Help Operation Santa Claus while hearing from Valley inspirational speakers

TEMPE, AZ - Hear from Valley "game changers" and be one yourself at KFYI's "AZ Talks 2017."

The event is Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts Theater.

Hosted by KFYI's Mike Broomhead, "AZ Talks 2017" is touted as a night of inspiration from speakers from around the Valley.

The lineup includes: Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, 100 Club of AZ President Angela Harrolle, Award-winning speed painter Randall Hedden, basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale, and KNIX DJ Ben Campbell.

Tickets start at $15.

A special "Game Changer" Ticket is $25, and includes a donation to Operation Santa Claus plus a special Operation Santa Claus holiday ornament.

Operation Santa Claus is a Valley tradition and partnership between ABC15 and Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln to collect food, toys, clothes, and monetary donations for Arizona charities. 

This year’s charities are: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and Military Assistance Mission (MAM).

Operation Santa Claus runs through Dec. 20, and culminates the following day with a "human chain" of volunteers who help deliver all the collected goods to Arizona families in need.

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