PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- The Cardinals, the Coyotes and the Diamondbacks are just three of 17 sports organizations across the Valley teaming up to raise money for COVID-19 relief.
The 17 participants will be offering fans a chance to win one-of-a-kind sports experiences, with all proceeds benefiting Gov. Ducey's Arizona Together coronavirus relief fund.
Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Tuesday morning a new state initiative that links Arizonans to resources they can use during the coronavirus outbreak.
The organizations from across the state have formed "AZSportsTogether" in a collective effort to provide emergency relief funding. Fans can purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to win elite-level, “money can’t buy” experiences.
Participating organizations include the Arizona Bowl, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Coyotes, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona State Athletics, University of Arizona Athletics, Cactus Bowl, Cactus League, PlayStation, Fiesta Bowl, Grand Canyon University Athletics, Northern Arizona University Athletics, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Raceway, Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Suns, Scottsdale Charros and Waste Management Phoenix Open.
“Arizona’s sports organizations are doing tremendous work to support medical professionals, frontline workers, businesses and Arizonans facing hardship due to the COVID-19 health emergency,” said Gov. Ducey. “The AZSportsTogether initiative will help raise money for the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, providing much-needed aid to those in need. My thanks to the partners for coming together to find a unique way to help Arizonans.”
You can browse through these unique sports packages online at AZSportsTogether.com. Raffle entries may be purchased in three price tiers: $100 for 25 tickets, $50 for 5 tickets and $20 for 1 ticket. Fans choose on which prize to place their tickets, and winners will be selected at random. All purchases must be made by entrants who are located within the state of Arizona, with an Arizona IP address, at the time of sale.
You can enter anytime through May 22.
The AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund provides financial support to organizations working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Arizona. The fund focuses in these areas:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline medical personnel
- Nonprofit organizations that support food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence facilities
- Providing services and technology for low-income students.
Arizona Bowl: 4 Stadium Club tickets with VIP pregame party passes, including food and beverages for both, on-field experience and tour, 4 tickets for private players party
Arizona Cardinals: 4 VIP tickets with pregame hospitality in Big Red Brew Haus or Red Zone Tailgate, pregame field passes to watch teams warm up, ability to attend postgame press conference, Cardinals fan gear package
Arizona Coyotes: 4 on-the-glass tickets with BMW Club access and food & beverage, watch pregame warm-ups from the penalty box, behind the scenes tour with Tyson Nash/Paul Bissonnette, post-game player meet-and-greet, autographed jersey, stick and puck from team captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Arizona Diamondbacks: 4 premium tickets in the D-backs Dugout Box, watch batting practice/national anthem from the field, keepsake photo in the D-backs dugout, behind-the-scenes tour with Luis Gonzalez, ballpark treats delivered right to your seats
Arizona State Football: 4 game tickets in the Athletic Director’s suite with pregame sideline passes and parking pass (Due to NCAA rules, individuals in grades 9-12, and junior college, are not permitted to be involved in this VIP experience)
Arizona State Women’s Basketball: You and a guest will attend pregame shoot-around practice and pregame team meal, inside access to locker room for pregame/halftime/post-game coach talks, and seats on bench during game plus 2 tickets for other attendees, game day polo (Due to NCAA rules, individuals in grades 9-12, and junior college, are not permitted to be involved in this VIP experience)
University of Arizona Football: 2-4 tickets (depends on game and availability) in Athletic Director’s skybox for a home football game, experience to join the Voice of the Wildcats Brian Jeffries in the radio booth before the game (Due to NCAA rules, individuals in grades 9-12, and junior college, are not permitted to be involved in this VIP experience)
University of Arizona Men’s Basketball: 2 middle-section tickets (depends on game and availability) for a home men’s basketball game at McKale Center, experience Arizona team introductions on court a few feet away from the bench (Due to NCAA rules, individuals in grades 9-12, and junior college, are not permitted to be involved in this VIP experience)
Cactus Bowl: 4 premium game tickets, on-field experience during pregame, for a portion of in-game and postgame ceremony, helmet from one of the participating teams, signed football by both head coaches, ability to attend Media Day
Cactus League: 2 Spring Training Packages for four to the team/facility of their choice, subject to availability, includes tickets, ballpark cash and Cactus League swag for four people
Grand Canyon University Athletics: 4 premium tickets to a GCU men’s basketball game with VIP parking and Lopes Club entry, honorary game ball presentation, gameday polo shirts, round of golf and lunch for 4 players at GCU Golf Course (Due to NCAA rules, individuals in grades 9-12, and junior college, are not permitted to be involved in this VIP experience)
Northern Arizona University Athletics: Travel with NAU Football team to a mutually agreed upon away game of choice, including two seats on the NAU charter plane, Friday evening entertainment, two game tickets and hotel accommodations. Typical departure time is Noon on Friday and return departs immediately following the game, with an evening landing in Flagstaff. (Due to NCAA rules, individuals in grades 9-12, and junior college, are not permitted to be involved in this VIP experience)
Phoenix Mercury: 4 premium tickets with VIP access to watch warm-ups from the court, photo with a Mercury player, parking pass, autographed jersey, prize pack, meet and greet with Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale, invitation to attend practice
Phoenix Raceway: 4 passes to the President’s Suite for the NASCAR Championship race with complimentary food & beverages, VIP rooftop seating, Infield experience, VIP parking, meet & greet with NASCAR Cup Series driver and Phoenix-native Michael McDowell, pace car ride around Phoenix Raceway, photo with the 2020 NASCAR Champion following the race, VIP viewing area for pre-race ceremonies, photo in the Cactus Flagstand overlooking the start/finish line, VIP access to the Championship Party at The Barn
Phoenix Rising: Training session for 4 people, 4 personalized jerseys, signed Drogba jersey, 4 field seats
Phoenix Suns: 4 lower level tickets with dinner in new premium club, on-court access to watch pregame warm-ups, professional photo on-court, autographed jersey, private all-access tour by Alvan Adams, post-game passes
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: 4 premium tickets, premier pregame party tickets, on-field visit pregame and for a portion of in-game (must be 18 to be on field during game) ability to attend Media Day and post-game press conferences, signed helmet with two head coaches
Scottsdale Charros: 4 VIP tickets to the Charro Lodge at Scottsdale Stadium with complimentary food and beverage, throw ceremonial first pitch before San Francisco Giants spring training game
Waste Management Phoenix Open: 2 Chairman’s Club passes for Wednesday that includes exclusive VIP access to hospitality venues on course including the 16th hole, Greenskeeper and Bay Club, tee box access at the 16th hole for the celebrity Shot at Glory, VIP access to Coors Light Birds Nest (Coors Light Birds Nest is a 21 and over venue)