Another year and another successful fundraising event! Around 5,400 generous friends of The Centurions, TMC, and The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson joined us at Kino Sports Complex for food, drinks, dancing, and fun. Most came in costume, while others wore their favorite party gear. Tattoos, tarots, and games, oh my!
A special thank you to all of our 2017 event sponsors to our presenting sponsor Tucson Medical Center, and to those of you who joined in the festivities! We are tallying up the generosity and cannot wait to hand over our donation to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tucson!
Our Event Chair, LaMonte Hunley, went above and beyond his Wizardly duties! His dedication and enthusiasm were infectious. His vision for An Oz-some Experience for all was realized! Every detail executed perfectly from the theme, to the music, to the food and more – no yellow brick left unturned. Thank you LaMonte! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Our annual event is truly a labor of love. We worked tirelessly day and night to make the event special. We spent the four sweltering days leading up to the breezy event at Kino Sports Complex setting everything up and making sure all the decorations were perfect.
Party goers were greeted by Wizard of Oz characters at the entrance with huge smiles. Everyone loved the delicious BBQ dinner prepared by Sapphire Catering and the live music performed by The Lucky Devils Band. The bartenders were amazing, and the casino dealers were spot on. And everyone who worked the games and booths were all so amazing. We especially appreciate the hard work of the security staff and our safe rides home!
Our Coztume Contest participants were dressed to impress – thank you Oz-some judges! Even LaMonte Hunley and his wife Stephanie Green-Hunley appeared to have stepped straight out of The Wiz Live with their Oz-some coztumes. All our rookies were even dressed up in matching flying monkey costumes, ready to serve… Such good sports!
We had excellent participation in our Raffle – both gift donors and prospective winners alike! Cash prizes can be picked up starting May 12th, but all other prizes are available now. Pickup at BBBST 160 E. Alameda St. 85701 Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. The deadline to claim Super Raffle prizes is June 30, 2017, and the Toto’s Raffle prizes are to be claimed up by June 16, 2017.
If you took any video of the craziness at the party, we want to share it with the world. Send us an email with your short video attached, or with a link to download any larger videos. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook Page.
Thank you all again for making our annual event an Oz-some success!!!