I really regret to advise you that we have just now had to cancel Concours in the Hills for 2021. A coalition of the major hospitals in Arizona have called upon the mayors of all the towns in Arizona to deny permits to any event exceeding 25 people. Since last year we drew about 30,000, this obviously includes us. We have been in discussion with the town and recently presented an exceptionally comprehensive and expensive safety plan, which the town approved, however with the hospital now withdrawing its involvement we have no further options.

This was well on the way to setting records for the eighth year in succession.

If you have paid for your 2021 sponsorship, please contact Sandi Garcia at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation (sgarcia4@phoenixchildrens.com)

Personally, and on behalf of us all at Scuderia Southwest, I would like to thank you all for your many years of support. We look forward to seeing you all again soon, perhaps at our monthly Cars & Coffee - The Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering.

I apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes you, but I can assure you that nobody is more disappointed than am I. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish any further information.

Peter Volny
480.773.9070
www.concoursinthehill.org
www.scuderiasouthwest.com
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January 3, 2021

Mr Peter Volny
Scuderia Southwest

Dear Peter,

After considerable evaluation of the current and anticipated Covid 19 Virus conditions it is with regret that Phoenix Children’s Hospital must withdraw its support and involvement in Concours in the Hills for 2021.

The optics of any hospital, especially a children’s hospital, being involved in, and the beneficiary of, a major event that draws tens of thousands of people into one location, even an outdoor one, is not prudent.

We sincerely thank Scuderia Southwest, the Town of Fountain Hills, sponsors and the business community, for the incredible support and look forward to a much anticipated and highly successful Concours in the Hills 2022.

Respectfully,

Steve Schnall
Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer
Phoenix Childrens Hospital Foundation