Phoenix Suns Week of Service begins in Phoenix, Scottsdale

Suns week of ServiceThe Phoenix Suns will hold its annual Suns Week of Service, brought to you by IASIS Healthcare, beginning on Monday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 25.

Throughout the week, Phoenix Suns players, alumni, front office executives and staff will take part in five volunteer events to give back to the community and support local nonprofit organizations. The Gorilla and members of the Solar Squad will also be on hand for each event, according to a press release.

The scheduled events include:

Monday, Sept. 21 – Special Olympics Basketball Clinic

  • What: Phoenix Suns players Devin Booker, Jon Leuer and Cory Jefferson, Community Ambassador and alumnus Steven Hunter and 40 volunteers will host a basketball clinic for 100 Special Olympics athletes.
  • 5 – 6:30 p.m.
  • US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix

Tuesday, Sept. 22 – St. Mary’s Food Bank Event

  • Phoenix Suns Community Ambassador Steven Hunter, Suns broadcaster Tom Leander and 40 volunteers will help box up food to be distributed to those in need.
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, 2831 N. 31st Ave. in Phoenix

Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Beautification Project

  • Phoenix Suns players Alex Len, Ronnie Price and Henry Sims, Suns Ring of Honor member Alvan Adams, Community Ambassador Steven Hunter and 20 volunteers will paint around the building and plant flowers outside “The Madhouse on McDowell”.
  • 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., in Phoenix

Thursday, Sept. 24 – Playworks Day of Play

  • Phoenix Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough, Community Ambassador and alumnus Steven Hunter and 30 volunteers will take part in a “Day of Play” with grade school and middle school students through Playworks, a nonprofit organization that promotes anti-bullying.
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Loma Linda School, 2002 E. Clarendon Ave., in Phoenix

Friday, Sept. 25 – Valley of the Sun United Way Snackpack Build Project

  • Phoenix Suns players P.J. Tucker and Archie Goodwin, Community Ambassador and alumnus Steven Hunter and all full-time employees will assemble snackpacks to be distributed at schools and youth development centers to eliminate hunger for those in need through Valley of the Sun United Way.
  • 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., in Scottsdale

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