During the 2018-19 grant cycle, in partnership with KaBOOM! and Learner & Rowe Gives Back, Fiesta Bowl
Charities funded the construction of two brand new playgrounds in the Arizona community. With the help of
over 200 volunteers, the rst playground was built on the property of the Arizona Recreation Center for the
Handicapped in just under six hours on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Every playground will impact nearly 5,000
children each year and will bring them one step closer to having the play- lled childhood they deserve, making
Arizona a better place to grow up.
Fiesta Bowl staff, volunteers, ARCH and KaBOOM! show off the new playground built on December 1.
Fiesta Bowl wins Phoenix Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award
The Fiesta Bowl organization won the third annual Phoenix Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award. The
awardcelebrates and recognizes companies for their community service and corporate giving.
Through its two annual college football bowl games in the Valley, the PlayStation® Fiesta Bowl and Cheez-It® Bowl,
as well as its numerous community events throughout the year, the Fiesta Bowl organization has granted $12.5
million to Arizona nonpro ts over the last eight years, with over $2.5 million this year in charitable giving for the
second straight season.
“We’re very proud to win this award and to be recognized for the work that we do outside of
football. Our football games provide us with a platform to make a difference and we are driven to
help this community through our three pillars of charitable giving, youth, sports and education.”
Steve Leach, Chair of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors
Fiesta Bowl staff accept the Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Phoenix Business Journal at the awards luncheon
on October 25, 2018.