Central Arizona Tall Club Weekend To Be Held In Phoenix

Hanna Eko, Miss Tall International

Hanna Eko, Miss Tall International

Members of Tall Clubs International from the U.S. and Canada will be in the Phoenix area for the Central Arizona Tall Club Weekend. This year’s theme is “Southwestern Sweethearts Weekend.” With three days of activities, featuring two dances, one with a local live band, Slightly Right, the events will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton-Phoenix South at 10831 South 51st Street in Phoenix, February 13-15.

The Central Arizona Tall Society has a long history in Phoenix dating back to the founding of the C.A.T.S. in 1979. The group is affiliated with Tall Clubs International (TCI), founded in 1938. It is a not-for-profit community service and social organization for tall people. There is a network of 44 chapters across the United States and Canada. Men at least 6’2” and women 5’10” and over, enjoy camaraderie with fellow members while advocating for the needs of the taller than average statured individuals. They devote time to spreading awareness to transportation and retail manufacturing industries, as well as educating the general public to the medical dangers of Marfan syndrome.

The TCI Foundation, Inc. is an affiliate organization of Tall Clubs International, founded in 1992, houses a scholarship program which grants scholarships to tall young adults under the age of 21, seeking their first year of higher education. A fundraising raffle for the TCI Foundation will be held during the Friday evening dance on February 13, starting at 8pm. The event also includes an after-hours party.

The group will be visiting various attractions in Phoenix on Saturday, February 14. A banquet and dance will be held Saturday night followed by another after-hours party. On Sunday, February 15, the group will gather for a picnic at a Western Star Park in Ahwatukee around 1pm.

The special guest of the weekend is Miss Tall International, Hannah Eko. She is the national spokesperson for Tall Clubs International since being crowned in July at the 2014 TCI Convention in Washington, D.C. Eko is a member of the New York City Tall Club. As a commissioned officer in the US Coast Guard, she currently is assistant chief of the Waterways Management Division for Sector New York. She also chairs the unit’s Leadership and Diversity Advisory Council.

For additional information, visit www.tall.org.

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