THUNDERBIRDS CHARITIES AWARDS 60K GRANT TO SUPPORT NURSING PROGRAM AT UPWARD < Return to News
UPWARD is one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in Arizona serving children with special needs. A number of the children who attend UPWARD programs are severely disabled and medically fragile, therefore needing nursing services. As part of the Nursing Program, UPWARD has on staff two full time nurses to meet the needs of the children on campus.
Doug Carter, CEO, said, “We are extremely grateful for Thunderbirds Charities’ support of our Nursing Program. The children we serve at UPWARD have numerous challenges and could not attend programs on campus without nursing on-site.”
In addition to the grant for Nursing, Thunderbirds Charities also awarded 100K for the Campus Expansion Project completed in 2016.
“We’re extremely proud to help UPWARD continue to make a positive impact in our communities,” said Thunderbirds Charities President Carlos Sugich.
Thunderbirds Charities is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities. The organization’s giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona. The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. For more information on The Thunderbirds or the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com. For more information on Thunderbirds Charities, visit www.thunderbirdscharities.org.