SaddleBrooke Outreach Happenings

Ready, set, walk!

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

On Saturday, October 27 SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) will be hosting its 22nd annual Walkathon. This event helps to raise the funds needed to support a wide range of food, clothing and education programs that benefit youngsters living in nearby communities.

The Walkathon begins at 7:40 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse parking lot (near the bocce ball courts). A Vital Moves fitness instructor will lead all walkers in some warm-up exercises, then a car carrying this year’s Grand Marshall, Anne Everett, will lead everyone to Ridgeview Blvd. to start the walk. After completing the full walk around Ridgeview, or a shorter alternative walk near the fire station, walkers will gather at the clubhouse for a hot breakfast buffet.

To register for the Walkathon, stop by the SBCO office in Suite L in the Minit Market plaza (on SaddleBrooke Blvd) between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The registration fee is $30 per person ($15 for children ages six through 18) and can be paid by check or cash. Or you can register online at the SBCO website,, using a credit card via PayPal.

If you choose to register online, your tee shirt will be held for pick up at Suite L once registration and payment are received.

The Walkathon tee shirt serves as a registered walker’s “ticket” for the breakfast. Walkers can register the day of the walk, but the choice of tee shirt sizes may be limited.

In addition to registration fees, this year’s event is supported by Long Realty – Golder Ranch Agents, Long Realty Cares Foundation, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Golf Cars of Arizona, First Plaza Storage, Radiology Ltd., Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter and Associates, Dust Devil Tees, Canyon Community Bank, Apache Gold Casino Resort, Morris Hall, PLLC and Hardin Brothers Automotive, as well as individual sponsors.