TUCSON, Ariz. – Five-thousand Tucson partygoers will be in for an awesome experience – or shall we say An Oz-some Experience – when they follow the Yellow Brick Road to The Centurions annual theme event at Kino Sport Complex next May. Official themed, “An Oz-Some Experience, a Ding Dong Doozie of a Do” the announcement by LaMonte Hunley, 2017 Event Chair, was first made at the charitable foundation’s holiday gathering earlier this month. Now The Centurions are asking their supporters to save the date of May 6th and start planning their costumes.
“Ladies, dust off your ruby red slippers and guys, find your ‘courage’ to costume up then get ready to party for a great cause,” said Hunley.
Raising in excess of eight million charitable dollars since inception, The Centurions’ annual theme parties are known as well for the fun they raise through spectacular set design, costume contests, casino gambling and games, dancing to live music, raffle prizes, food, drinks and more. Only guests age 21 and over are permitted entry and 60 percent of the admission price is returned to local charities.
Joe Dhuey, The Centurions’ incoming President for 2017, confirmed that TMC will be this year’s presenting sponsor. The primary beneficiary of the 2017 event for the second consecutive year will be Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson (BBBST), fulfilling The Centurions’ $207,500 funding pledge to that charity.
“Although it takes place on just one night, this event is a year in the making and our guys do a great job every year. Under LaMonte Hunley’s direction, we look forward to this year being the best one yet,” Dhuey said.
The Centurions’ mission is to support 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.
More details including tickets will be available soon!