The Thunderbirds began in 1937, when the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce expanded its role as a convention and tourism bureau. There was a need for a special events committee to venture into new fields. Today The Thunderbirds manage the Waste Management Phoenix Open and to date have contributed more than $75 million to local charities including more than $48 million in this decade alone.
Thunderbird membership is limited to 55 Active members. Each has demonstrated a sincere interest in sports and a dedication to community affairs. All Thunderbird activities and events are the prime responsibility of these Active Thunderbirds and are under the watchful eye of the Big Chief and Thunderbird Council. When a Thunderbird reaches the age of 45, his status changes from Active to that of Life Member. Although they are relieved of continuous duties, it is not unusual to see a Life Thunderbird lending a helping hand at The Waste Management Phoenix Open or one of the many other Thunderbird-sponsored events.
NIKE, Inc., a consumer products company, engages in the design, development and marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products worldwide. It’s mission is to “bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.*if you have a body, you are an athlete”. To that end NIKE fosters a culture of invention. They create products, services and experiences for today’s athlete while solving problems for the next generation.
Pyramid Resort Group
Pyramid Resort Group, a division of Pyramid Hotel Group, currently manages The Wigwam Arizona. Pyramid is a Boston-based hotel management, asset management and project management firm that is the 5th largest hotel management company in the U.S. Established in June 2011, Pyramid Resort Group is a smart business evolution to enable the company to more aggressively target the resort business segment to help resort owners achieve greater profitability and value.
City of Litchfield Park
The town of Litchfield Park is named for its founder, Paul Weeks Litchfield (1875-1959). He was an executive of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company who came to the Phoenix area in 1916 in search of suitable land to farm cotton. According to the census taken in 2010, the population of the city is 5,476.
PING, founded in 1959 in the garage of Karsten Solheim, is an American manufacturer of golf equipment based in Phoenix, AZ. PING has continued to grow and has developed over the years to provide golfers with exceptional technology and golf enhancing innovations. Always willing to put their own spin on things, PING offers options to golfers of any skill level that are sure to maximize the games of all golfers. Each year, they donate the PING bags carried by the Patriot All-America players.
The West Valley Mavericks Foundation was born of the imagination and vision of a group of community leaders late in 2012. The West Valley Mavericks (or just ‘Mavericks’) is a social club led by gentlemen who believe that the West Valley is an incredible place to live, work, play and support. The Mavericks’ charter is to advance charity, culture, community and commerce in the west valley of Phoenix. The group’s membership hails from a diverse set of trades and professions, and includes all manner of backgrounds and philosophies.
The Avondale Toyota Dealership is this years 2016 Patriot All- America hole-in-one sponsor. Not only will golfers of the AM/AM event have a chance to win a new car, but the players will also be able to ride in the vehicles for transportation from 9 green to 10 tee due to the length of the walk. Winning the 2016 Customer Satisfaction Award, Avondale Toyota is the only “one price, one person” dealership in Arizona.
The Antigua Group – a leading designer and marketer of men’s, women’s and children’s lifestyle apparel and sportswear under the distinctive Antigua label. With its roots in the golf market, Antigua has built a solid reputation with many tournaments and tour professionals.
Titleist- to serve the needs of the serious and recreational golfer with value added products and services that have a competitive advantage worldwide. The name Titleist is derived from the word “titlist”, which means “title holder”. Several marketing mottos have been promoted for the Titleist brand, including “The #1 ball in golf”, “Serious clubs for serious golfers”, “It’s not how you mark your golf ball, it’s how you mark your Titleist”.
Fighter Country Partnership – mission is to support the men, women, families and mission of Luke Air Force Base. Although the Government does a great job in funding many base functions and programs, with the global war on terror, much of the budget has been reduced. Fighter country exists to make sure those functions and programs continue.
FootJoy- committed to enhancing your on-course experience through the development of superior golf shoes, gloves, apparel/outerwear, socks and accessories. Their products exceed expectations in all weather and playing conditions through advanced technical innovation, performance, and supreme comfort.
Old Pueblo Cafe – located directly west of the Wigwam in the historic downtown village. Renowned for its sonoran style mexican food created by Chef Ernestina Borquez. “Tina”, as the locals refer to her, has been serving her secret family recipes in the west valley for over 40 years.
Porsche North Scottsdale – located in the Scottsdale 101 Auto Collection at the Loop 101 and North Scottsdale Road in Phoenix, Arizona. They will meet or beat any advertised price on a new or pre-owned Porsche. They also offer delivery anywhere in the U.S.
PSAV – for more than 78 years has been setting the standard for event technology services within the hotel, resort and conference center industry, offering the expertise for everything from intimate gatherings to large conventions. From boardroom to ballroom, courtyard to convention center, PSAV has a customized solution for every challenge.
2nd Guy Golf– Russ Ortiz, former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher, wanted to find something meaningful to do with his time after playing. At 2GG, the business is golf apparel, but their purpose is far bigger than that. They use the sport they love to help support people in need. That’s why – since Day 1 – 2nd Guy Golf has donated 100% of thier profits to charity.