great life.”

Watch this video and see for yourself the awesome turnout for both events. You’ll also learn more about the founding of the Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation:


Holmberg’s Heat Stroke Open $5k Donation

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s $5,000 Donation to Benefit Arizona Humane Society

Heat Stroke Open
(8/15/18 Update) The location of the 5th Annual Heat Stroke Open has been moved to McCormick Ranch Golf Course in Scottsdale. Start time and golfer rules have not changed.

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Lerner and Rowe Gives Back founder Kevin Rowe stopped by Arizona radio station 98KUPD to drop off a $5,000 check for the 2018 Holmberg’s Heat Stroke Open on August 25th at Talking Stick Resort.

Jim Holmberg shared his enthusiasm regarding the donation by commenting,”…with the Heat Stroke Open coming up on August 25th, this guy is dropping a check off for $5,000. Which will make this the biggest Heat Stroke Open donation to the Humane Society by far in any of the years we’ve done this.”

Holmberg also extended his appreciation for how Lerner and Rowe Gives Back teamed up with the radio station for the station’s annual Operation Hydration water drive. As part of that partnership, we’ve agreed to double any water donations the station receives in a collaborative effort to support the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s summer heat relief campaign. This partnership is in addition to our own water bottle collection drive.

Watch the video now for more details:

$1,000 Donation to Family of God Ministry’s 3rd Annual Back to School Giveaway

3rd Annual Back to School - Family of God MinistryWe are thrilled to announce that over 2,000 disadvantaged school aged youth in Tucson and Phoenix showed up for our annual Lerner and Rowe Back to School events. Even with these two community events behind us, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation is still not through assisting Arizona students prepare for the upcoming school year.

In addition to our previous efforts, our foundation is giving another $1,000 to support the Family of God Ministry’s 3rd Annual Back to School Giveaway.

This faith-based organization and their sponsors will distribute new backpacks, school supplies, socks, underwear and uniforms to children in need on Saturday, August 4th from 8 AM to 11 AM at Azukar Coffee in Phoenix (7246 S. Central Ave, Phoenix 85042).

For more details about the Family of God Ministry’s Back to School Giveaway, please contact Christina Aguilar at (602) 319-2080.

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.

Phoenix Back to School Giveaway

LRGB Phoenix Back-to-School GiveawayAugust is coming, and parents know what this means, back to school time! Lerner and Rowe Gives Back recognizes the importance of education and supports it every chance they get.

This year, Lerner and Rowe will provide school district- approved backpacks filled with supplies to elementary school aged children*.

Phoenix Back to School Giveaway Details

Join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back for their Phoenix Back-to-school giveaway on July 21st, from 10 AM to 12 PM at our South Phoenix location (52 E. Baseline PhoenixAZ  85042) to receive some fantastic giveaways (while supplies last).

For an exciting morning, you and your loved ones can enjoy Mr. Softie, partake in our popcorn or cotton candy machines and even get your favorite balloon animal made by our jolly clown.

Children must be present and accompanied by an adult.

*Limited supplies available as the backpacks will be given out on a first-come first-serve basis! Make sure you join us on the 21st!  We look forward to seeing you there.

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.