In 1992, the Arizona Elks adopted the Steele Center as a "Major Project". Since then, Members in lodges around the state have contributed more than $4 million.
The Arizona Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee.
Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Our motto is "Believe in what you do and it can come true".
In Arizona, Elks help children in many ways. AEMP’s relationship with 2 projects goes back for years.
We have sponsored research at the University of Arizona's "Steele Children's Research Center" since 1992 with over $5 million in donations. We remodeled and modernized the "Arizona Elks Clinic for Children and Young Adults" and provide funds for an endowed chair in Neonatology.
We are also very proud of our Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeast Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. We will be waiving fees for bona fide youth groups in 2016 on a trial basis
The physician/scientists take care of 28,000 sick children each year at the Steele Children's Research Center. Some of these children have simple problems, like ear infections, others with life-threatening illnesses. Our goal is to give each one of them a better chance at better health. Please consider adding your support to the research efforts at the Steele Children's Research Center - to create a healthier future for all children. For more information, please call or click 520-626-7051.
TOP 10 Reasons to support the Steele Children's Research Center
The Arizona Elks operate the Jack C, Warter Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeastern Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. These fees will be waived for most bona fide Youth Groups in 2016, so make plans early to reserve your time.
At our Annual Convention last May the Exalted Rulers of Arizona Elks Association’s Lodges voted to give an extra $150,000 to the UofA Steele Children’s Research Center. This was in addition to the $250,000 we had already committed. The purpose of this generous gift? To buy a confocal microscope. A much needed piece of lab equipment.
Looking at the Microscope itself is not particularly awe inspiring. It doesn’t fill a room or shoot off lasers, or even play music. For $150,000 you would think it would at least have leather seats and satellite radio, but alas its appearance is no more impressive than a copy machine. And yet it is truly an awe inspiring machine.
It allows Doctors and Research Scientists to look deeper and farther into cells than ever before. No cell goes unexplored in the quest to find new ways to attack Childhood Autoimmune Diseases that disable and kill children everywhere. On a recent tour one Doctor explained, “It’s the type of equipment that draws the best researchers to Steele. The best and brightest want to work with the best equipment available.” The plaque explaining it was donated by you, the Arizona Elks is being engraved, in the meantime a paper sign reminds researchers where it came from. But they know, they know who the Arizona Elks really are, and how much they do for Children.
What is the key to defeating devastating childhood diseases? The best Doctors on Earth, working with the best equipment on Earth, donated by the Best People on Earth, Arizona’s B.P.O. Elks.
The Grand Prize for this year’s Mid-Year Raffle is a 2016 Polaris RZR! Financial support for this great vehicle was provided by Mother Road Harley Davidson in Kingman Arizona. Just a few of the many options on this vehicle include:
You can get tickets at every Elks Lodge in Arizona and just so you don’t miss out we are sending them to every Elk in the State. The drawing will be held at the Mid-Year Convention in October (you need not be present to win!) and will include many other prizes as well. Enter early and often for the best chance to win. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Call the AEMP Office at (520) 326-0556 or toll free (888) 808-8627 if you need extra tickets! Or fill out the form below and purchase your tickets online!