Power Play
Presented by Discount Tire

Children are more powerful than they know – especially kids fighting for their lives. And – they love to dress up and take on personas that make them feel invincible. Costumes inspire the power of play – and for kids, play heals.

It’s why Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Herberger Fashion Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU are collaborating for the second annual Power Play. It’s an opportunity for kids to transform their fighting spirit into costumes that visually represent their journeys.

Eleven patients fighting battles at Phoenix Children’s are each matched with a creative student. They each sketch and stitch to life a customdesigned costume to pay tribute to their young “sidekick’s” vision. Along the way they learn, make friendships, and take one more important step together in the process of healing and recovery.

On April 3, 2020 at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, 200-300 guests are invited to enjoy the ultimate fashion show at Power Play’s Big Reveal. Theses dynamic duos will get to strut their stuff on the runway and show off the power of synergy, compassion and creativity.

Inspired by a Today Show segment, Power Play pairs patients from Phoenix Children’s Hospital with the innovative, student designers at Arizona State University’s Fashion Institute, bringing to light the superhero strength in each of them, necessary to fight the challenges they face. Stay tuned for more information about the release and air date of the documentary telling the story of Power Play.

When: Friday, April 3, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

2019 Power Play Photos