Sanderson Ford joins the Shriners Golf Classic as the 2018 presenting sponsor

The Shriners Golf Classic, one of the most recognized charity golf tournaments in the Valley, is proud to announce its new top sponsor, Sanderson Ford. Phoenix, Arizona’s top Ford Dealer has teamed up with the Shriners and their 21st annual event as it’s Presenting Sponsor.  Located in Glendale, Arizona, the name Sanderson Ford is synonymous with the greater Phoenix area and community involvement.    

The 21st annual Shriners Golf Classic Presented by Sanderson Ford, will be played at the exclusive Gainey Ranch Golf Club on Sunday, May 6, 2018 and is sure to be another hit. A four-person scramble format, the tournament is open to the public, men and women alike and is all about having fun while raising funds for a very worthwhile cause. The morning will begin with a $5,000 putting contest followed by a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop giving someone the opportunity to win $10,000.  

The local chapter of Shriners International, El Zaribah Shriners, has been a mainstay of the Valley since 1896. On June 24th of that year, a charter was issued to El Zaribah Shrine Temple in an area identified as the Arizona Territory. El Zaribah is said to be translated into “Hunter’s Paradise”. Highly recognized as those guys who wear funny red hats and drive go-karts in parades, many people are unaware of their philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.  

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.  

Since their first hospital opened in 1922, providing care for pediatric orthopedic conditions has been the foundation of Shriners Hospitals for Children and to date, they have helped over 1,300,000 children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. This care continues from birth through the age of 18.

El Zaribah Shriners, here in Phoenix, has over 2,400 children patients in their system from throughout Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. It is fundraisers such as the Shriners Golf Classic that allow them to send the children and parents to one of these hospitals. There is no Shriners Hospital for Children in Phoenix, therefore they send most of the children, without cost, to their hospitals in Salt Lake City, Sacramento and Los Angeles. 

Various sponsorship opportunities are still available for your company to become a part of this event. Visit for complete details or contact Tom Calvin, at or 480.221.8518, but don’t wait long. Let us begin helping you get the fullest benefit from your sponsorship. Register and pay for golf on this same website.  Four lucky golfers who have registered and paid no later than February 6, 2018 will have their registration fees reimbursed.

So that the El Zaribah Shriners can keep their building open and continue to take care of these children in need, proceeds benefit El Zaribah Shriners General Fund. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.