PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Suns held a check presentation at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Tuesday to donate all proceeds raised from their inaugural Salute to Heroes Night.
The NAZ Suns raised $7,520 for first responders and military in the quad-city area on March 24 by auctioning off specialty camouflage jerseys the team created and wore during their 2017-18 season finale.
“Giving back to our community and investing in the quad-city area is so important to us,” Northern Arizona Suns Director of Business Operations Ashley Stovall said. “We were pleased to honor those who serve and protect our town and our country. Prescott Valley is a great place to live and we couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else home. We thank all of our first responders, military and everyone who contributed their time and resources into making this night a memorable one. The support of our fans is amazing and we look forward to many more great events.”
Representatives from the Prescott Valley Police Department, Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office, Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, VFW Post 10227 and American Legion Post 140 all attended the presentation to each accept a share of the donation.
In addition to the postgame auction of the specialty jerseys on March 24, the team held pregame events that included displays from/of helicopters, SWAT, K9 units, Fire Engine and patrol cars. Displays and representatives from Prescott Valley Police, Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Chino Valley Police, YCSO Jeep-Posse, Yavapai Tribal Police and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office were in attendance.