​VALLEYLIFE hosts several special events throughout the year in an effort to promote community awareness and raise funds for our programs and services. 

If you are interested in sponsoring an event, learning more about a particular event or designating VALLEYLIFE as the beneficiary of an event you are organizing, please contact Margaret Stephens-Reed at 602-371-0806, ext. 107, or via email at mreed@valleylifeaz.org.

 

VALLEYLIFE Cinco de Mayo Casino Day

Join VALLEYLIFE for a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the casino!

You're invited for a day of fun at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino on Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5, 2016.

VALLYELIFE will take care of all the driving! The bus will depart VALLEYLIFE's main campus at 9 a.m. Pick up is also available at Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe, behind Joes’ Crab Shack. We will spend the day playing games at the casino and celebrating Cinco de Mayo. We will then leave the casino at 4 p.m.

Bring your ID and be ready to win! VALLEYLIFE will provide $5 of play money.

Please RSVP to Maria Del Toro at mdeltoro@valleylifeaz.org or 602-331-2412.

 

The Aidan Warrington Memorial Golf Tournament for VALLEYLIFE

VALLEYLIFE hosted our 25th annual golf tournament, in partnership with Alliance Refuse Trucks, March 4th, 2016. The tournament was held at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler.
 
This year the tournament was renamed The Aidan Warrington Memorial Golf Tournament for VALLEYLIFE in honor of Aidan Warrington of Alliance Refuse Trucks, who was a long-time supporter of VALLEYLIFE and our golf tournament. Warrington died unexpectedly in September of last year.
 
Many generous sponsors, VALLEYLIFE associates and even some professional sports celebrities turned out for the event to enjoy a round of golf for a good cause. Everyone who played had fun and the weather was simply perfect.
 
Activities featured during the golf tournament included a raffle, prizes and awards for various contests, dinner and more.

 

Legacy of Love Gala

VALLEYLIFE celebrated its annual Legacy of Love Gala, celebrating 68 years of providing services to individuals with disabilities, Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.

Steve Irvin, ABC15 News anchor, returned again this year as the emcee of the event. JoAnn Holland, President and CEO of Central Phoenix Women, Women of Scottsdale and East Valley Women, served as the event chair.

Guests were treated to performances by the VALLEYLIFE Glee Club and Dance Troop, dance professionals from Dance Starz AZ, and Lou Nelson and his band playing a tribute to the music of Tom Jones. They also enjoyed a gourmet dinner and dancing.

 

Erika Y. Schafer Art Program

Come see our current exhibit, "Landscapes & Nature." This exhibit features the photography of local artists Michael D. Ratcliff, Charity L. Pellegrim, Heidi Ann Sparkman and Erika Y. Schafer.

Our next exhibit will open in early 2016, and feature our members' artwork. Each exhibit premieres with a reception, which includes refreshments, a brief presentation by featured artists and tours of the gallery. Tours of the facility and an overview of our agency are also offered to those interested in learning more about VALLEYLIFE.

Many of the pieces on display, as well as prints, postcards and crafts are often available for purchase along with other VALLEYLIFE items. All proceeds from sales made at these events will be used to further the VALLEYLIFE art program. Please contact Margaret Stephens-Reed at 602-371-0806, ext. 107, or via email at mreed@valleylifeaz.org with any questions about upcoming gallery events, or to have your work considered for an upcoming show.

 

Bernice Kussell Donor Society Events

The Bernice Kussell Society hosts several fabulous events each year, from casual events such as cooking demonstrations and tequila tastings, to more formal events that include cocktail parties, high-teas and holiday soirees. Additionally, the Bernice Kussell Society hosts events geared toward increasing understanding of disabilities. These events include film screenings followed by an in-depth group discussion with the writers/directors and readings with author-led discussions.

We are looking forward to several events coming soon. To learn more about upcoming events, or to learn more about the Bernice Kussell Society, please contact Margaret Stephens-Reed at (602) 331-2414 or via email at mreed@valleylifeaz.org.

 

Appreciation Events

Friends of VALLEYLIFE is an annual event in June, in appreciation of our friends, volunteers and donors who work hard throughout the year providing essential support to our agency. Attendance at this breakfast event is by invitation only. Attendees are treated to a special presentation by VALLEYLIFE staff, members, family and friends.

We cannot thank you enough for your investment in our members' lives!