Formed in 1961, the Scottsdale Charros are an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of business and civic leaders that help build our community by supporting youth sports, education, and charitable causes.
From the very beginning, the Charros—by their very name—meaning gentlemen riders, embodies the Scottsdale’s 1947 slogan, “The West’s Most Western Town.”
The Scottsdale Charros were founded to be Scottsdale’s goodwill ambassadors and today area multifaceted, multi-generational organization that has donated more than $20 million to local organizations. Most of these funds are raised through Spring Training Baseball which the Charros have hosted in Scottsdale Stadium for more than 60 years.
While Scottsdale has grown and modernized since the Charros’ were formed, the group continues to remind longtime and new residents that Scottsdale has a rich and diverse Western heritage that should be preserved and celebrated. Just as the humble farmers and ranchers of early Scottsdale shared whatever they had with their neighbors, the Charros have shared their time, talent, and resources with their community.
Today, the Charros are stronger than ever, continuing their legacy of charitable giving and innovative programs.