The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, Inc are pleased to support local non-profits as they bring joy to little faces. The Foundation recently donated $500 to Savvy Giving by Design. The mission of Savvy Giving by Design is to provide comfort, support and healing to families with a child facing medical crisis by transforming the interior spaces of their homes at no cost to them.
On Monday, April 9th, members from the 13 Ugly Men prepared a delicious dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay. The house provides a temporary home for pediatric families of hospitalized children from all over the world. It was a wonderful experience to see the happy faces of the children and families being able to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal while they are going through a difficult time.
The 13 Ugly Men made a $500 donation matching a member’s donation for a $1,000 total that went to help supply over 500 back packs, filled with notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons and other school supplies for children to help get them ready for the upcoming school year. We were proud to be able to assist children with the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. A new backpack filled with school supplies can help make the difference for a child excited to go back to school and relieve their parents of an expense that may not be possible. It was great to be able to continue to make a difference for children in the Tampa Bay area.
The 13 Ugly Men were proud to donate $13,000 from the proceeds of their Ugly Sweater Party to the Ryan Nece Foundation to help support their Student Service Program. The program helps mentor and shape high school students through their 2 year program where they will learn the power of giving to help make a positive impact in our community. We are happy to contribute to the development of our future Tampa Bay leaders.
The 13 Ugly Men support the Jackson in Action Foundation (JIA83) with a $4,000 donation by sponsoring their 1st Annual Birdies for Brews. They also had 5 military families from the Jackson in Action Foundation participate in the 2017 Gasparilla Children’s Parade by inviting them on the 13 Ugly Men’s float. It was a great afternoon for all involved. The JIA83 provides support to military families focusing on education, emotional and physical health of children.
The 13 Ugly Men continued their Philanthropic tradition of Partying with a Purpose to help donate $25,000 to the Redefining Refuge Safehouse Program with their annual Halloween party. The event took place at the historic Cuban Club in Ybor City. Over 2,500 people attended the party. There were amazing costumes, indoor and outdoor dance floors with bar areas and an unbelievable outdoor electric show with DJ’s to make for an awesome evening.
The Redefining Refuge Safehouse Program helps raise awareness of the unfortunate plights of trafficked children. The 13 Ugly Men were honored to be able to donate to an organization that supports such and important cause. With this contribution they continued their legacy of helping raise money for local charities in Tampa Bay Area.
Hurricane Irma was headed towards Tampa Bay and took a last minute turn. We are thankful that so many people dodged a terrible storm, but it still made a dent here locally. The 13 Ugly Men aimed to help any of those that needed hands with the aftermath in the Bay area.
The group found 2 people, one in East Tampa and the other in St. Petersburg. They offered to move broken tree limbs, branches, and clean up the homes and yards from the storm.
The first couple was located in St. Petersburg. One of their first dates was at a White Party years ago. They had several trees get uprooted and fall to the ground, barely missing houses and cars, but left a significant mess. The guys got to work, and helped clear the property.
The other was a retired woman in East Tampa. Her yard was a wreck from all the debris and such that the storm brought. Our team once again spent a few hours, and made sure the home was back to how it was before the storm.
The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, Inc. parties for a purpose all year long; creating the best theme events benefitting local charities in Tampa Bay. This year they decided to focus attention on a new concept, The Derby Party, where guests wore fascinators, sundresses, bow ties, seersuckers, and enjoyed a beautiful Saturday day in one of South Tampa’s best restaurants/bars at Cask Social. The party had a real horse, a horse themed carnival game, live band, best hat contest, cigars, DJ, and speciality cocktails like the Mint Julep.
The 13 Ugly Men were able to donate $20,000 to the benefiting charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The 13 Ugly Men sponsored and donated $2,000 to the Children’s Cancer Center at the 5th annual Gelatin Plunge. Many of the 13 Ugly Members participated and made the plunge for children and family members they knew. The event was extremely well attended, and everyone got soaked in orange jello for a good cause. We will remember next time to not stand up on the slide!
