Ability360 breakfast fundraising event helps fuel day-to-day operations
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
Ability360 hosted its fundraising breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 26, with nearly 400 community leaders and supporters attended and raised over $110,000.
The breakfast was provided by Vincent on Camelback and Black Rifle Coffee and took place on the basketball courts, according to a press release.
Arizona Complete Health was the presenting sponsor and the funds will support all the programs at the Sports & Fitness Center including youth, sports teams, military and 360Outdoors, the release states.
In partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cory Hahn, assistant director, player personnel; as well as Arizona State University Head Basketball Coach Bobby Hurley, the community came together to raise vitally needed funds to help sustain Ability360’s Sports & Fitness programs.
Mr. Hahn did a video interview on the road with the Diamondbacks during the World Series to talk about his journey after a spinal cord injury while playing for ASU Baseball and how he used the Sports & Fitness Center to rehabilitate and gain strength physically and mentally.
Mr. Hurley shared his story after surviving a car accident nearly 30 years with Valley sports leader and founder of Sports360AZ, Brad Cesmat.
Mike McQuaid, a longtime community philanthropist who passed away in 2020 was honored. Mr. McQuaid and his business partner, Jim Whitehead, were instrumental in helping to start the 360Breakfast in 2018.