Charro Invitational Golf Tournament
The Scottsdale Charros have been dedicated to giving back to the community for over 60 years. The annual Charro Invitational helps us bolster our fundraising efforts, so that we can continue to support the incredible charities in our community. We hope you will join us in this endeavor. We will all be incredibly thankful and we know you’ll have a great time. We look forward to seeing you at Grayhawk Golf Course on May 3!
Impact of the Scottsdale Charros
The Scottsdale Charros, through the Charro Foundation, have donated more than $20 million to local charities and Scottsdale public education. Our work can be seen in nearly every corner of the great city of Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. The Charros’ impact is felt in every Scottsdale public school and hundreds of community organizations. Read our Impact Report.
The CORONADO PROMISE
A portion of the proceeds from the 2024 Charro Invitational golf tournament will be dedicated to funding the Coronado Promise, a scholarship program launched in 2020 by the Scottsdale Charros in collaboration with the Coronado Foundation for the Future, Scottsdale Unified School District, and Scottsdale Community College. This transformative initiative makes higher learning a reality for students at Coronado High School with a “promise” to fund CHS graduates’ two-year college degree or vocational certificate program. The program also provides resources to lower grades in the Coronado Learning Community to improve college readiness.
History of the Scottsdale Charros
The result of banter at the Pink Pony among town ‘movers and shakers’ and the then-manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Paul Richards, the Scottsdale Baseball Club formed, raised money and built a wooden stadium on the northeast corner of what is now Osborn Road and Drinkwater Boulevard, designed to host the Baltimore Orioles for spring training in February-March 1956. Land for the stadium was leased from that owner by the Civic Coordinating Council. In 1961, the Scottsdale Charros are formed during a meeting at Hotel Valley Ho as a special activity affiliate of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. They take over hosting Spring Training from the Scottsdale Baseball Club.
Today, the Scottsdale Charros are an all-volunteer group of business and civic leaders dedicated to providing support and funding for youth programs, educational scholarships and grants to local charities. Spring Training Baseball, along with CHAPS, Parada del Sol, the Charro Invitational golf tournament make the Charros one of the community’s largest philanthropic contributors.