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Coyotes donate $250,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Arizona Sports reported last week that the Coyotes had invested $1.2 million in Arizona last year between their community and youth hockey programs.

That number just grew. The Coyotes donated $250,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Thursday to help develop its Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The money was raised by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation over the past three years, and will help build a new state-of-the-art building as the center expands to treat more patients.

“PCH is a phenomenal hospital and we are very fortunate to have it here in the Valley,” Coyotes owner, chairman and governor Andrew Barroway said in a release. “Their Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is doing great work and we hope that this donation will help many children in the future.”

Alyssa Snow, the special events coordinator for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, said the Coyotes have been critical partners in achieving PCH’s goal. The Coyotes lifetime giving to PCH before the donation was in excess of $550,000.

“They believe in community,” Snow said. “It’s not just about their brand. They understand the significance of a partnership and supporting us, and they educate themselves about what they are supporting. They are the only team that does a telethon with us. I’m very proud to work with them. They have been a great community supporter in showcasing what PCH is about.”

Coyotes COO, General Counsel and Alternate Governor Ahron Cohen said it’s easy to get behind PCH.

“It’s because of their ability to help and provide such a beacon of hope to so many families in this community,” Cohen said. “They really stand out as a leader, both on the civic front and in terms of outstanding patient care and support for families. It touches your heart when you see how these kids and families are affected. We’re more than happy to do anything we can do to make their jobs at PCH a tiny bit easier.”