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TACO Team 3rd Annual PRIDE Bowl benefiting SAGA

Join us for our 3rd year! Come out and help us raise $ for this awesome cause. Celebrate PRIDE and help Southern AZ’s trans community.

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for southern Arizona’s community of trans identities: transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, masculine of center, feminine of center, non-binary, two-spirit, butch, femme, gender fluid, intersex, and ALL of us who are gender fabulous!

SAGA envisions a society in which transgender, non-binary, and gender-creative people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest and safe at home and in the community. We provide support groups, advocacy, community education, and training for businesses, service providers, and community members on how our allies can be supportive and inclusive.

Tickets are $15 purchased in advance and include 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. We will also have some great Raffle prizes!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! If you are over 21 have your ID for the bar!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is a large parking lot with parking in front, on the side & behind

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email jennifer@thetacoteam.org or MSG on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/taco.team2016

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It helps! But I will have a list.

Can our team have their own lane?

Yes, minimum per lane is 5 bowlers but max is 7. We pay per lane so the more bowlers per lane the more $ we raise for SAGA.

Can I come even if I don’t bowl?

ABSOLUTELY! We only pay for the lanes we use, so if you want to buy a ticket and just be a spectator or cheerleader for our bowlers and enjoy the food, drink & raffle prizes, COME ON DOWN!

 

Holiday Fundraiser for Tucson 2nd Chance Community Bail Fund

DES has not returned our repeated emails regarding the Adopt-A-Family program so this year we decided to try something new! This year we will raise funds for Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund and help reunite families for the holidays. 

“The Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund (TSCCBF) was established to address the disproportionate impact of the cash bail system on communities of color and vulnerable populations here in Pima County. This effort is an outgrowth of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Tucson’s May 2017 “Mama Bailout Campaign.” That campaign raised money to free mothers in jail as part of a national effort by BLM to raise awareness about the inequities and immorality of using cash bonds to secure the court appearance of defendants. The “Mama Bailout Campaign” was a success, and it helped illuminate the persistent and ongoing need for continued cash bail assistance initiatives here in Pima County. As a result, the Second Chance Bail Fund Coalition (made up of local lawyers, activists, and concerned citizens) was created to manage and facilitate the creation of TSCCBF, in an effort to help end the criminalization of poverty in Tucson.”

Make a direct donation for our fundraiser here. Fundraiser runs through midnight on December 21st.

We are hoping to have a bake sale/craft fair to aid our fundraising efforts, but need somewhere to host, if you have a place you can host us, please contact us today!

TACO Team presents Atheist Comedy Night for Abortion Fund of AZ

Come out and have a drink and a laugh with a bunch of funny heathens! Featuring hilarious local comedians, Atheist Comedy Night will be so funny, you’ll be sure we’re all going to Hell. Our Master of Ceremonies, Don Lacey, is also the fearless leader of the Tucson Atheists. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm!

Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance, or $15 at the door!

Line Up!

  • Roxy Merrari (Host & Producer)
  • Rebecca Tingley
  • Joe Tullar
  • Joel Martin
  • Kristine Levine
  • Olivia Grace

All proceeds benefit the Abortion Fund of Arizona. The Abortion Fund of Arizona works to ensure abortion access for Arizonans because we view the right to abortion as a fundamental human right, essential for equality, health, and dignity. They help offset the cost of safe and legal abortion for those who cannot afford one. Restrictions on abortion access and funding are discriminatory, and these restrictions especially burden low-income patients. They oppose all efforts to restrict abortion rights and are committed to fighting for access to abortion. They also seek to educate the public about abortion access in Arizona and connect all people in Arizona with resources they need to obtain abortion care.

We will have an awesome Raffle too!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Content-wise at least 18+, This is a Sports bar so if you want to buy alcohol you will need to be over 21 and have a valid ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Large parking lot available. Near bus routes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It’s helpful! But we will have a list.

What can I bring into the event?

Cash for raffle tickets & goodies! Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

What’s the refund policy?

No refunds, It’s for Charity!

TACO Team Cookbook!

Hey! Instead of a yearly calendar, we decided to do a cookbook instead. So please if you have any recipes you would like to donate, either family recipes or your own intellectual property, please email it and any photos you have to us at jennifer@thetacoteam.org. Once we have enough we will put it together and put it up for sale!!