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Sometimes mere cold numbers really tell the story. Over 22 seasons as the Arizona State football coach, Frank Kush ran up a record of 176-54-1. He took over what basically was a small-college program in 1958 and turned it into a regular top-20 team by the 1970s. READ MORE >>

Unfortunately Coach Kush passed away on June 22nd 2017. Donations can be made out to The Frank Kush Youth Foundation and mailed to the Foundation at 2177 E Warner Rd #102 Tempe, AZ 85284. Donation checks can also be taken to any Landings Credit Union office and deposited. The Foundation and the Kush Family thank you.

With the passing of Coach Frank Kush, his son Dan Kush will become Chairman of the Frank Kush Youth Foundation. Board member Ed Durham, MBA will become President and Andy Dzurinko, CLU will become President Emeritus on the Board.

A special thanks to the following for their generous gifts to the foundation in memory of Coach Kush:

  • Roger Blank(SQBC,Inc.)
  • Andy and Ginger Dzurinko
  • Barbara and Manuel Herrada
  • Kevin and Chelsey Kerchansky
  • Vivien Meleen (In memory of David C Brown)
  • Steve and Hazel Murphy
  • Annette J. Napolitano
  • Joseph and Barbara Rhein
  • Lew and Carol Shaw
  • The Thunderbirds
  • Richard Utter Agency (In memory of David C Brown)
  • Lynn Williams

A donation from the foundation will be made to the Tempe Elementary schools, Tempe Sister Cities and the Frank Kush Football Endowment at Arizona State University.

Donations are gladly accepted by the foundation, if you would like to donate please click the button below.


The Board of directors and past fund recipients. READ MORE >>


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2019 Frank Kush Foot Race

The 2019 Frank Kush Foot Race The 28th anniversary of the Frank Kush Youth Foundation Run will take place Saturday, October 12th. For the past 8 years the run has been associated with Tempe Sister Cities (TSC) and the annual Four Peaks Oktoberfest. The 28th edition will remain on Four Peaks Oktoberfest weekend (10/11 - 10-13) at Tempe Beach Park. Dare To Run In Your Lederhosen or Dirndl!

Distances of 5km run/walk, 10km run and 1 Mile run/walk will grace a scenic course around Tempe Town Lake. As always, serious runners, beginners, walkers, kids and kids in strollers are encouraged to participate.

General Registration: COMING SOON
Team Rebate Info:

Run for Funds
Frank Kush Youth Foundation group/team rebates:
Teams of 25+ runners - $125 cash bonus
Teams of 50+ runners - $250 cash bonus
Schools, running teams, booster clubs, parents, faculty

Run Fee Includes:
Coach Kush tech t-shirt
Commemorative 22 oz. plastic run stein
Run medals and awards
Post race water & fruit
One free Michelob Ultra or soft drink - post race
Valid ID required
Four Peaks Oktoberfest $1.00 off beverage or brat coupon
Good during Four Peaks Oktoberfest hours of operation

Proceeds Benefit:
Tempe Elementary School District
Tempe Sister Cities Corp.
Frank Kush Football Endowment - ASU Foundation

Full Details: COMING SOON!

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Frank Kush Youth Foundation and Tempe Sister City making their first donation to the Tempe Elementary School District through the Tempe Impact on Education Foundation from the proceeds of the das Frank Kush Oktoberfest Foot Race. Next das Foot Race: October 12th, 2019.




Contact Info

  • Name: Andy Dzurinko
  • Phone: 480-921-9341
  • Website:
  • Address: Tempe, AZ