Tuesday night our team joined a handful of local sponsors and community members to celebrate the Centennial of American Red Cross service in Southern Arizona.
For the last 100 years, the Red Cross has served a growing population of over 1.4 million people across Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Yuma, La Paz, Graham, and Greenlee counties.
It was heartwarming to see how many members of the community were so apt to contribute their support and congratulate this prestigious organization on their tireless assistance to Tucson.
In order to commemorate the Red Cross, the community gathered at Casino del Sol to witness the mystery and mayhem behind Mexican-style professional wrestling, lucha libre. The event took off without a hitch and included live music from Los Nawdy Dogs, a delectable Mexican buffet provided by Casino del Sol, words from keynote speakers Lupita Murillo, Consul Pineda, Jim Click, and Lisa Lovallo only to be followed up with the main event, interactive Lucha Fun.
Colorful sombreros, lucha masks and props made for priceless pictures in the “Puker Up! Photobooth”, faces were elegantly painted in sugar skull spirit, and comical caricatures were created by Arizona Daily Star’s one and only, David Fitzsimmons. Scratcher tickets were handed out for chances to win authentic lucha masks, raffle tickets, and more!
We definitely got a kick out of watching the colorful, talented teams of luchadores! Our team cheered and jeered, yelling from the crowd as the epic battle between rudos and technicos drew on.
The proceeds from this event supports the work that the local chapter of Red Cross provides in our community. In the past 12 months, 130,000 individuals have been served by this noble group. We are proud and honored to have been a part of such a fun, unique and charitable event.