Phoenix Suns Star Steve Nash Hosts Exclusive Dinner on May 20 in Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s XII to Support Early Learning Initiative, Educare Arizona

Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 9, 2011) – As an NBA point guard, Steve Nash is a powerhouse on the court, and through the Steve Nash Foundation he uses his prowess to assist with a multitude of philanthropic initiatives worldwide. On Friday, May 20, 2011 the Phoenix Suns’ lucky number 13 will partner with Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain to host an exclusive and intimate dinner event in the resort’s private dining room, XII. Ticket sales will benefit Educare Arizona, a national network of early childhood centers dedicated to narrowing the achievement gap for low-income children.

The 13 at XII event begins at 8:30 p.m. and will include an 8-course spring-inspired dinner prepared by Sanctuary’s own Executive Chef Beau MacMillan. It is limited to but a few philanthropists plus Nash (named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world), and will be an opportunity to raise money and awareness for an important regional program. Tickets include a one-night stay in a luxurious Mountain Vista Suite at Sanctuary and start at $5,000 per individual and $10,000 for two based on double occupancy. Click here to purchase your tickets online.

About the Steve Nash Foundation:
Formed as a family foundation in 2004, the Steve Nash Foundation is dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. By increasing access to critical needs, health and education resources at home and abroad, the Foundation works to ameliorate conditions for kids, families and communities. Resources are focused on underserved populations of children in British Columbia (where Nash grew up), Arizona, and the countries of Canada, the U.S., Paraguay and Uganda.

About Educare Arizona:
Educare Arizona is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to bring private-public collaboration to bear on at-risk children and their families. By providing best practices in early learning to at-risk children ages birth to five years, Educare centers across the country are narrowing the achievement gap for low-income families. Each Educare center combines private philanthropy, like that of the Steve Nash Foundation, with available funding from existing federal (e.g., Early Head Start and Head Start) and state programs to create and deliver the highest quality early learning experience. Educare Arizona will open its doors this summer. Learn more at,, or

About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain:
One of the country’s most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale. Under the direction of Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, and award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Sanctuary was recognized in 2006 as the “top resort” in the United States by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and was included on theTravel & Leisure “T + L 500” list. Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” and “Reader’s Choice” winner since opening in 2001.