The Boulders 25th Anniversary celebration generates $61,000 for local charities

February 3, 2010

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Accepting on behalf of the local charities receiving donations were (pictured l-r): Nevada Walters for Southwest Wild Life, Louise Rosenburgh for Arizona Musicfest, Sonia Perillo for Desert Foothills Landtrust, Kris Bishop for Desert Foothills Library and Pam DiPietro for Desert Foothills Food Bank.   Courtesy photo
CAREFREE – For 25 years, The Boulders has been giving back to the local community. But at the resort's 25th Anniversary Celebration on Jan. 11, giving back reached astounding heights as more than $61,000 was raised for local charities. The event was a grand celebration complete with the Cactus Shadows marching band, an honorary visit from the Boulders founder, Rusty Lyon, and a presentation to local charities by Managing Director Michael Hoffmann. As part of the planned activities for the anniversary, a special Charity Golf Tournament took place on Sunday Jan. 10. The resort anticipated raising $5,000 for each of the five selected charities, but due to the generosity of the Boulders members, guests and staff, the amount far exceeded expectations. A check for $12,369 (each) was donated to the following: Arizona MusicFest, Desert Foothills Land Trust, Southwest Wildlife, Desert Foothills Food Bank, and Desert Foothills Library.

To further commemorate the 25th Anniversary, Boulders staff members received commemorative tee shirts and a special commemorative coin. More than 22 staff members (with over 20 years of service) will be honored at an awards banquet. Two staff members, John Furney and Mark McGill (both from the Bell Desk) will be honored for 25 years of service. They were both a part of the original team when the resort opened in 1985.

The Boulders is also inviting local residents to join in the celebration with special promotions throughout the entire month of January.

For more information about 25th Anniversary specials on golf, spa services, wine, accommodations and more visit or call 480-488-9009.