It was a win-win for the Arizona Coyotes this weekend, as the team skated to a 5-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, January 21. It was an even bigger win for the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, as they worked the phones during the game to raise funds for Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorder.
Throughout the game, patients and PCH representatives spoke with Fox Sports about the dire need for funds to support the new clinic, which is expected to open at the end of 2017. Patients were featured during a live telecast, and their parents described their personal experiences from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and noted how grateful they are for the services provided to their children. During the game, Arizona Coyotes staff answered phones to accept donations as patients shared their stories. Max Domi of the Coyotes even promoted the telethon from the phone bank!
Telethon donors received Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation bracelets to commemorate their donations and serve as a reminder of the good cause that their contributions support. Families of the clinic had the opportunity to attend the game first hand and watch the Coyotes’ victory.
The telethon raised over $57,184 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and all of us here at Phoenix Children’s appreciate the contributions of the Arizona Coyotes, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, and everyone who donated before and during the telethon.