Saturday August 19th, Doors open at 8pm
“Pattini’s South Tampa” 4465 West Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611
$25 Women, $30 Men , Limited “VIP Tables” Pricing Varies
Available at www.13UglyMen.com
The 13 Ugly Men Foundation Inc, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is excited to announce another event as they continue to “Party for a Purpose” on Saturday, August 19th at a new venue in South Tampa called Pattini’s Skate + Bistro. The 13 Ugly Men presents “The 80’s Party” starts at 8pm and encourages people to arrive early and take part in the FREE Open Skate until 10pm. Roller skating will ensue until the skating rink is turned into a dance floor and live DJ’s will be playing the best and most memorable hits from that decade along with breakdancers, and of course what 80’s party wouldn’t be complete without a DeLorean. Included in the ticket price are unlimited game play to the arcade games as well as a live performance from 80’s sensation “Debbie Deb”. Her hits such as “Lookout Weekend” , “When I Hear Music” and “Funky Little Beat” became the ultimate 80’s roller skating anthems. Proceeds from “The 80’s Party” will benefit “High Risk Hope Inc” which is a organization that prolongs high risk pregnancies and improves outcomes for premature infants through High Risk OB and NICU support at the hospital.
“High Risk Hope is thrilled to be the beneficiary of 13 Ugly Men’s 80s Party on August 19th at Pattini’s. We have seen the wonderful work 13 Ugly Men has done in this community by supporting other charitable organizations, and we are honored to join that group.” stated Founder and Executive Director Heather Barrow.
Be a part of the most radical 80’s party and purchase your tickets now at www.13UglyMen.com for only $25 for Women and $30 for Men in advance, as ticket prices may increase towards the day of the event. There are also a select number of VIP Tables and party rooms available for purchase. 80’s attire is encouraged and the event will feature what the “13 Ugly Men” have been known for since being founded in the mid 1990’s…some of the most fashionable ladies and gentleman in the Bay Area joining a crowd that will feature several full liquor bars, plenty of photo opportunities and chance to “party with a purpose”.
The “80’s Party” event takes place on Saturday August 19th from 8pm- 2am at Pattini’s South Tampa located at 4465 West Gandy Blvd. in South Tampa. Interested sponsors can contact email@example.com for more information.
NOTE: As we continue to grow and strive to help local charities in our community it is vital that we not only spread the word about the events and the cause it is benefiting, but we hope that you will take the time to get involved. Whether it’s writing a column, posting about the event on social media or by getting involved through sponsorships and raffle prizes, we greatly appreciate anything you can do to help. To get the know the organization better, we encourage you to visit www.13UglyMen.com THE HISTORY OF THE “13 UGLY MEN” The “13 Ugly Men” first appeared in the Tampa area in the 1990’s as a group of 13 Founding Members who hosted fantastic parties, and wanted to improve our community by giving back. By encouraging Tampa Bay to “Party With a Purpose”, the reputation of the original 13 grew steadily, and by the late 90’s, they were ready to take the next step. In December of 1998, The “13 Ugly Men” Foundation was incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)3 not-for- profit organization. Over the subsequent years, the Foundation has raised well in excess of a half million dollars for deserving charities and causes around Tampa Bay. The Foundation is an ardent supporter of charities and organizations that benefit children’s issues, women’s issues, crisis intervention, law enforcement and our military men and women. Currently comprised of thirty-one (31) members, the Foundation is led by its Board of Directors, currently numbering six, including the President. The “13 Ugly Men” are proud to operate the Foundation with a 0% administrative over- head, which means that none of the proceeds from our events are used to pay for any operational expenses incurred by the Foundation in the normal course of business. Private donations, received annually from each member, ensure that 100% of the proceeds from our events reaches those in need. The “13 Ugly Men” have been honored with numerous awards throughout the years, including the Champions for Children Award (2009), presented by Voices for Children, the Business Partner of the Year Award (2012), presented by the Tampa Police Department, the Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero Honor (2015) and most recently voted Tampa Bays Best Charity from Social Media Day (2017).