Using Sports to Fundraise for Phoenix Children’s Patients


Hi, my name is Asher Nelson. I’m a 13 year old, 8th grader who plays Golf, Football, & Lacrosse (I love to Snowboard too). I’ve started an on-going fundraiser for Phoenix Children’s Hospital to use my athletics to help raise money for PCH kids throughout the year. 

Will You Please Make A Pledge Commitment
  • Sunday 12/11/2022 was the last tournament chance for me to SCORE 4 KIDS in 2022. In the two tournaments, I was able to shoot 19 Pars and 6 Birdies.  Because of your Pledging support, those tournament rounds SCORED 4 KIDS over $4,258!!!

This concludes your pledge for 2022.  You will soon receive an email directly from PCH explaining how to complete the donation, as well as tax deduction forms after.

I will be starting a new Ongoing Pledge Season beginning in the New Year, so ask for your support again in 2023.  Please hit the SCORE 4 KIDS link to make a 2023 PLEDGE!!

Thank all of you for your generosity this past season & TOGETHER let’s SCORE (more) 4 KIDS in 2023!

About Me

When I was younger my sister & I got golfers at a local course to donate to PCH –in exchange for free coffee and golf balls we’d collected.  This summer I had the idea to use sports to better fundraise for all the kids at PCH.  The idea is to ask for pledges for every birdie or par I make in competitive golf, touchdown thrown in football, or goal scored in lacrosse. 

Never did I think I might actually find myself in PCH! But 2 months ago I was sacked in a football game, my leg was broken and I needed surgery.  While the incredible orthopedics team was there to fix me up, most kids at PCH have much more serious needs and truly depend on PCH’s amazing care.  So while I was recovering, the PCH fundraising squad helped me launch this effort and SCORING 4 KIDS was born!

After being in a wheelchair for two weeks and a boot for a month, I’m now getting much stronger and have started walking freely again. I have a few more months of physical therapy ahead but am looking forward to a new 2023 SCORING 4 KIDS on-going campaign starting January.  So, PLEASE make a pledge below to join me as I compete in 2023!

Asher in a boot golfing

More About SCORING 4 KIDS

Everything you need to know, to make a difference for critically ill and injured children, with sports.

Hey Kids! YOU can SCORE 4 KIDS too in 2023!

Coming soon next year you’ll be able to use your own sports (our any interest really) to help PCH by clicking a link to easily start your own your own SCORING 4 KIDS web page!  Then everyone you get to pledge can follow your competitions and results…so can the kids at PCH!  It’ll be easy to set up, be fun to do, and will help raise even more funds for PCH!

About Phoenix Children’s

Phoenix Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties.

  • ALL patients are accepted and treated, regardless of their ability to pay and about 51% of patient families have little or no private medical insurance
  • Within 5 years, 1 in 4 Arizona children will have received care from a Phoenix Children’s provider.
  • Over 70 programs and services rely on community donations such as animal-asssisted therapy, art therapy, 1 Darn Cool School, Child Life, and many, many more!
  • Over 2,000 patients traveled from out of state and across the world to Phoenix Children’s for care
  • Phoenix Children’s is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the state of Arizona. We are one of 59 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers in the country. Arizona is one of 27 states that has a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.
Tax Deduction & Credit Information

I’m told to mention that your donations may tax deductible, but that I’m obviously not a tax advisor and don’t know about all that, so you should consult with one if that’s important to you. But if you are an Arizona resident, your contribution may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit too! For more information, visit the Definitive Guide for the Arizona Tax Credit HERE.

Thank you as TOGETHER we SCORE 4 KIDS at PCH!