Great Wolf Lodge Delivers Plush Animals to Community

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Great Wolf Lodge Arizona delivering their plush animals to SRPMIC. From left to right: Executive Secretary for Social Services Esther Manzanares, Great Wolf Director of Sales & Catering Michelle Huebner, CMP, Senior Behavioral Health Counselor at HHS Annamari Hogan and General Manager of Great Wolf Lodge Arizona Brian Johnson. Photo courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

On December 15, 2020, Great Wolf Lodge Arizona delivered 494 plush animals to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Social Services Department on behalf of Great Wolf Resorts.

Approximately 350 of the plush animals went to Angel Tree Program families in need before Christmas, with the remaining going to the Salt River Fire and Police departments and the Family Advocacy Center in January for ongoing distribution when they are working with children.

“This was such a great opportunity to partner with Great Wolf Lodge!” said Annamari Hogan, LPC, senior behavioral health counselor with SRPMIC Health and Human Services. “The families that we got to support through the donation were so excited, and [the kids] just loved the different characters. We are very thankful for the Great Wolf Lodge’s contributions this year, and we look forward to an ongoing partnership.”

Great Wolf Lodge Arizona wanted to give back to the Community after a challenging year. “We donated hundreds of plush toys featuring our Great Wolf Lodge characters with the hope that it might make the holiday season special for some children in need,” said Ally Brayton, senior publicist for J Public Relations, which represents Great Wolf Lodge Arizona. “We are deeply committed to supporting our local community and are pleased to support this effort.”

Great Wolf Lodge Arizona is a family resort destination on SRPMIC tribal land that features a massive indoor waterpark and family entertainment center.