This year, in its 9th annual celebration, Wild West Days has also decided to support the Triple R Horse Rescue, the Horse Rhythm Foundation, the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, and the 100 Club of Arizona, as its main charities. In addition, the event will provide charitable support to the many horse-related organizations throughout our community which do so much to preserve our independent Western lifestyle.
We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Cave Creek, Arizona. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses in need. We are a 100% volunteer organization with our volunteers pouring their dedication and determination into providing daily care for all of our horses. Learn more about Triple R Horse Rescue.
Horse Rhythm Foundation (HRF) is committed to excellence by offering highly specialized Equine Assisted Services (EAS), Outdoor Therapies (OT), and Wellness for Veterans, First Responders and their families suffering from war time afflictions, mental health disorders, and physical disabilities. The foundation provides EAS and OT in an effort to bridge the gap between traditional healing methodologies and true whole-being wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. HRF will provide a transitional and wellness center as a broad-based collaborative community initiative for Veterans and First Responders while undergoing these therapies. Learn more about the Horse Rhythm Foundation.
The core mission of the IRSF is to fund research for treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services. Click here to donate to the IRSF.
When tragedy strikes, the effects are swift and devastating. The 100 Club of Arizona recognizes the need to respond immediately with support and understanding. Whatever the need – financial, advisory or moral support, the 100 Club of Arizona is there to ease the pain of the family of those in fire, public safety or law enforcement who are injured or killed in the line-of-duty.
The concept of the 100 Club of Arizona was born in Detroit in 1952, following the fatal shooting of a young Detroit officer. Moved by the situation, William M. Packer, who was the largest Pontiac Dealer in the nation and a friend of the police commissioner, wrote to 100 of his friends encouraging them to donate to a fund for the fallen officer. He received a 100 percent response rate. Packer and the commissioner met with the expectant widow, reviewed her finances and arranged to pay off the mortgage on their recently purchased home, pay all the bills, set up an education account for the yet unborn child and deposited $7,000 in the widow’s checking account.
In 1965, a young Phoenix officer was killed in the line-of-duty. Several acquaintances with knowledge of the Detroit 100 Club got together and started the Phoenix 100 Club, and became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1968. One of the earliest members was Frank Haze Burch. Frank’s father was the first Phoenix police officer killed in the line-of-duty in 1924, when Frank was just five years old. Learn more about the 100 Club of Arizona.