The coolest fundraiser of 2020 is around the corner!

By |December 27th, 2019|

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 [...]

Giving Tuesday 2019 – Thank you for making it a success

By |December 3rd, 2019|

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s time for the coolest fundraising event of 2018!

By |December 12th, 2017|

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 [...]

Arizona Gives Day!

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Team Asa is so excited to participate once again in Arizona Gives Day!  Arizona Gives Day is a 24-hour online giving experience that brings Arizonans together around their favorite causes.  Arizona nonprofits provide $22.4 billion annually to our state economy. They also provide financial assistance, helping hands, support, and life-changing moments to deserving individuals and [...]

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 [...]

2017 Polar Bear Plunge

By |January 18th, 2017|

Are you ready for the coldest and most heart-warming event ever?  The 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will be Saturday, January 21 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 [...]

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 [...]