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

Randy Blount
President
Blount Contracting

Kevin Somerville
Vice President,
General Manager of Recycling
Buesing Corp

David Hertzberg
Principal
Circonomy Solutions

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

Dave 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

Sarah Griffis
Office Manager, Southwest District
Kiewit

Mike Thomas
President
Kinney Construction

Mike McKinney
Vice President & District Manager
PCL Construction

Scott Nunemaker*
Vice President
Rummel Construction

Kim Shapiro
Vice President, Business Development
Skanska

Ross Vroman
Executive Vice President, General Manager
Skanska

Larry Deutsch
Co-Owner & Manager
Sportex Apparel

Sarah Owen
Business Development
Sundt Construction

Jeff Williamson*
President, Transportation Group
Sundt Construction

Todd Vaughan
Regional Sales Manager
Sunstate Equipment

Billy Ierley
Account Manager
Sunstate Equipment

Ashley Nye
Development Manager
Trammell Crow Company

David Heiman
Business Development Manager
Trafficade Work Zone Services

Tera Scalia
Proposal Team Managers
United Rentals

*2022 Event 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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