The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, were founded in 1937 when the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce expanded its role as a convention and tourism bureau. From caring for the underprivileged to helping those striving to make the United States Olympic teams, The Thunderbirds are doing all they can to make a difference for the residents of the Valley. Along the way they have raised more than $86 million for Arizona charities. Each member has demonstrated a sincere interest in sports and a dedication to community affairs, and have provided so much for so many, including the First Tee of Phoenix.
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