Rock The Rooftop Raises $55,000 for Local Organizations; First-Ever Scottsdale Event Makes Contributions to Riot Gives Back, Make-A-Wish Arizona
By Alison Bailin -
Saturday Jan 07, 2023
Rock The Rooftop, a first-year charity concert that took place under the stars on the W Hotelâ€™s exclusive WET Deck in December and featured performances by Bailey Zimmerman, Nate Smith, and Loud Luxury, raised $55,000 for local organizations in its inaugural year benefitting Riot Gives Back which shared the proceeds with Make-A-Wish Arizona. Event committee members, including its co-founders John Creighton, Jason Adler, and Dillan Micus, joined together with the Scottsdale Mayor and Scottsdale City Councilmembers on Jan. 6 at the W Hotel to celebrate the organizations and present them with $27,500 donations.
â€œRock The Rooftop is an event that brings a lot of good to so many people,â€ said Adler. â€œWe are proud to be able to help these two charities in their important missions. John Creighton, Dillan Micus, and I look forward to continuing the success of this charitable event for years to come.â€
The funds donated to Riot Gives Back will benefit the organizationâ€™s mission to support first responders, military members and veterans and their families, and the compassionate care of children.
The funds donated to Make-A-Wish Arizona will help the organization continue to grant life-changing wishes for Arizona children with critical illnesses.
â€œRiot Hospitality Group is in five states and growing and that is a testament to Ryan and the group,â€ said Ortega. â€œAnd Scottsdale is home to Make-A-Wish. Today is about two wonderful homegrown, wonderful non-profits assisting people with jobs and opportunities downtown and young lives that are still learning to walk or read. We are an amazing city.â€
â€œWe are grateful to Rock The Rooftop for this amazing donation,â€ said Hibbert. â€œWe are fortunate to be able to start a foundation that can help so many lives and we just getting started.â€