Avondale Championship Open

A Sept. 10 “first putt” kicked off the rebranding of the Avondale Mayor’s Cup as the Avondale Championship Open, to be held Nov. 4.

Last week, the Boys and Girls Clubs hosted a “first putt” for the annual Avondale Mayor’s Cup—now called the Avondale Championship Open. 

Drafting on NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, on Nov. 4, 300 golfers will take over two courses at the Wigwam Golf Resort. Presented by Avondale Toyota, the golf tournament will benefit Avondale’s Boys and Girls Club, Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch.

Julie Giese, president of Phoenix Raceway; Marcia Mintz, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley;  Kamal Charef, general manager of Avondale Toyota; and Arizona Rep. Lorenzo Sierra took part in the Sept. 10 “first putt.”

“Our Phoenix Raceway and NASCAR families are proud to support the youth of Avondale and the tri-city area with this special event during our championship weekend. The race is about more than the drivers and the fans; we are a part of this community, and we’re investing in the youth in this community, ensuring they have a safe, fun place to be when school is out,” Giese said.

Over 25 years, the golf tournament has raised more than $400,000 to support positive programming for kids in the West Valley. 

To learn more about the Avondale Championship Open, visit bgcaz.org/avondale-cup.