Phoenix Rotary hosts annual Boots-N-Saddle charity fundraiser

Karen Daidone, Keli Jo Hause and Norma Thompson at the 2015 Boods-N-Saddles (Phoenix-Camelback Rotary photo)

Karen Daidone, Keli Jo Hause and Norma Thompson at the 2015 Boods-N-Saddles (Phoenix-Camelback Rotary photo)

Slip on those cowboy boots for a night of music and country fun and support five local nonprofit organizations helping children and families in need at Phoenix-Camelback Rotary Foundation’s 20th annual Boots-N-Saddles charity event, Saturday, April 30 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix.

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The evening also features a performance by Randall Hedden, a speed painter who creates works of art in minutes.

Boots-N-Saddles provides funding for the Arizona Burn Foundation, Gift of Life-Arizona Inc., St. Vincent De Paul and St. Mary’s Food Bank. This year, Phoenix-Camelback Rotary Foundation’s mainstay charities are joined by the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix.

Donations will also benefit local schools and other charities and organizations throughout the year.

To date, more than $900,000 has been donated to local nonprofits and schools to secure the future of our community through Rotary’s commitment to “Service Above Self.”

Tickets are $125, with tables of 10, available for the sit-down dinner. Sponsorships are available beginning at $500.

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner with Master of Ceremonies Marshall Trimble.

Sedona Fire Chief Kris Kazian will lead a live auction with travel opportunities followed by entertainment and dancing by the Dina Preston Band. Western wear is encouraged, but not required.

Silent auction items can be viewed at or mobile at “24700” with message “boots16.”

For more information visit or or call John Abbs at 480-205-8657.

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