The Scottsdale Charros, an all-volunteer civic group formed in 1961, raise money through year-round activities, events, programs and hosting the San Francisco Giants during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in beautiful downtown Scottsdale.
With a history of innovative fundraising, the Charros have leveraged spring training baseball as a chief economic driver in Scottsdale, which in turn, allows them to donate proceeds back to the community. Welcoming more than 160,000 people to Scottsdale Stadium during February and March makes it one of the top destinations for spring baseball. Funds raised through the sale of Charro Lodge and Pavilion passes, sales of spring training programs and stadium advertising are donated back to the community.
Over the last ten years, the Scottsdale Charros and The Charro Foundation have donated over $7 million back into the community through grants and donations to local nonprofits and schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District. In 2013 alone, the Scottsdale Charros have awarded more than $600,000 to local charities, schools and in college scholarships and fellowships.
The Charros have a long history of supporting education and the Scottsdale Unified School District not only through funding from The Charro Foundation, but through our personal hands-on approach to implementing programs within the 33 schools throughout the Scottsdale Unified School District Schools.
The Scottsdale Charro Liaison program is the cornerstone to delivering the programs…the Charros have “boots on the ground” by providing personal representatives for every school. The Charros can-do attitude goes beyond handing out checks—the group’s personal connections throughout our community allow the Charros to learn about issues or items on wish lists that would not otherwise be funded.