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KTAR & Arizona Sports Give-A-Thon Raises more than $2 million for Phoenix Children’s
By Claire Natale - Tuesday Aug 23, 2022
The 22nd annual Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s, hosted by KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station and presented by Valley Hyundai Dealers and Ak-Chin Indian Community, raised $2,038,532. The week-long event took place August 15 to 19. Communities across Arizona gave money to support world-class care at Phoenix Children’s. The KTAR & Arizona Sports Give-A-Thon is the nation’s longest and most successful radiothon of its kind.

The event, broadcast over five days, included appearances from KTAR and Arizona Sports personalities, including Jim Sharpe, Jayme West, Mike Broomhead, Ron Wolfley, Luke Lapinski, Dan Bickley, Vince Marotta, Sarah Kezele, Jarrett Carlen, Larry Gaydos, Chad Benson, Dave Burns, John Gambadoro, Becky Lynn, and Dan Beach. All of the proceeds generated will directly benefit Phoenix Children’s Hope Fund, which funds essential equipment, operations, charitable care, Child Life resources, virtual care and research.

“To set a new record during these turbulent economic times showcases what amazing results can come from local, powerful, multiplatform storytelling by the most talented content team in the country combined with a generous community dedicated to caring for the future of our children,” Said Ryan Hatch, SVP/Market Manager Bonneville Phoenix. “We so grateful to our listeners and viewers, sponsors, teams partners, and of course the hundreds of volunteers for their wonderful support of the Give-A-Thon. Funds raised during Give-A-Thon make an impact on the delivery of expert, family-centered care for more than 204,319 patients each year.”

“We cannot thank KTAR, Arizona’s Sports Station and the local community enough for their support,” said Steve Schnall, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “The KTAR Give-A-Thon is an important reminder that when we put out the call, the community will step up and make sure kids get the top-notch healthcare they need.”

People were encouraged to become a Champion of Hope with a monthly gift of at least $20 or a one-time gift of at least $240. Those who sign up as a Champion of Hope, gift a teddy bear, in their name, to an existing Phoenix Children’s patient. It’s a chance to bring just a little bit of joy to a child working hard to get well. Give-A-Thon will return August 2023. If you missed Give-a-Thon, it’s not too late to donate. Visit to donate.

Give-A-Thon is made possible thanks to corporate sponsors: Your Valley Hyundai Dealers, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Desert Financial Credit Union, Mattamy Homes, Trane Heating and Cooling, Ace Hardware, Carl’s Jr., Red Bird Farms, Spinato’s Pizzeria, The UPS Store, Carl’s Jr., and community partners including American Textile Recycling Services, Angry Crab Shack, AZ Kidz Experience, On Q Financial, Oregano’s, Panda Express, Papa John’s Pizza, Toll Brothers, Inc. | Sterling Grove, Walgreens and Walmart.

About Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital – East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and seven community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. For more information about the hospital, visit