Chrysalis and NACE Driving out Domestic Violence

Phoenix NACE is a proud sponsor of Chrysalis and Driving out Domestic Violence. Join us for an Evening of Celebrities and Silent Auction. Come visit the NACE Zone and enjoy some of the fun things that NACE provides for the community!

On November 7th, Chrysalis will hold its annual Driving Out Domestic Violence. Last year this event was attended by hundreds of local supporters including many professional athletes and this year, they're committed to making it an even bigger success and with your help, we can help Chrysalis Drive out Domestic Violence. 

Lauren and Mark Teahen, DODV Founders, invite you to the:


The Valley’s most exclusive two day fundraising event combines a love of all sports with a desire to end the cycle of domestic violence in our community. The annual event kicks off with a private golf invitational featuring popular athletes from Major League Baseball and other professional sports and caps off with an entertaining evening of food, drinks, mixing and mingling with the celebrity athletes and a one of a kind auction.  

An exclusive evening with savory tasting stations, signature cocktails, auction, live music AND mingling with celebrity athletes

Mark Teahen, Max Scherzer, Brandon McCarthy, Aaron Hill,
Paul Goldschmidt, Matt Cain, Paul Konerko, Justin Upton
AND MANY MORE FROM: Major League Baseball


7555 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
$125 per person in advance/$175 at the door

Register Here

To donate to the auction or for additional information, please contact Trista Guzman at 602-740-8844 or 

A little bit about Chrysalis and their mission:  Chrysalis is a Phoenix based domestic abuse agency that's been helping families in the valley for 32 years.  They provide a safe haven to women and children who have been victimized by domestic violence.  For more information, please visit their website at


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