The 9th Annual Polar Bear Plunge returns to The Lakes of Tempe on Saturday, January 11. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and we’ll be taking the plunge at 9 a.m.! Brave Polar Bears will plunge into the cool pool while Teddy Bears stay dry and cheer them on! Advance registration fee is $25 for either Bear [...]
We choose to participate in #GivingTuesday this year for two reasons. First, to generate more awareness about our volunteer run non-profit and the impact Team Asa has had in our community. Second, to raise additional funds for recreational and social activities for individuals with differentabilities. Our financial goal was to raise $500. Did I mention [...]
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). [...]
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 [...]
The 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge returns on Saturday, January 13 and we’ll be jumping at 9 a.m.! Brave Polar Bears will plunge into the cool pool while Teddy Bears stay dry and cheer on! The entry fee is $20 for either Bear and includes a cool long-sleeve t-shirt, hot beverages, yummy snacks [...]
Team Asa is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 that provides financial support to people with disabilities, enabling them to join clubs, teams and organizations that foster a sense of self, team and of extended family. Please email application to AzTeamAsa@gmail.com or Mail to Team Asa c/o Denise Rentschler 1502 E. Northshore Dr. Tempe, AZ 85283 [...]
Thrill-seekers will once again participate in a desert-style, unified polar plunge benefiting Tempe’s adapted recreation programs. The 5th annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 in the community swimming pool at The Lakes of Tempe, 5501 S. Lakeshore Dr. Brave Polar Bears will plunge into the cool [...]
Denise Rentschler, a resident of The Lakes of Tempe and founder of non-profit Team Asa, says she is hoping for a bigger turnout than in previous years for the third annual Polar Bear Plunge at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 — even though, she acknowledges, the first two blew away her expectations.
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.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a cause that is close to our hearts here at Team Asa. Despite the challenges Asa faced from Neurofibromatosis, he lived and loved like a champion. In memory of Asa, our organization participated in the Inaugural NF Walk on October 12, 2014 at Steele Indian School Park. We had a dozen [...]