Some of the largest construction companies in the valley have come together to create this one-of-a kind experience for Phoenix Children’s patients.

This private, invite only event promotes healing for some of Arizona’s sickest kids while also sparking curiosity and wonder for our construction community. The Big Dig for Kids Board of Directors have committed to raise $500,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hope Fund.

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

2021 Big Dig Recap

2,000

Participants

150+

Volunteers

40+

Construction Equipment (moving & static, vehicles/pieces)

96

Sponsors & Donors

22

Kid Zone Booths

$415,000

Raised!

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

2022 Board of Directors

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

Randy Blount
President
Blount Contracting*

Tyler Jones
Area Manager
Blount Contracting*

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
Cemex

Rex Wald
Vice President
CGS Global

David Hertzberg
Principal
Circonomy Solutions*

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

Kim Poole
Vice President, Economic Development
Clayco

Ashley Nye
Director of Development
Cortland

David Crawford
Owner/CEO
Crawford Concepts*

Christy Van Quathem
Director of Marketing
Empire-CAT*

Chris Zaharis
Executive Vice President
Empire-CAT*

Steve Stayer
Vice President, Field Operations
Felix Construction

Adam Rogers
Operations Manager
Hensel Phelps

Ryan Hollaender
Mission Critical Project Development
Hensel Phelps

Brad Kanwischer
Construction Manager
Hines

Jordan Adams
Sr. Director, Internal Communications
INEIGHT

Justin Naber
Director of Business Development – West
Keeley Construction

Sarah Griffis
Office Manager (Southwest District)
Kiewit*

Mike Thomas
President
Kinney Construction Services

Mike McKinney**
Vice President & District Manager
PCL Construction

Scott Nunemaker
Vice President
Rummel Construction*

Ross Vroman
Executive Vice President
Skanska*

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*

David Heiman
Business Development Manager
Trafficade Work Zone Services

Kristy Gatrel
Senior FRP Specialist
United Rentals*

Tera Scalia
Proposal Team Manager
United Rentals*

*Founding Board Members
**2022 Co-Chairs

Contact Us

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

Sponsorship


Lauren Schult
Corporate Development Officer
lschult@phoenixchildrens.com

Event Questions


Sandi Garcia
Senior Special Events Planner
sgarcia4@phoenixchildrens.com

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