Valley musicians, commercial real estate industry rock for a cause
Valley musicians will come together on Wednesday, Oct. 8, for “Rock for a Cause,” a benefit concert and battle of the bands in support of the Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH).
The lineup features Phoenix favorites Honeygirl and Heartlyn Rae. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Monarch Theatre in Downtown Phoenix.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to AFH as part of the 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project. Other performers include Ruca, Soul Country, Ty Lusk, Bill Lucerne and The Nate Nathan Band. Presale tickets are $25 and available by clicking the Events tab at www.valleypartnership.org.
If you’re going:
- WHAT: Rock for a Cause: Benefit Concert
- WHERE: Monarch Theater, 122 E. Washington St., Downtown Phoenix
- WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- WHY: One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to AFH as part of the 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project
- HOW: Get tickets here: http://www.valleypartnership.org/events/event_details.asp?id=492097&group
AFH is a human services organization whose primary mission is to provide quality, individualized services to those with physical or intellectual challenges in the least restrictive environment. It offers programs for adults with physical or intellectual challenges to assist them in achieving desired outcomes. AFH has successfully helped the adults it serves find community employment in landscaping, restaurants, retail stores, hardware distribution and supermarkets. Center-based employment includes assembly, inspection, collation, mail services, sorting and packaging.
Valley Partnership, which represents the commercial, industrial and master planned real estate development industry in Metro Phoenix, undertakes a community project each year. “Rock for a Cause” will raise money to build a sensory garden that includes permanent, outdoor musical instruments and other therapeutically integrated elements as part of the project. In addition to the sensory garden, the Valley Partnership build day, which will take place Nov. 8 at the Perry Rehabilitation Center located at 3164 E. Windsor Ave. in Phoenix, will include constructing a built-in grill, seating for outside dining, the re-purposing of a sports court and a landscape screen.
One of Valley Partnership’s cornerstones is community service. Each year, it selects a non-profit organization that can benefit from the skills, efforts and supplies provided by its partners to renovate and enhance facilities for children and those in need. Over the past 25 years, Valley Partnership has contributed more than $3.5 million to the community through these projects. For its 2013 Community Project, Valley Partnership selected Save the Family Foundation’s Escobedo at Verde Vista Affordable Housing Development in Mesa.