Coyotes players eased back into the return of the season with a night full of laughter and service on Monday night during the annual Celebrity Waiters Gala at Maple & Ash restaurant in Scottsdale.
"On behalf of Alex Meruelo and the entire Arizona Coyotes organization, I'd like to thank all the fans and corporate partners who attended our annual Celebrity Waiters Night event on Monday night at Maple and Ash," said Coyotes President and CEO Ahron Cohen. "The event was a tremendous success and we are proud to have raised close to half a million dollars for the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. We will now be able to make even more of an impact in the Valley community."
Taking the evening to serve dinner, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres to fans, corporate partners, and various supporters, players put on their aprons to raise money to benefit the Arizona Coyotes Foundation.
A record revenue of nearly half a million dollars was raised in the effort, a 172% net revenue increase from the 2019 event.
Owner, Chairman & Governor Alex Meruelo and his family led the efforts to financially support the event, along with Minority Owner Andrew Barroway and his family, and other various generous donations from those with ties to the Coyotes organization.
The event included the warm presence of team ownership, along with President & CEO Ahron Cohen, President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka, Head Coach Rick Tocchet and the entire team.
The dinner, totaling 200 attendees, sold out in record time and resulted in the unparalleled proceeds raised.