Rocket’s Rad 80’s Party: Kids Need to Read fundraiser a go after Phoenix Comic Fest evacuation


The youth reading fundraiser that was postponed when a fire alarm forced the evacuation of the Phoenix Convention Center during Phoenix Comic Fest last month is finally taking off.

The Kids Need to Read fundraiser, dubbed Rocket’s Rad 80’s Party 2.0, takes place starting at 9 p.m. today, Friday, June 29. The annual event raises more than $25,000 for the nonprofit organization that promotes childhood literacy and addresses the crisis in library funding in the U.S.

The party is hosted by Phoenix Fan Fusion (the new name for Square Egg Entertainment’s signature annual Memorial Day weekend convention), the Arizona Lottery, The Park and the Blue Ribbon Army, and will be held at The Park in Downtown Phoenix. The party will end by 1 a.m. and is open to the public. You can attend for free but there is a suggested $20 donation to Kids Need to Read. All attendees who donate of $20 or higher will receive their first drink for one penny. There also will be a raffle, silent auction and dance contest for prizes.

Rocket's Rad 80's Party 2.0

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