Sun Devil Generations is a family friendly program designed for young Devils from birth to sixth grade. This is an opportunity to enjoy unique and memorable experiences while also cementing a lifelong relationship between the little Sun Devils in your life and your alma mater. Sun Devil Generations events take place throughout the year. Check back for more information on the exact date, time and to register for the event. We look forward to meeting you and your little Sun Devils!
Annual membership is just $20 per year per child, and is active for a full year from the initial enrollment date. Membership is not required to attend events, however, Generations members receive free or discounted pricing to Sun Devil Generations events.
All members receive a welcome packet containing a letter from Sparky, membership certificate, and welcome gift.
Events are held throughout the year on ASU campuses for all Generations members. If you live out of state or will not be able to attend an event, you can still participate with the digital downloads that are available for most events. Learn more below.
Be sure to share your Generations fun on social media and tag your photos with #sundevilgenerations to let folks know what they’re missing!
For additional information, specific event dates and out-of-town participation opportunities, contact Keriann Espersen at email@example.com.
*Events are subject to change and cancellation.
Sparky’s Sprint - Oct. 23
Participants walk and run as Sparky cheers them on along a course through the ASU Tempe campus. This popular event includes race warmup, fun run, official race bib, gear and prizes. Don’t forget to share the fun on social media with the special hashtag #sparkysprint so folks know you’re having a “Devil” of a time with Sparky!
For those unable to attend, click on the “Digital download” button below to enjoy special ASU- and fitness-themed activities.
Holiday fun with Sparky - Dec. 4
Get into the holiday spirit at the Sun Devil Generations’ Holiday fun with Sparky event! Sun Devil families of all ages are invited to take a family photo with Sparky outside Old Main. After your photo, the kids will be given their take home goodies - a cookie decorating kit and holiday craft kit, too!
The holiday fun at home continues with a special virtual storytime. Each registrant will receive a link to view the reading of holiday and winter themed stories read by students from the Student Alumni Association.
Members not able to attend Holiday fun with Sparky can download the recipe for Sparky’s Salt Dough Keepsakes by clicking on the “Digital download” button below. Don’t forget to send us a photo of your special ornament or gift by emailing it to SDGenerations@asu.edu so it can be shared with Sparky!
Earth and Space Exploration - winter
At the start of a new year, we highlight ASU’s research and STEM focus with a special just-for-little-Devils event! This year, we’ll be taking off on an adventure and jump into the fascinating science of earth and space with Sun Devil Generations and the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. Expert ASU guides and students will lead us through this virtual out-of-the-world experience. Be ready to show your smarts during our ASU and science trivia for ASU swag
Continue the STEM fun at home with this download activity! Go on a geology scavenger hunt in your own backyard with this fun activity. Take photos of your finds and email them to SDGenerations@asu.edu and we'll send you a little ASU swag!
Family basketball game - spring
Get your gold game gear on, bring your little Devils and prepare to stretch your vocal chords! You’re invited to a pregame rally and exclusive on-court fan experience for our Sun Devil Generations members at a Sun Devil Women’s Basketball game.
Open Door - spring
Your little Devils will thank you over and over again when you treat them to ASU’s signature Open Door community event! Hands-on, interactive learning experiences abound on all ASU campuses, and a focus is on young learners, who also have the chance to meet ASU students, faculty, researchers, students and staff.
Season’s harvest with Sparky at Polytechnic community garden - spring
There’s nothing little Devils like better than getting their hands dirty! Bring ‘em along to the spring harvest at ASU’s Polytechnic campus, where the byproduct is harvesting and planting, a lesson in sustainability and nutrition, ways to save water by bringing desert gardening into the backyard, and quality time with Poly community garden volunteers. C’mon, get your mitts dirty!
For those unable to attend, click on the "Digital download" button below to enjoy a DIY activity.
Looking for a way to keep the little ones busy this summer? Courtesy of Sun Devil Generations, download these activities, print them, complete them and turn them in for special prizes from Sparky.
Grandparents and Grandfriends brunch - fall
We honor Grandparents’ Day and Sun Devil families with an annual celebration with Sparky. For those unable to attend, click on the “Digital download” button below to enjoy special Sun Devil Family themed activities.