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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!


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 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

*Events are subject to change and cancellation.

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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.

Digital download

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Sparky’s Sprint - fall

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.

Digital download

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Holiday fun with Sparky - winter

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!

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 so it can be shared with Sparky! 

Digital download

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Family hike – spring

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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Family softball game - spring

Hit it out of the park at this exciting event at the Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium. Join fellow Sun Devils for a pre-game tour of the softball facility, and then stay to watch the Sun Devils Women's Softball team take on their opponents. The event includes a pre-game tour, a ticket to the game, and post-game opportunity for kids to run the bases and a group photo on the field.

Wear gold and cheer loud for the Sun Devils!


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Spotlight on Cronkite - spring

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Or better yet, experience the world of journalism yourself at the Sun Devil Generations Spotlight on Cronkite event.

Join us for a fantastic event at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Our time on the Downtown campus will include a tour of the state-of-the-art school, including the TV news studio and the Cronkite gallery and fun activities that hone your journalist skills.

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