• Birdies For Charity

  • Special Olympics Arizona

  • WM Phoenix Open

  • February 1st thru 4th


Goal: $800.00


My friends,

I need your help.

I am raising funds for my Special Olympics East Valley Golf program. We have 28 Special Olympics golfers that have a passion for playing golf. Each athlete plays on a team, typically with a parent or good friend, year round at many challenging courses in Arizona. This year we will be playing at Sun City CC, Omni National in Tucson, Antelope Hills in Prescott, Longbow in Mesa, Oak Creek CC in Sedona, Augusta Ranch in Mesa, and Whirlwind in Chandler. All of the funds raised will go to support this special year round golf program. These funds also enable us to participate in the Special Olympics National Invitational Golf Tournament if we are lucky enough to be selected. The National Tournament is 3 days and, like the PGA, we cannot use golf carts. So it can be very challenging.

I am 36 years and have been in Special Olympics for many years .I started out in the equestrian program but it became to difficult on me physically. I have been in the golf program since 2010 and love it. My golf partner Bruce Lenth, , who is also my uncle, enjoy all the practices and competitions.I participated in one National Golf Tournament at the Wigwam Golf Reort in Arizona. We have won many awards together and hope to continue golfing in Special Olympics for a long time.

How can you help?

The Thunderbirds have given us a great opportunity to raise funds by matching all donations by an additional 10%. One hundred percent of the funds stay in our Special Olympics golf program and enable us to continue to play golf and improve our game. Your help comes from sponsoring me for $.01, $.02, $.03 or more per birdie. If you would like to write a check, please make payable to Thunderbird Charities and mail it to Special Olympics Arizona 2100 S 75th Ave Phoenix AZ 85043 attention Mary.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Pledge Now  
Donor Name Date Message
Bruce Lenth 12/4/2017 Go Ryan
Ed Lenth 12/4/2017 good luck Rayn
Mary Carlson 12/8/2017 So proud of you Ryan. Good luck. Love you, Mom
Robert Nowak 1/10/2018 Ryan,you are a great guy, Judy and Bob
Cathy Kennedy 1/10/2018 Have a great round!
Richard Fail 1/11/2018 You are the most helpful, kind and thoughtful neighbor in our community. You enrich our family and we love you.
Rebecca Lano 1/11/2018 Good luck Ryan
Mary Cooper 1/11/2018 Mary Cooper made a Donation!
al wartner 1/12/2018 al wartner made a Donation!
Elizabeth Savino 1/14/2018 Good luck to you!
Elizabeth Savino 1/14/2018 Elizabeth Savino made a Donation!
DAVID guanell 1/14/2018 111Good Luck Ryan
RYAN GILLISPIE 1/15/2018 Good luck! Hit em long and straight!
Deb Norman 1/15/2018 Go Ryan. You will do an amazing job.
Rosann Williams 1/17/2018 Best of luck Ryan!!! Rosann and Scott
Karla Kringen 1/18/2018 Hope this helps you reach your goal! Have a lot of fun out there.
alison cooper 1/22/2018 alison cooper made a Donation!
Randall Bregger 1/23/2018 Go Ryan!