Support Our Troops news

SOT-AZ wants to thank our Robson neighbors who have participated in and donated to our fundraising events this past season. As many of our fellow Ranchers start their journey to cooler climates back home, we wish you safe travels and a wonderful summer. As you enjoy your time away please remember that your SOT-AZ Board and Committee Leads continue to work for our local Pinal County veterans, active duty military personnel and their families in need.

Here’s how you can continue to help these veterans in need while you are away:

1. Join Fry’s and Amazon Smile: once you sign up on their respective websites your purchases will earn rewards that will be issued in the form of checks to SOT-AZ for our veteran support: Please bookmark this link so all your eligible shopping will benefit Support Our Troops – Arizona Inc.

Fry’s: a) Scroll to ‘Community Rewards,’ b) Click ‘Enroll,’ c) ‘Find Your Organization,’ Support Our Troops Arizona, then click ‘Search,’ d) ‘Select Your Organization,’ click the circle next to your organization; Click ‘Enroll.’ e) Fry’s requires an annual re-enrollment.

2. Annual Veterans Day Golf Tournament Week of Fundraising: continue to monitor the Robson web blasts as we will be announcing various registration deadlines for the golf tournament(s) as well as our raffle events, etc.

Golf Tournament on Veterans Day, limited to 144 players. Registration starts late summer and fills up quickly. Start organizing your teams now.

Raffle Baskets: thanks for your great donations. SOT-AZ reminds you to gather items from your summer travels and home town memories as these baskets are always some of the most sought after items. It’s fun to see what unique additions you so graciously donate to this fundraiser.

3. Flag Flying Days: watch for reminders as to when we line the Robson boulevards to honor our veterans by flying our donated American flags:

Purchase your yard American flag, a boulevard flag or both; please contact Art Boren at [email protected] or Steve Anderson at [email protected]

For those away from the Ranch, please fly your American flag on these designated military honor days wherever you are.

4. New Website: watch for web blasts as we unveil our new SOT-AZ website. Our volunteers have been working with a designer, Criss Moosman, who has graciously agreed to create the SOT-AZ website at a very low cost to help us get this project up and running. We are striving to provide our fellow neighbors with information about our mission and accomplishments.

5. Student Scholarship: SOT is currently reviewing two stellar applicants for college scholarships provided by SOT and your generous donations. Details and information regarding these applicants will be forthcoming as the scholarships are finalized with Central Arizona College and both students.

SOT-AZ thanks our contributing Robson Ranch neighbors. If you are not an SOT-AZ member, please think about joining this very worthy cause. Contact Steve Anderson, [email protected], for more information. Annual memberships: $5 per person or lifetime memberships: $25 per person.