Through a grant from the Fiesta Bowl and a private donation, Time Out received a new, 12-passenger van.
Time Out was among 27 state charities that received a charitable grant from the Fiesta Bowl. It is the first time Time Out has won such an award and volunteers believe the first time the Fiesta Bowl has selected a Gila County organization.
“We are very thankful to our private donor and to the Fiesta Bowl Charities for selecting us,” said Edna Welsheimer, volunteer and marketing support specialist at Time Out. “This van is an awesome addition to help Time Out, Inc. transport and meet the needs in our community.”
In all, the Fiesta Bowl awarded $410,000 to charities across Arizona and a fund to support children and family members of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives at the Yarnell Hill Fire.
This cycle’s recipients ranged from the Arizona Zoological Society, owner and operator of the Phoenix Zoo, to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, which empowers women to transform their lives through engagement and education.
“The grants are made possible by the community’s enthusiastic support of our elite bowl games and related events,” said Rick Horn, chairman of the Fiesta Bowl’s Community Relations and Charitable Giving Committee.
The van drives like a dream, according to Time Out’s Director Camille Levee.
Residents can get a first look at the van in the August Rodeo Parade pulling the Time Out/Habitat for Humanity float.
“A special thank you to an anonymous donor and Fiesta Bowl Charities for the $20K to purchase and Airpark Dodge for believing in Time Out and working within our budget while also providing lots of extras for the safety of our clients” Levee wrote.