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Committed to improving our community by giving back to the lives of our children.

The Michael Finney Foundation was established in 1997 by Michael Finney and family with the sole purpose to give back. Since it’s inception the Foundation has successfully produced the Dry Heat Celebrity Golf Classic and Comedy/Variety Show to raise the majority of it’s funding. The Foundation has raised and donated nearly $1,000,000.00 with proceeds going to: The United Phoenix Firefighters, Valley Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The Gift of Life, The Thomas J. Pappas School for Homeless Children, Red Mountain Boys Academy, Arizona's Shriners Hospital, Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association, Woodland High school athletics, Arizona Veterans Hospital and Hope For The Warrior just to name a few. Michael personally contributes his time throughout the year for other charity events to continually send out his message to our community as well as in other cities. The Michael Finney Foundation is committed to helping those in need anyway we can. In Michael's own words " Its just the right thing to do"

The Dry Heat Golf tournament combines comedians, Television and Movie personalities along with sports legends, who volunteer their time to participate in the Dry Heat Golf Classic. The Tournament format includes a dinner/auction, golf and a Celebrity Comedy & Variety Show, featuring some of the nation’s finest performers. The nationally renowned talents of these artists feature their “best material” for the benefit. The show is open to the public. Past celebrity performers have included: Jeff Foxworthy Master Illusionist Lance Burton, George Lopez, Will Shriner, Nate bargatze Steve Bargatze Tom Mctigue Steve Smith Bob Kubota Jerry Dye Joe Corcoran

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Host / Facility Partners:

- Point Tapatio

- Celebrity Theatre

Print / Media / Web Services:

- Bill Straus Photography

- Moore Graphics

- OB Sports

Sponsorship Partners:

- Clear  Channel  Outdoor

- Outback  Steakhouse

- All-Star  Framing

- Arrowhead Honda

- Carrabba's Italian Grill

- Antigua

- Double Coin Truck Tires

- Enterprise  Electric

- Moore Graphics

- Clear Channel

- AZ Outdoor Signs

- Orange Tree Golf Resort

- The Many Friends and Partners over our 17 successful years....