The Jump Ball

Phoenix Suns Charities hosts gala at Talking Stick Resort

Eight hundred guests turned out Jan. 13 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale for The Jump Ball. The annual Phoenix Suns Charities gala, presented by Annexus for the 10th consecutive year, featured performances from Miami-based rapper and four-time Grammy Award nominee Flo Rida. In addition to his musical success, Flo Rida has created Big Dreams For Kids Foundation and the Florida Youth Football League, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of inner-city, underprivileged youth through education, team sports, family enrichment and support. The evening also included dinner, dancing and a silent auction.

Proceeds benefit Phoenix Suns Charities, which works to improve the lives of youth and families throughout Arizona by actively creating and supporting programs that focus on education, recreation, and health and human services. This season, Phoenix Suns Charities celebrates 30 years of giving back to the community. Since its inception in 1988, the organization has distributed more than $20 million to local nonprofits and organizations in need.

PHOTOS COURTESY PHOENIX SUNS

Flo Rida

Warren and Amy Forsythe

Josh Jackson, Suns Owner Robert Sarver, Dragan Bender, Alex Len, TJ Warren and Alan Williams 

Jared Dudley, Brandon Knight, Greg Monroe, Devin Booker and Alec Peters

Chris Alvarez and Arlee Maracigan

Don Dady, Flo Rida and Gilda Rodriguez

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