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2019 Crystal Award winners Richard Hawkes and Frank Gould

If your club or organization needs money, you should know that the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation gives grants to organizations that bring Health, Education and Culture to the mature residents of Sun Lakes and the East Valley! In fact, the CWPV Foundation awarded $24,000 to local clubs and service organizations in 2018! Visit our website, www.CWPVfoundation.org, to view our Mission Statement, see a list of our Grant Recipients and download a Grant Application for your group.

The CWPV Foundation has chosen Health and Fitness to be our primary focus this year. A perfect example of promoting Health and Fitness in our community is the “Walk with a Doc” program. A few months ago, the CWPV Foundation gave the seed money to register a local chapter of the National “Walk with a Doc” organization in Sun Lakes. This program encourages people to get off the couch, get moving and socialize in a safe environment with other people interested in improving their health. Chandler Regional Hospital is generously providing a medical professional “Doc” to accompany the walkers and give a brief talk before each walk. For the balance of 2019, the “Walk with a Doc” events will be held at the Palo Verde Tennis Pavilion on the following Saturdays: April 13, May 11, June 8 (summer vacation July, August, September) October 19, November 9, December 14. Check out their website, www.walkwithadoc.org/our-locations/sunlakes/, for more information.

Caring volunteers make a world of difference in our communities. The Crystal Award was created to recognize the contributions of numerous people who volunteer in our Sun Lakes Country Club, Cottonwood Palo Verde and IronOaks communities. Nine people were presented with Crystal Awards at a ceremony held on March 10, 2019. The Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation congratulates and thanks them all for their service. We are especially proud to announce that two of our own directors, Richard Hawkes and Frank Gould, were honored for years of service to our communities and presented with Crystal Awards for 2019!

Here are some upcoming events to mark on your calendars:

50/50 Raffles will continue at the evening shows in the San Tan Ballroom at Cottonwood. We hope to see you there on April 16 for The Eagles and on April 23 for Cher and The Righteous Brothers!

The 4th Annual Fun Walk will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019. The yummy Kick-off Party is held the evening before the Fun Walk.

In December, the CWPV Foundation holds its annual Gala Dinner and Raffle, “Eat Drink and be Merry.” We invite all of Sun Lakes to come enjoy this special evening of dinner, dancing and fundraising in the San Tan Ballroom. Wonderful themed baskets will be raffled off, and the dinner will be scrumptious. Bring your friends and your checkbooks to make a donation at this fundraiser!

We are grateful for all your support. YOU make it possible for us to enhance the Sun Lakes living experience with your generous donations. Thank you!