The Sons of Arizona was founded in June of 2011 by a group of 11 Scottsdale and Phoenix locals for the benefit of children in our local communities. Their efforts are focused on inspiring local children, helping local school systems, charities, not- for -profit organizations and individual kids who just need a little boost to get them where they need to be! The members of Sons of Arizona includes 11 local business owners, teachers and executives including President Grant MacKenzie, Matt Blanton, Joshua Glennie, Jake Flesner, Jacob Chapman, Brendon Sarracino, Brett Maas, Jason Blechmann, Ryan Kohnke, Travis Chapman and Mark Colletti.
On September 12th, the Sons of Arizona delivered items from its School Supply Drive to Sheryl Rednor, principal at Supai Middle School. Not only did they deliver a stockpile of the basic items, including 313 dozen pencils, 700 spiral notebooks and 181 packages of 3X5 cards, the organization was also able to accommodate and deliver a large amount of “wish list” items that were requested directly from the teachers and faculty , including 25 scientific calculators, 100 three ring binders, socks and underwear. Due to a generous donor, the Sons of Arizona was even able to provide Supai with an iPod touch for one of the education award programs. “This has been a great experience for us, and we look forward to future opportunities to support the children of the community,” said Grant MacKenzie, Jr., president of Sons of Arizona.