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13 Ugly Men Lend a Hand to Help After Hurricane Irma

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 Donate $20,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

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.

View Photos from The Derby Party 

Learn More About Big Brothers Big Sisters 

13 Ugly Men donates $2,000 to Children’s Cancer Center

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!


 

The 80’s Party

DATE:
Saturday August 19th, Doors open at 8pm

LOCATION:
“Pattini’s South Tampa” 4465 West Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611

TICKETS:
$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 info@13uglymen.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).

Old McMicky’s Farm Mission I Do

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation is proud to sponsor Old McMicky’s Farm Mission I Do. Each year, Mission I Do provides a $25,000 All-Inclusive Dream Wedding Gift to active duty military members and veterans in Tampa Bay. This is done in recognition of the sacrifices made by the men and women who currently serve or who have served in our military. Mission I Do has provided five military weddings to date and has been featured in People Magazine and on several national television shows.
To learn more about and vote for your favorite of the eight finalists for this year’s Mission I Do, visit the Old McMicky’s Farm Mission I Do website at https://oldmcmickys.com/mission-i-do-voting/. Voting closes Monday, June 5th.

The Derby Party

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is proud to announce a new event this Spring. The 13 Ugly Men Presents: “The Derby Party” will be held on Saturday, May 6th, at Cask Social Kitchen at 208 South Howard Ave in South Tampa. “The Derby Party” event will begin at 2pm and features all of the Southern tradition & charm that comes along with this special day. Ladies in Derby hats & sundresses while the Gentleman in seersucker’s and bow ties will sip on high end bourbon, specialty craft cocktails and of course the traditional mint julep. Proceeds from this event will benefit “Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay”, and Cask Social Kitchen will be serving complimentary southern themed appetizers from 3-5pm included in the ticket price, while a live band and DJ provide the indoor & outdoor atmosphere that one can only expect from a “13 Ugly Men” Event. Early-bird ticket specials for the event are $25 in advance for Ladies, & $35 in advance for Gentleman. Ticket prices will increase at the door and a limited amount of tickets are available so it is encouraged to act quickly at www.13UglyMen.com . There will also be a select number of VIP Tables available for purchase for those looking to make even more of the event, with special designated areas and bottle service. “We are really excited about this party, and have wanted to bring this theme to Tampa for a while. This is what many of us love; dressing up, a strong cocktail, a fine cigar, and giving back to the community in a big way.” said President David Moyer. “Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is a great organization and we are excited to be a part of helping their cause”. The signature 13 Ugly Men events are always a great time and you are encouraged to get involved by attending or sponsoring the event. For any questions about the event, please contact info@13uglymen.com

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation Announces Charitable Donation of $25,013.13 to Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Tampa, Fla., February 15th, 2017 – The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is proud to announce that a donation of $25,013.13 has been given to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Tampa Bay.

The donation was raised during the foundation’s annual Halloween party, 13 Ugly Sins, held this past October at the District 3 Arts & Events Venue located in Downtown Tampa. A sold out crowd dressed up and came out to “Party With a Purpose” while enjoying DJs & décor in a unique upscale environment. The event was a huge success and marked another remarkable year of giving back to the community.

“The community really embraces what we do at these events and our partnerships in the Tampa Bay area have really made these events grow year over year,” said event Chair Matt Loyd. 13 Ugly Men President David Moyer added, “We continue to make the 13 Ugly Men events both fun and engaging. Working with a great organization such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention really opened our eyes on what an epidemic this is and we are honored to bring awareness to this cause.”

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. More than 900 people participated in St. Petersburg’s annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk which supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by raising funds to educate, advocate, and implement suicide prevention initiatives and programs in support of those impacted by suicide. The event was held on October 24, 2016, and was hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and sponsored by the 13 Ugly Men Foundation.

“We walk to raise awareness about this important health issue. Suicide touches one in five American families. We hope that by walking we save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide,” said Jason Tompkins, Chairman of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

“These walks are about turning hope into action,” said Tara Sullivan, Central and Southern Florida Area Director. “Suicide is a serious problem, but it’s a problem we can solve. The research has shown us how to fight suicide, and if we keep up the fight the science is only going to get better, our culture will get smarter about mental health, and we’ll be able to save more people from dying from depression and other mental health conditions.”

The 13 Ugly Men are currently in the process of planning more events and reasons to “Party With A Purpose” and thank and encourage the continued involvement of the Tampa Bay community. To find out more, please go to http://13uglymen.com/.

About 13 Ugly Men
The 13 Ugly Men first began in the early 1990’s as a group of 13 members, and steadily grew to 31 members. Over the years, the Foundation has raised nearly a million dollars for deserving charities in the Tampa Bay area. The 13 Ugly Men’s passion lay with charities and organizations that support children’s issues, women’s issues, crisis intervention, law enforcement, and our service men and women.

The 13 Ugly Men operate their Foundation with a 0% administrative overhead, meaning zero of the proceeds from their events go towards paying for operational expenses incurred by the Foundation in the normal course of business. In addition to the annual Halloween party, the 13 Ugly Men host other signature events throughout the year to raise money for charities every year. 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 the Children’s Dream Fund as DreamMaker of the Year (2016). For more information, please visit http://13uglymen.com/.

About the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. The AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. To learn more, please visit https://afsp.org/.

13 Ugly Men Donate $500 to the Tampa Theatre

The Tampa Theatre is going through renovations, and one of the initiatives is to replace all of the seating in the theater. The last time this was done was over 40 years ago. The 13 Ugly Men have sponsored $500 towards the initiatives. We look forward to seeing one of Tampa’s landmarks thrive in the future.

$13,000 Donation to the Spring of Tampa Bay

The 2016 White Party was a huge success on every level. The event was sold out. All the attendees had an amazing time. The Spring of Tampa Bay received a check for $13,000 and the 13 Ugly Men were able to add even more money to their goal of raising $1MM for charity. The event was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in various parts of the hotel. The restaurant, Grey Salt was transformed into an epicenter for foodies and festive cocktails with a DJ, entertainment and silent auction items. The Hard Rock Café was taken to the next level with VIP lounges, a lighted dance floor and the city’s best dance party mixed by Tampa’s hottest DJs. Raising money for charity and having an amazing time doing it, that’s what The White Party and The 13 Ugly Men are all about!

Wine, Woman, and Shoes

Some of the 13 Ugly Men members volunteered to be SoleMen for the Children’s Cancer Center’s “Wine, Woman, and Shoes” