The Saguaros event raises funds to benefit Children’s Charities Foundation
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The Saguaros are pleased to announce the 2024 Olympiad fundraiser, now in its 25th year, will take place Friday, April 19, at Scottsdale Stadium, with the games kicking off at noon.
The Olympiad, often referred to as an adult field day, is the culmination of a massive effort by the Phoenix residential and commercial real estate community to raise funds on behalf of The Saguaros for Arizona children’s charities.
The Olympiad includes the Agents Benefiting Children division and Brokers for Kids division, according to a press release.
The ABC division includes teams of residential real estate professionals, and the BFK division includes teams of commercial real estate professionals, the release states.
“The Olympiad is a pretty unique fundraiser, because we have hundreds of real estate professionals who passionately raise funds on behalf of The Saguaros for months, then come together to have a huge party on the field of Scottsdale Stadium to celebrate our community impact,” says this year’s Olympiad Chair, John Theis. “It’s a lot of work, and a ton of fun!”
The Olympic-style competition includes a variety of lawn games including corn hole, kong pong, pop a shot, pickleball skill shot, and dodgeball. The public is welcome to support the cause by purchasing a $100 general admission ticket, which includes food and drink, music, and entry to the beer garden spectator area to view the Olympiad competitors.
Last year’s Olympiad raised over $800,000 and Mr. Theis says this year’s goal is to raise $1 million.