Champion has been involved in several Metropolitan Phoenix community programs. We are passionate about the programs described below.
Founded in 1915, Phoenix Day supports working families in the Greater Phoenix area by providing early childhood education and ensuring healthy child development. Phoenix Day is committed to a safe, nurturing and diverse environment with age-appropriate curriculum that promotes a lifetime of learning. Additionally, Phoenix Day serves more than 3500 families in the community annually with essential social-services outreach through programs such as HealthLinks and community referrals. For more information, please visit www.PhoenixDay.org
InfraGard, an FBI Program with 86 local InfraGard chapters nationwide and a membership of 16,000 vetted U.S. Citizens, is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members.
At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. Membership in InfraGard is free, but requires the approval of the Federal Bureau of Investigation through a security risk assessment.
Beyond being vital to Arizona’s economy since 1941, Luke Air Force Base protects the freedoms and security all of us enjoy by training combat-ready pilots and crews for the military’s most advanced fighter aircraft. Later this year, the U.S. Air Force will begin the process of considering to select Luke AFB as a future training site for the next generation of fighter aircraft, the F-35.
Our goal is to gather support from residents throughout the West Valley to let our military leaders in Washington D.C. know that there is tremendous community support for Luke in becoming a training base for the new F-35 and for its military personnel, who make the ultimate sacrifice so that all of us can enjoy a better life.
Please join this community support campaign by adding your name to our list at the Luke Forward Website.
As a 2.17 Billion dollar economic engine for the State of Arizona, Luke deserves our attention. When you have the world’s largest Air Force Base in your backyard, you’ve got to protect it. Fighter Country Partnership has done just that locally and in our Nation’s capital for more than 10 years. For more than a decade, Fighter Country Partnership has been dedicated to the men, women, families and mission of the United States Air Force in Arizona.
Today, Luke AFB is contending to be one of the key training sites for the F-35 Lightning II. Also referred to as the Joint Strike Fighter or JSF, the F-35 is a next-generation fighter aircraft that will be used by the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as eight foreign militaries as the replacement for the F-16.
If awarded the F-35 training mission, Luke can anticipate seeing an infusion of $125-$150 million in construction-related projects. Much of this investment will positively impact the state’s economy with local labor and suppliers of construction material.
Fighter Country Foundation (FCF) is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit corporation focused on the supporting programs and services at Luke that aid, support and honor Airmen and their families in need.
Established in 2006, FCF has made a significant impact on the lives of servicemen and women stationed at Luke. We also support Luke Airmen currently deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.
The Foundation provides support and services to help Luke service members cope with the demands of deployments and to support families during separations resulting from mission requirements.
With more than 40 programs and services across every county in the state, Arizona’s Children Association’s Prevention, Intervention and Permanency programs can mean the difference between a hope-filled future and a life of despair for many Arizona children and families. We believe that every child deserves a permanent home that is safe and nurturing and we strive toward that goal. Annually, Arizona’s Children Association serves more than 45,000 children and their families across all 15 counties in Arizona.
We are one of the largest non-profit agencies in the state to offer foster care, adoption, behavioral health, prevention programs, and other child welfare services — thanks to your contributions, we’ve been positively affecting the lives of Arizona’s children for over 97 years.
In 1959, 16 dedicated anglers gathered on the banks of Michigan’s Au Sable River. United by a love of fishing and a desire to help wild trout survive, they launched TU with successful campaigns championing catchand-release fishing and the use of barbless hooks. Today TU has thousands of volunteers working out of more than 400 chapters nationwide to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries. They donate well over 500,000 hours every year to clean up polluted streams, restore water to dried-up rivers, and teach children about responsible stewardship and good fishing. Visit Trout Unlimited and learn more about cold water fisheries and stream conservation!