History and Allocations

Tempe Sports Authority Foundation has recognized individual’s courageous spirit for the past 24 years at the Courage Awards Banquet.

Courage. Bravery. Guts.

Those are just a few of the words that describe men and women demonstrating heroism in the face of adversity, conquering physical challenges and overcoming significant injury. While athletes triumph over individual obstacles, they share a common spirit – a spirit to rise above harsh difficulties, and to persevere and achieve their goals.

These prestigious national awards are given each year to deserving men and women in sports who are inspiring role models for all of us.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit youth-oriented programs and scholarship opportunities, for deserving local students who face financial obstacles that threaten their pursuit of an education at one of our Arizona Colleges or Universities. All donations are tax deductible and all donors will be listed in the printed program.

Allocation of Funds

2017 Tempe Sports Authority Foundation
Grants $61,000 to the Following Recipients:

• All City Foundation
• Assistance League of East Valley
• ASU College of Health Initiatives
• Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley
• Childsplay
• Diablos’ Charities
• Dollars for Scholars
• Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
• Future for Kids
• Global Orphan Hope Foundation
• Jobs for Arizona Graduates
• National Football Foundation
• Prostate On-Site Project
• Scholar Baller
• Tempe Impact Education Foundation
• Tempe Sister Cities
• Tempe South Little League
• Tempe YMCA
• The Centers for Habilitation (TCH)

Total Event Proceeds to Date: $1,567,207

2017 Event Proceeds: $61,000
2016 Event Proceeds: $67,000
2015 Event Proceeds: $94,000
2014 Event Proceeds: $58,000
2013 Event Proceeds: $54,000
2012 Event Proceeds: $49,000
2011 Event Proceeds: $51,000
2010 Event Proceeds: $57,500
2009 Event Proceeds: $49,100
2008 Event Proceeds: $52,500
2007 Event Proceeds: $45,500
2006 Event Proceeds: $65,000
2005 Event Proceeds: $108,030
2004 Event Proceeds: $60,000
2003 Event Proceeds: $73,000
2002 Event Proceeds: $102,400
2001 Event Proceeds: $51,500
2000 Event Proceeds: $70,000
1999 Event Proceeds: $101,000
1998 Event Proceeds: $101,300
1997 Event Proceeds: $70,940
1996 Event Proceeds: $76,137
1995 Event: Proceeds: $49,300