Private screening of the Peanut Butter Falcon

By |September 1st, 2019|

Team Asa is excited to host a private screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon for our friends from Tempe Adaptive Recreation programs and their families.  The Peanut Butter Falcon is an empowering movie with themes of kindness and empathy. It's also powerful from a representation standpoint, as it centers on a character with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen).  [...]

2017 Best-Day-Ever Days in Review

By |January 1st, 2018|

Thanks to all of the Bears who supported the 2017 Polar Bear Plunge and/or the inaugural Pre-Plunge Party, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000. Thank you, Bears!  Because of that generosity, we were able to create LOTS of Best-Day-Ever Days for some very deserving people. Here's a quick review of some of our 2017 highlights. An Accessible Swing for TCH   Our [...]

2017 Polar Bear Plunge a FREEZING Success!

By |February 3rd, 2017|

We had such an amazing time at our 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge!  The Polar Bear Plunge is Team Asa's annual fundraiser and helps provide best-day-ever-days throughout the year.    More than 75 polar bears jumped into the freezing cold pool this year! And for an extra-freezing time, the pool water had yet to be heated [...]

An iPad for CeCe

By |January 6th, 2017|

Meet CeCe. She is grinning eat-to-ear because she received her very own iPad!   Earlier this year, Team Asa found out that CeCe needed a better way to communicate with others while she was at school. She needed an iPad to help develop skills and interact with her teachers and peers. Because of the overwhelming [...]

Spending Christmas Under the Sea

By |December 23rd, 2016|

  Thanks to the help of our bears, Team Asa was able to celebrate the holidays spreading a little joy!  Through our wonderful friends at the Centers for Habilitation we had the opportunity to meet Eugene, Joe, John, Larry & Randy and spend a wonderful Saturday together.  The Centers for Habilitation is an awesome organization that [...]

Thanks to donated bike, blind student can race

By |December 16th, 2015|

For 9-year-old Joaquin Valencia, life is about facing more challenges than your average kid. He was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 11 1⁄2 months old and became completely blind at 6 months old.

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