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Golf tourney benefi ts ASU water ski team
To raise scholarships funds for Arizona State student athletes, the ASU Water Ski Hole sponsor, $200
Team holds its 14th annual Golf Tourney and Awards Banquet Saturday, Nov. 8 at Individual player, $140
the Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch at Power and Queen Creek roads in Gilbert. Companies or individuals donating merchandise or services for the Awards
Registration is at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon and awards banquet Banquet auction are recognized in the tournament brochure and at the auction
following at 5:30 p.m. Channel 15 sportscaster Steve Irvin of Southern Chandler table, along with participants donating items, coupons and services for goodie
emcees the dinner. bags.
A number of sponsorship opportunities are available including: Those interested in either playing or sponsorship should call Brad
Tournament host, $3,000, including two complimentary foursomes Stevenson, water ski team coach and tournament president, at 480-215-7696
Towel sponsor, $3,000, receives two complimentary entry fees or email rbstevensondev@aol.com. Additional information is available at
Shirt sponsor, $1,500, receives two complimentary entry fees www.asuwaterskiteam.com.
Cap and visor sponsor, $1,000, receives two complimentary entry fees
Foursome sponsor, $560
Volunteers needed for Salvation Army
Help those in need this holiday season by spending a typical two-hour time span. Christmas Assistance Volunteers are also needed in other ways, including
time at the Salvation Army in Chandler. applicants must be residents of Chandler, Gilbert, for the food bank, a gift wrapping booth, bell ringing,
Some 800 families are expected to be served this Higley, Queen Creek or Sun Lakes. kettle counting, kettle drivers, gift wrapping booth,
year, and volunteers are needed to help register Contact Capt. Angelina Koenig at 480-963-2041, ext. toy sorting, Christmas distribution plus after-school
families during the Christmas Assistance Registration 12, for dates and to volunteer. and homework tutoring and collecting and organizing
period. In addition, helpers are needed on Thanksgiving hygiene kits.
Capt. Jason Koenig says they need at least eight to Day when the Salvation Army will provide dinner To help, contact Capt. Jason Koenig at 480-963-
10 volunteers for every two- to three-hour sign-up for nearly 800 people from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 2041, ext. 11.
period, when 60 to 70 families will come in during Chandler Community Center.
Adoption from Page 10
She also cautions potential parents against thinking it’s worth it to help even if it hurts me and frustrates parent or adopting a child through the state, contact
they don’t have what it takes to help a child. me. If we don’t help these children, they will most Reck at 480-345-9555 or visit www.aafcaz.org.
“I can’t tell you the number of people who say, likely become the next generation of abusers.”
‘Oh, I could never do that. It would be too hard to let She is quick to note that the advantages of having *To protect her privacy, the name and age of the
them go,’” says Barto. “To that I say, yes, it’s going to this special role in a child’s life far outweigh the child in this story have been changed.
be painful. But I think it’s better to have helped them diffi culties.
than to not have helped. We’re the adults here and we “Our biggest reward is watching these children
Miriam Van Scott of Kerby Estates is a freelance writer and
can handle it. heal,” Barto says. “Being a foster/adoptive parent is
Chandler transplant from the Washington, D.C. area. She can be
reached at Miriam@SanTanSun.com.
“The other thing I hear is, ‘You’re a saint to do that.’ truly the most rewarding thing we’ve ever done.”
I’m not a saint. I’m just a normal person who’s decided For more information about becoming a foster
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