Info on 2022 Diamonds in the Rough Event

We at HOT are extremely grateful to everyone who participated in and contributed to our first two big fundraising events for 2022.  A fun time was had by all who attended our Party with a Purpose on May 1st and those who golfed in our Diamonds in the Rough Tournament on May 2nd

After all the expenses were, paid we raised nearly $58,000.  The money will be used to fund our 2022 Sugar Plum Fairies program.  Our goal is to bring a magical Christmas to at least 225 children across the West Valley of Phoenix.  We plan to spend nearly $400 per child and these two events helped us to raise over half of what we need.

Party with a Purpose

Tournament Highlights



Friends and neighbors had a marvelous time letting loose on the lawn for our first ever Party for a Purpose at the Verrado Grille.  It was a hoot watching everyone chipping over the water to the 18th green!  We had a live concert by Doug Mathis and our own DJ Mock kept the tunes coming and the dance floor hopping. We appreciate everyone that came out and partied with us.



The Buckeye Fire Department was the feature of the evening when they raised their ladder high in the sky with a bucket filled with the 400 golf balls that we sold for the ball drop.  Two lovely ladies bid $550 each to have the honors of pulling the cord and dumping out the balls.  Ironically, none of the balls went into the cup, but the closest too won the $3,000.  We are thankful to all our friends near and far that purchased balls.



128 players arrived early the morning of the 2nd in their brightly colored outfits all buzzing about the fun that they had had the night before.  They were greeted with a hot breakfast to go and an awesome swag bag which included a tee gift of their choice.  Everyone was invited to participate in our Putt for Proof contest before heading out to the course.  We are grateful to all our players.



The round of golf was just as fun as the evening before.  6 of our 23 event sponsors set up on a tee box around the course and engaged the players in a variety of games of chance.  We even had the opportunity to shoot a ball launcher towards the green, which was super fun!  We are appreciative of all of our sponsors.



Thank you to everyone who contributed the 82 items for our auction.  Our auction team did an amazing job displaying all the items for everyone to peruse and configuring the on-line auction which led to some lively bidding right up to the closing bell.  Cheers to everyone that participated in the auction and especially to those who won the final bids!



Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who worked for nearly a year securing the sponsors, collecting and organizing the auction, working with the venue, making decorations, shopping for gifts and prizes and getting our message out to participants.  And hugs to all volunteers who helped set up and run the event day of….it takes a village and at HOT we are blessed to have so many that love helping!

Your support will provide a magical Christmas for struggling families in the West Valley.

Thank you to our Sponsors!