In March 2017, our friend at ASARCO Chuck Hansen learned that his grandson Jaxton was to be born with a heart defect and his son was not going to be able to cover the costs of the additional surgeries and ICU time that would be needed to save his life once he was born. A golf tournament was devised as a way to raise money to help them cover the costs. The amount of money raised last year was around $12,000.
Jaxton was born in June of 2017 and had to undergo several surgeries. The one photo attached is heart breaking and was taken right after one of his heart surgeries in October of 2017 and the other was a couple days later.
Chuck was so overwhelmed that he decided to partner with the Cardiac unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for this year’s tournament and raise money for other families with children in the cardiac unit.
This year the tournament was held on June 30th 2018 at the Wildhorse Pass Casino/Golf Course in Phoenix. DP sponsored 4 teams to golf.
DP has been involved since the beginning and this year’s event raised $37,700. We were major sponsors and also had a side prize on one of the par 3 holes where DaviJo and Debbie sat urging golfers to throw in money for the chance to win a new Cobra Driver. That hole raised $500 in addition to the sponsorship money we donated.
Preview YouTube video Melody Valve Heart Surgery: Jaxton's Story
Melody Valve Heart Surgery: Jaxton's Story
Employee of the Month
Nate has been with DP for over 10 years and is one of the hardest working employees we have. He takes great pride and integrity in his job. He always goes above and beyond to help everyone. He constantly juggles multiple tasks simultaneously and has amazing attention to detail. He is quick
to offer help and to cover for other office team members when they go on vacation. His great sense of humor is always keeping
us laughing and the mood light. Thank you for all your years of hard work Nate! DP is lucky to have you on our team!