Rise Up for The Homeless – Great Cause

This was sent to me by one of my clients:


This event is called “Rise Up for the Homeless” where people will be standing up all night at the Scottsdale Stadium to promote homeless awareness and raise money for St. Mary’s Food Bank.

He is looking for 1-2 title sponsor’s at $10,000 – $12,500 each.

Thomas Baldrick is very, very well connected as you can see from his sight and hence there is a pretty good chance he can pull a few strings on this to maybe even get some national coverage……

Please forward as you see fit.

Thank you,


“Rise Up for the Homeless” – 1 sheet

Arizona’s Hottest New Event to Help St. Mary’s Food Bank

Serve our Homeless & Hungry

Contact: Thomas Baldrick. Cell: 480. 415. 8610. email:

The good news is St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix is now the #1 food bank in the world. The bad news is it has more non-profit agencies and needy people to serve than ever before.


The Phoenix Philanthropists led by Jerry Heikens and his 800 member team of volunteers, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Arizona agencies serving homeless and hungry, generous private and public sector leaders, print, broadcast and online media outlets, and award-winning media and marketing professional, valley resident Thomas Baldrick, creator of the idea.


“Rise Up for the Homeless features “Heat-Seeking Humanitarians” in a unique 25-hour event that makes a stand to help the rising number of homeless and hungry in Arizona. Hundreds of people will raise pledges of at least $125 ($5 per hour) for the honor of empowering themselves by standing for 25-straight hours in the Valley’s heat. That’s right…the rules for the event are: No sitting! No sleeping! No sweating!


Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Rd (just east of Scottsdale Rd.) Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Plus, live webcam coverage at: (site coming soon).


Start: 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2009

End: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009

(* We can take advantage of the angles of a Full Moon and Labor Day Weekend!)


  • To generate donations of money and food to help Arizona’s homeless & hungry.
  • To boost awareness of the homeless and hungry in the Arizona summer heat.
  • To creatively use the Valley’s heat to help those who suffer the most from it.
  • To do a memorable long-term experience that empowers all involved.
  • To showcase the compassion of The Valley of the Sun to the rest of the world.
  • Why? Why not?