Charity fundraiser to bring celebrities, athletes to Scottsdale

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PITCH4KIDZ, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the emotional healing of children, will host its second annual fundraising dinner on Sunday, Nov. 15.

The event, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Camelback Inn, 5402 Lincoln Drive in the Town of Paradise Valley, is being hosted by Stacey Beck, wife of the late Major League Baseball pitcher, Rod Beck, and founder of PITCH4KIDZ, according to a press release.

The night will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and live entertainment by renowned singer, Raquel Aurilia. There will also be an awards ceremony—honoring Jerry Moe, the national director of Children’s Programs at Hazelden Betty Ford and Dusty Baker, former MLB players and manager of the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Cincinnati Reds.

The night will include a live auction by auctioneer Yve Rojas and an introduction of all the celebrities that are lending their time to make this an unforgettable night for all attendees.

PITCH4KIDZ was founded by Ms. Beck in 2010 to help children who have been or are affected by parental  substance abuse which results in  emotional, social, educational and behavioral  problems, the release stated.

Today, Ms. Beck is a licensed associate counselor and is the executive director of PITCH 4 KIDZ.

The annual event will help provide scholarship funding needed to offer developmentally-appropriate programs that build resilience, build emotional intelligence, coping skills and offer support.

Sponsorships are still available and start at $300.

For more information about PITCH 4 KIDZ or to purchase tickets, visit

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