Arizona Sports Angels


OUR MISSION / INSPIRATION / team

Our Mission

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In Arizona, there are many youth and their families living in poverty and struggling to make a living. After school activities including sporting programs help enhance a child’s life physically and mentally for overall well-being. Arizona Sports Angels provides underprivileged youth with sporting equipment and resources to promote health, growth, education and positive values in their lives and communities. Arizona Sports Angels collects donations and sporting goods from various businesses and communities to distribute to underprivileged youth. 

Our Inspiration

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One day while Alexa was driving home from work, she took a detour through the small community of Guadalupe, Arizona. At a stoplight, she looked over and saw a young boy playing soccer alone in a dirt lot with an old tattered volleyball. She felt bad for him and wished there was something she could do right then to help. This inspired her to start a charitable organization that would help not just this one child, but as many children as possible. Remembering her own childhood hardships, living in a community where resources were limited, Alexa developed an even deeper passion and was now on a mission to help children. Alexa drove home and began working on Arizona Sports Angels.

Our Team

Alexa O'Brien

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President
Alexandria "Alexa" is a mother and Arizona native who is passionate about helping others. She has served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces and various communities through volunteering her time helping the homeless and coordinating fundraisers for charitable organizations helping veterans. Alexa’s passion and life goals’ includes helping children live healthy and positive lives by providing the tools they need to be successful. Alexa grew up in a large family, in a small rural town with limited resources, and understands the hardship that families go through to provide support for a child especially in extracurricular activities which are vital to a child’s growth mentally and physically.

Jeffry O'Brien

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Vice President

Jeffry is a longtime valley broadcaster, actor, comedian, and father. While he loves all the fun he is blessed to have working in the entertainment world, working with a variety of valley charities has always held a special place in his heart. Over the last 25+ years, he has enjoyed helping to bring in donations at events, collecting food for the holidays or clothes for kids going back to school, as well as raising funds for countless charities with concerts and other events. With his own kids participating in sports, he knows the commitment and expense that goes with it and would like to help ease that burden for others. Jeffry is very excited to be a part of helping kids get what they need to play sports!     


Randy White

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Media and Logistics Specialist

 Randy had the privilege to play sports growing up. He believes all kids should have the same opportunity to make life-long friends, gain confidence, and have fun!  Married to Kim and a father of six kids and grandfather of nine, Randy has a love for children and wants to make sure they have every chance to play and grow through sports. Randy believes all children should be given a chance to be a kid, despite their economic situation. 

Patricia Berumen

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Community Relations Specialist

Patricia has a passion to help families in need. As a mother of three boys who played football, baseball, and soccer, her family felt the financial burden that comes with keeping children in sports. Patricia's background includes previous work in pediatric medical offices and she currently volunteers at another charitable organization that provides families with clothing, food, and household goods.