Centurions 2019 Event: “Love, Peace, Centurions” April 27

Centurions 2019 Charity Event_Media Release

Peace, Love, Centurions,” Tucson’s Premier Charity Fundraising Event

Coming April 27

A Party 50 Years in the Making… Party like it’s 196

TUCSON, AZ – Tucson is once again gearing up for the legendary and largest fundraising party of the year. Party-goers will be getting their best 1969 vibe on for Saturday, April 27, for a full evening of fun at The Centurions’ annual theme event at the Kino Sports Complex. Tickets are now available at www.thecenturions.com.

The Centurions’ Peace, Love, Centurions—A Party 50 Years in the Making, will invoke the spirit of Woodstock for the expected 5,000 partygoers to join the fun. It is all for charity and the goal is to raise in excess of $250,000 to help benefit underserved community members, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, and mentorship, with an emphasis on improving children’s lives.

All net proceeds will benefit several local charities. Joining presenting sponsor TMC for Children—Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, are Youth on Their Own, Boys to Men Mentoring of Tucson, and San Miguel High School.

Preparations began soon after Don Coleman, 2019 Event Chair, announced this year’s Woodstock theme last year.

“Get ready for a real blast from the past. We’ll be turning Kino Sports Complex into a modern day Yasgur’s Farm and channeling Woodstock, but with better amenities. And it’s all for a great cause,” said Coleman.

“It’s such an incredible year-round effort to plan and conduct this event for our community. It’s a true labor of love. Our members will be building what amounts to a small self-contained ‘city’ within Kino Memorial Stadium,” said Steve Shepherd, President, The Centurions.

Raising over eight million dollars in charitable donations since inception, The Centurions’ annual theme parties are also well-known for the fun they raise through spectacular set design, costume contests, casino gambling for charity, games, dancing to live music, raffle prizes, superb food and drinks, and more. Only guests age 21 and over are permitted entry and all net proceeds are returned to local charities.

The evening promises a night full of fun for adults of all ages.

More about the Event:

Food and beverages include a Groovy Grub Buffet, Bell Bottom Bar, Purple Haze Cigar & Specialty Drink Bar, Santana’s Playground Special Events, and more. Each admission ticket includes:

  • Dinner to fuel up for the party
  • Five drink tickets for adult beverages
  • Unlimited soda and water to quench your thirst
  • A late-night snack to help you make the trip
  • A free ride home provided by Yellow Cab

Event Schedule:

6:00PM                Doors Open–Turn On & Go with the Flow
6:00–9:00PM      Groovy Grub–Buffet Dinner
6:00–11:30PM    Bell Bottom Bar–Drinks & Cocktails
6:00–Midnight     Tune In & Trip with The Trip Band

6:00–11:30PM    Purple Haze Cigar & Specialty Drinks

6:45–10:00PM    Fortunate Son Charity Casino

7:00–Midnight     Santana’s Playground Special Events–Fun & Games!
7:45–8:30PM      The Who Costume Contest
11:00PM              Late Nite Munchies
Midnight               Peace Out–Time to Split

Charity Casino: Win for charity. Have courage and raise money for a good cause with games such as roulette, craps, blackjack and more. Redeem non-cash prizes with your winnings.

About The Centurions: The Centurions is a Tucson-based nonprofit organization that supports a wide-range of Southern Arizona charities that provide services to underserved community members in the areas of healthcare, education, and mentorship with an emphasis on improving children’s lives. The Centurions maintain a membership of 250+ members who are among Southern Arizona’s most prominent business and civic leaders.