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Scottsdale Firefighters Charities Annual Dinner

Posted on: July 27th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Scottsdale will be heating up September 25th, thanks to the 16th Annual “Behind the Flames” Scottsdale Firefighters Charities Dinner.

Celebrate Scottsdale's Heroes "Behind the Flames", Scottsdale Firefighters Charities DinnerThe dinner, held at Dominick’s Steakhouse, is sponsored by the Scottsdale Firefighters Association. This annual dinner serves to recognize outstanding Scottsdale firefighters.

This event will begin at 5pm with a cocktail hour on Dominick’s rooftop. After that guests will indulge in a luxurious dining experience with items like prime steaks, seafood and signature dishes at 6pm.

The Scottsdale Firefighter Association will welcome Charli Turner Thorne and Dan Harkins as featured speakers and guests of honor.

Arizona State University women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne Charli Turner Thorne is known as the most winning-est coach in Sun Devil women’s basketball history. Arizona State University women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne has led the Sun Devils to victory over and over again. She has racked up 354 wins during her 19 seasons at ASU, which currently ranks her second all-time among Pac-12 women’s basketball coachesThorne has led ASU to the NCAA Tournament ten times so far and to the school’s only Elite Eight appearances in 2007 and 2009.

Dan Harkins, CEO of Harkins TheatersDan Harkins, CEO of Harkins Theaters, has been a leader in theaters and philanthropy for decades in Arizona. He grew up with a passion for movies passed down from his father, who opened Arizona’s first movie house during the height of the Great Depression. Harkins Theaters has since expanded across the state and there are currently 400 screens across the state as they continue to be the trailblazer in theater innovation in Arizona.

There are several charities that benefit from the annual dinner. This year some of those charities are the Boys and Girls Club, Scottsdale Prevention Institute, Scottsdale Gateway Alliance, Scottsdale Foothills Animal Rescue, City of Scottsdale Youth Deployment and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

Individual tickets for the evening can be purchased for $150. There are several sponsorship packages are available for the 2016 Scottsdale Firefighter’s Charities Dinner. The event has sold out in years past, so make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

For more information, to purchase a ticket or become a sponsor contact Pete Tocco at or call 602.799.9543. Send checks, payable to IAFF Local 3878, to 3370 N Hayden Rd. #123-521, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

Dominick’s Steakhouse is located in the Scottsdale Quarter at 14169 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.

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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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