Suns Charities Announce Date for “Jump BALL” Gala

Robin Milne is the head of Phoenix Suns Charities.
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Posted: Nov. 7, 2012

WHAT: Phoenix Suns Charities invites Valley residents to rub elbows with Phoenix Suns players, coaches and alumni at “The Jump BALL” on Saturday, March 2, a twist on the foundation’s annual gala. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

In honor of the Charities’ silver anniversary, “The Jump BALL” will serve as a throwback to 1988 – Phoenix Suns Charities’ founding year and the inaugural Phoenix Suns Charities gala, known then as “The Courtside Classic.” Each detail, from the live entertainment to the 80’s themed décor, will be inspired by the founding decade. This year’s gala will be chaired by Ray Artigue.

Tickets are now on sale for “The Jump BALL,” with all proceeds benefiting Phoenix Suns Charities, which works to improve the lives of Arizona youth and families. Sponsorship table options as well as limited individual tickets are available. For more information call 602-379-7767 or e-mail

WHO: Phoenix Suns players, coaches and alumni

WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

INFO: Since its inception 25 years ago, Phoenix Suns Charities has raised more than $13 million for Arizona children, giving youth a “step up” in the areas of education, health, human services, the arts, rehabilitation and sports and recreation. The Jump BALL will continue the fundraising tradition to aid the more than 125 charities that Phoenix Suns Charities supports annually.