Beach Ball 2017 Raises Over $1.1 Million

BB-blog-Auction-featured-image-400x400pxNearly 900 guests escaped the Arizona desert for the beaches of Cape Cod during the 24th Annual Beach Ball at Scottsdale Hangar One. Navy and white Kennedy chic attire and nautical-themed décor transported guests to the exclusive Atlantic coast destination. Chaired by Susan Menchaca and Cristina St.Clair, Beach Ball raised more than $1.1 million.

The evening’s proceeds will benefit the Hospital’s Department of Surgery. Surgeons perform more than 20,000 operations annually at Phoenix Children’s, but the program will need to double in the next five years to provide care for all the children and teens needing care.

Funds raised will help the program continue to recruit the very best surgeons and build additional operating room space to meet growing demand. Read more about Beach Ball 2017 on our blog, and find photos from the event on Flickr. Also, be sure to save the date for the 25th Annual Beach Ball: Saturday, March 3, 2018.

About Beach Ball

Over the past two decades, Beach Ball has been a vital source of funding for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Our guests and sponsors have raised nearly $17 million to help patients and families – all while having a ball. Each year, guests experience a new theme and destination.


Planning for the 25th annual Beach Ball 2018 is underway. Save the Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018.


Image Credit: Chris Martino on Flickr