Get ready to build hope and healing one dig at a time during Phoenix Children's Big Dig For Kids, presented by SUNDT, which makes its grand return on Saturday, November 2, 2024! This event is a great way for our patients to enjoy the wonder of our construction community through the power of play.

Imagine a day where construction excitement meets boundless wonder, all while bringing smiles to some of Arizona's bravest kids. This invite-only affair brings patients and their families into a world of possibilities. They'll get to take the reins of an excavator, soar to new heights on a scissor lift, explore heavy machinery up close, and unleash their creativity through crafts and activities in the Kid Zone. And rest assured, it's all within the confines of a safe and secure construction site environment.

In 2023, more than 2,000 participants came together for an unforgettable experience. Curious to catch a glimpse of the magic? Check out our video below and immerse yourself in the joy of the event!

Since 2016, Big Dig For Kids has raised approximately $1.2 million for pediatric cancer research.

2023 Big Dig Recap






Construction Equipment (moving & static, vehicles/pieces)


Sponsors & Donors


Kid Zone Booths



Check out photos of previous Big Digs!

Learn more about what you’ll see and our sponsors!

Sundt Construction
PCL Construction
Kinney Construction Services
Empire Cat

Board of Directors

2023 Board of Directors

David Heiman
VP of Sales & Marketing
AWP Safety

Heidi Marshall
SVP, Commercial C&I Team Leader
Bell Bank

Cassondra Conte
Senior Marketing Director
Brycon Construction

Kevin Somerville
Vice President, General Manager of Recycling
Buesing Corp
Debbie Wells
Director, Government Affairs, Sustainability & Communications – California, Arizona, Nevada

Karla Scott
Project Manager, Retail City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development
City of Phoenix

Kim Poole
Vice President, Economic Development

David Crawford*
Crawford Concepts

Christy Van Quathem*
Director of Marketing

Chris Zaharis*
Executive Vice President

Rebecca Burleigh
Vice President, Corporate Services

Steve Stayer
Vice President, Field Operations
Felix Construction

Julia Staten
Operations Manager
Hensel Phelps

Ryan Hollaender
Mission Critical Project Development
Hensel Phelps

Brad Kanwischer**
Sr. Construction Manager

Jordan Adams
Sr. Director, Internal Communications
Justin Naber**
Director of Business Development – West
Keeley Construction

Sarah Griffis*
Office Manager (SW District)
Mike Thomas
Kinney Construction Services

Ryan Byler
Grant Administrator
LGE Design Build

David Hertzberg
Geographic Leader

Ray Torrejon
Manager, Special Projects
PCL Construction

Scott Nunemaker*
Vice President
Rummel Construction

Chad Hillard

Ellen Mair
VP, Business Development

Larry Deutsch*
Co-Owner & Manager
Sportex Apparel

Jeff Williamson*
President, Transportation Group
Sundt Construction

Sarah Owen*
Business Development
Sundt Construction

Billy Ierley*
Account Manager
Sunstate Equipment

Todd Vaughan*
Regional Sales Manager
Sunstate Equipment

Tera Scalia*
Proposal Team Manager
United Rentals

*Founding Board Members
**2024 Co-Chairs

Contact Us

Questions? Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? We’d love to hear from you.


Haley Turner
Corporate Development Officer

Event Questions

Sandi Garcia
Senior Special Events Planner

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