On the Scene: 2023 Children’s Dream Fund Dreammaker Luncheon (PHOTOS)

Almost 400 guests gathered at Armature Works, in Tampa, to honor the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Lightning Foundation as the Children’s Dream Fund Dreammaker of the Year.  This annual event honors an individual, or group, for their contribution to the Children’s Dream Fund and to the Tampa Bay community.

On the Scene: American Cancer Society’s 2022 Tampa Cattle Baron’s Ball (PHOTOS)

The American Cancer Society held its 25th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball, at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, in Tampa. This year ACS raised $760,000 at the fundraising event.  [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”22077,22076,22075,22074,22073,22072″]

Tampa Bay Bowl announces Reliaquest as title sponsor (PHOTOS)

The Tampa Bay Bowl announced Reliaquest as its title sponsorship, changing its name to Reliaquest Bowl. The announcement was made today at a live press conference at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. “Reliaquest is a leader in cybersecurity and a key business leader in the Tampa Bay region,” said Troy Atlas, the Bowl Association chairman. “This

On the Scene: Jack in the Club (PHOTOS)

Jack in the Club is a blackjack tournament hosted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, benefiting Special Olympics Florida. Held in the West Club at Raymond James Stadium, guests enjoyed music, an open bar, signature cocktails, Tampa-inspired food, a live auction, silent auction and local celebrity appearances, including former Buccaneers defensive tackle and NFL Hall of Fame

On the Scene: Habitat’s Roaring ’20s — Prohibition Party (PHOTOS)

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and Pasco Counties held its annual spring gala, presented by Crown Automotive, at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg. Those in attendance rallied behind an anonymous donor who kicked off the night with a generous $150,000 challenge donation. With the support of event sponsors and supporters,

On the Scene: 10th Annual Dreammaker Luncheon (PHOTOS)

Guests gathered to honor St Petersburg resident Cynthia Lake Farrell and raise money to help make dreams come true for sick children. During her 35 years with Children’s Dream Fund, Dreammaker of the Year, Lake Farrell made over 3,000 dreams come true for Florida children battling life-threatening illnesses. The event, held at the Bryan Glazer

On the Scene: Be Mine Gala

The Be Mine Gala is the Heart Gallery’s signature annual event which celebrates the joy of families found and the hope of those yet to come. Be Mine is supported by individual, community and corporate sponsors and all proceeds benefit foster children in Tampa who are waiting to be adopted. Events are designed around a

On the Scene: Van Wezel Foundation’s 20th Annual Inspiration Gala

The Van Wezel Foundation held its 20th annual Inspiration Gala, raising more than $1.7 million. This level of funding makes the event the most successful fundraiser in the foundation’s history. During the gala, it was also announced that the first $20 million in private funding for the future Sarasota Performing Arts Center was committed by

On the Scene: Charity Polo Classic (PHOTOS)

The Charity Polo Classic was held at DI Polo Tour, in Plant City. The Charity Polo Classic was founded in 2011 by Advertising Executive and Professional Polo Player, Chris Gannon and Children’s Cancer Center Board Member Patrick Moraites. All proceeds for the 2022 event benefited the Children’s Cancer Center, Clothes To Kids and Big Brothers

Valspar Championship Week kicks off with Veterans Pro-Celebrity-Am (PHOTOS)

Valspar Championship Week kicked off with the Carol Martin Salute to Our Veterans Pro-Celebrity-Am, presented by Amerilife. A total of 27 groups, each with a pro and a celebrity, competed. The first-place team, with a net score of 54, was led by pro Jim Herman with LPGA great Jan Stephenson serving as the celebrity and

On the Scene: Cars & Couture (PHOTOS)

The Cars & Couture 007 Edition was held at Mahaffey Theater, in St. Petersburg. The event raised funds for Autism Speaks and The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts.  [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”14971,14972,14973,14974,14975″]

Better for business: Ending the economic hunger cycle in Tampa Bay

By Thomas Mantz, president and CEO, Feeding Tampa Bay Winning. It’s a theme in Tampa Bay these days. Beyond our sports teams – and even in the face of a global pandemic – this community has proven that we are unstoppable when we stand together. In fact, we’ve done such a great job that hundreds