Staying involved in Sun Lakes


Elaine Kraemer, CWPV Foundation President

Your Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation has been busy being a good neighbor and supporting efforts to benefit our Sun Lakes residents’ health and education.

The CWPV Foundation recently made a grant to start up a local chapter of a national walking program here in Sun Lakes. It is called Walk With A Doc! Sue Schwartz, who is a longtime resident of Sun Lakes, brought this program to the CWPV Foundation’s attention and has secured the cooperation of healthcare professionals from Chandler Regional Hospital to walk with the community on the second Saturday of each month beginning on January 12, 2019. The walks around Cottonwood’s Five Lakes (on Brentwood Drive across from the tennis courts) will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 10:00 a.m. Visit to learn more about this free walking program and to complete your online waiver in advance.

The CWPV Foundation has also made a Sponsor Donation to the Annual Cancer Fundraising Tournament hosted by the Palo Verde Ladies Golf Association on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Donation proceeds will go the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Sign-up forms for the tournament are available in the Ladies and Men’s Lounges at PV.

The flip-side of awarding grants and making donations is raising money, of course!

The Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation will have its Third Annual Fun Walk on Saturday, November 3, 2018! Fun Walk registration is $20. It includes a cool t-shirt and a wonderful Kick-Off Party the evening before the Fun Walk on Friday, November 2. Thank you to the wonderful Recreation Department of the CWPV HOA and the many volunteers who make this truly fun event possible!

On December 18, 2018, the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation’s gala fundraising dinner, Eat, Drink and Be Merry, will be held in the San Tan Ballroom. A fundraising Basket Raffle will be held starting at 5:00 p.m. The Buffet starts at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., the Riff Raff band will begin the entertainment! Tickets for this luscious Prime Rib Buffet are only $25 per person (inclusive). Be sure to purchase yours at the CWPV Homeowner Services office before they’re all gone!

Our 50/50 Raffles are ongoing at the San Tan Ballroom concerts. This is a real money-maker for the CWPV Foundation and for one lucky person in each concert audience! Thank you for all your participation! Tickets for the concerts are sold at the CWPV Homeowner Services office. The concerts scheduled for the rest of 2018 are as follows:

The Bombshells – Tuesday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m.

So, This Is Christmas – December 4 at 7:00 p.m.

One last thing to tell you before we close is that we’ve managed to shorten our website address! You can now view what’s going on with the Cottonwood Palo Verde Foundation at any time, by visiting!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!