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

1,700+

Participants

450

Volunteers

50+

Construction Equipment (moving & static, vehicles/pieces)

93

Sponsors & Donors

36

Kid Zone Booths

$859k+

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

2023 Board of Directors

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
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
Senior VP, 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*

Becky Burleigh
Vice President, Corporate Services
EPCOR

Michelle Maki
Marketing Manager
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*

*Founding Board Members
**2023 Co-Chairs

Contact Us

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

Sponsorship


Lauren Fadden
Corporate Development Officer
lfadden@phoenixchildrens.com

Event Questions


Sandi Garcia
Senior Special Events Planner
sgarcia4@phoenixchildrens.com

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