Unique Fundraiser Returns to Support Treasure House for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda have created one of the Valley’s most unique and fun-filled fundraising events. And for this year’s version, they’re honoring the man who brought Arizona its first major professional sports title.
The Warners will honor former Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez at their third annual Celebrity Game Night on February 22, 2020.
Kurt and Brenda are honoring Gonzalez for his impact both on and off the field, and will be joined by celebrities as well as current and former professional athletes at this premier event.
The event promises not to be the same old fundraiser — instead, it will be full of game room favorites giving attendees a chance to mingle, play and compete. The program will feature some of Arizona’s favorite celebrities competing in highly entertaining game shows and interactive contests. The highlight of the evening will be a special tribute to Gonzo, including an in-depth conversation about his life and career.
Kurt and Brenda are raising money for their most passionate cause — Treasure House, a supportive living environment where young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can participate in their community, achieve independence, and realize their purpose. It’s going to be a great evening benefiting a very worthy cause.
“Luis Gonzalez is an icon in Arizona not only for Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, but for the contributions he has made in our community,” said Kurt Warner. “Gonzo has truly been an ambassador for some important causes — including ones that help individuals with developmental disabilities. It’s our honor to shine the spotlight on his accomplishments while supporting the great work being done at Treasure House.”
Last year, more than 600 people attended the second-annual event honoring Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, raising more than $300,000 for Treasure House. The 2019 version of the event included such staples as Catch Phrase, Trivial Pursuit and The Price Is Right.
This year’s event will take place Saturday, February 22 from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. at Hangar One Scottsdale. The space will be converted into a giant game room, full of favorites such as giant Jenga, pop-a-shot, air hockey and much, much more. A broad group of celebrities and athletes are expected to take part in the event. The event will also include a special VIP Reception with Kurt and Luiswhere attendees will have an opportunity to rub elbows and take photos with the two legendary Phoenix sports figures.
General admission tickets are $250 at the early bird rate until February 1, and $750 for VIP with special access to the VIP reception with Kurt and Gonzo at early bird rates until February 1. After February 1, general admission tickets are $300 and VIP tickets are $1,000. A variety of sponsorship packages for this exciting and unique event are available, and include not only significant exposure at the high-profile evening but also sports memorabilia as well. For more information on Kurt & Brenda Warner’s Celebrity Game Night, visit www.treasurehouse.org/gamenight.
About Treasure House:
TREASURE HOUSE Phoenix, co-founded by Brenda and Kurt Warner, is a unique active living community for young adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Residents enjoy their own furnished one-bedroom apartment with access to family style amenities such as a kitchen, lounge, game room, patio and outdoor activities. The goal of Treasure House is to provide these young adults with an accessible, safe living environment that will help them grow, develop and thrive. Treasure House has been the recipient of a broad base of community support from organizations including the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Cardon Development Group, National Bank of Arizona, Ashley Furniture, the Arizona Cardinals, the Arizona Coyotes, Steele Foundation, Thunderbirds Charities, MT Builders and many others. For more information about this 501(c)(3) nonprofit, visit www.treasurehouse.org.
Photo by Jillian Rivera
Left to Right: Luis Gonzalez, Lauri Tanner, CEO of Treasure House, Kurt Warner