Beat the Heat: Hot Spots to Keep Cool

Beat the Heat!  With excessive heat warnings in effect across much of Arizona, we’ve got the perfect hot spots to keep you cool this weekend.

Beat the Heat

Dave & Buster’s: One of our original Auctions in Action (AiA) partners, we have now raised over $193k for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Why is it one of our favorite hot spots to keep cool?  That’s easy!  At Dave & Buster’s you can eat, drink, play and watch sports, all under one roof.  Don’t forget to add bid to that list!  Help us reach the $200k mark by participating in our AiA silent auctions, now live at all 3 Arizona locations: Tempe Marketplace, Desert Ridge and Westgate.  With a huge collection of sports and celebrity memorabilia, there is truly something for everyone. Looking to keep cool in Cali this weekend?  No problem!  Check out the Dave & Buster’s located in Orange County, one of our newest AiA locations.

Dave and Busters

Uptown Alley: Knock down some pins and help raise money for the Boys and Girls Club at Uptown Alley in Surprise, AZ. Bowling and games, laser tag and a sports theater, there are entertainment options for the whole family at Uptown Alley!  With new items featured every Friday, the AiA silent auction program at Uptown Alley has already raised nearly $6k in just a few short months! Make sure you take a moment to thank the great people at Uptown Alley for partnering with us to make a difference in the community.

Beat the Heat at Uptown Alley Surprised

Alamo Drafthouse: The best film, food and drink all in one seat, Alamo Drafthouse is the perfect summer hot spot to keep cool this summer. Through our AiA program, Alamo Drafthouse has raised nearly $30k for Arians Family Foundation!  Visit the Chandler location, watch a movie, enter a bid, and make a difference!  Visit their Facebook page for upcoming events and special screenings.

Beat the heat at Alamo Drafthouse

OdySea Aquarium: The newest aquarium in the country and recently voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment in Arizona, OdySea Aquarium is high on our list of summer hot spots to keep cool.  The state-of-the-art facility includes many interactive experiences, a 3D movie, SeaTREK underwater ocean walking, a giant submerged escalator that descends into the deep ocean, and of course, one of the largest AiA silent auction displays in the valley!  Each auction item bid on at the aquarium benefits the Odysea Aquarium Foundation, whose “core focus is supporting education programs that assist low-income and Title 1 School in meeting and enhancing their curriculum”.  Click here to learn more about the foundation.

Beat the heat at OdySea Aquarium

Looking for more ways to stay cool this summer? Follow us on Twitter @CBUAuctions and like us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with new partner locations and recommendations.

Interested in partnering with us to make a difference in the community?  Contact us at 480-483-0525 or