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Sun Devil® Generations

Create lifelong connections — Sun Devil Generations creates a lifelong ASU connection for your little Sun Devils in innovative, educational and entertaining ways.

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!

Membership 

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.

Become a member

Events

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 Trish Thiele-Keating at trish.thiele-keating@asu.edu.

*Events are subject to change and cancellation.

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Sparky’s Sprint - Saturday, October 15

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!

Sign up for Sparky's Sprint

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Holiday fun with Sparky - Saturday, December 3

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!

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Family hike – Saturday, March 18

Get outside and get moving with your little Devils at one of ASU’s most iconic spots - ‘A’ Mountain. The Generations Family Hike event will start at the base of 'A' Mountain with trivia and history of the 'A', the opportunity to paint your own miniature 'A' to take home and photos with Sparky. Join the ASU Alumni Association for a Saturday morning hike up the mountain beginning at 9 a.m. and enjoy the beautiful views and weather with fellow Sun Devils.

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​Grandparents and Grandfriends Brunch

Every fall, we honor Grandparents’ Day and ASU families by holding this annual celebration, which includes pancakes and bacon, with everyone's favorite mascot, Sparky. This is a great way to show the littlest Sun Devils in your lives how much you love ASU.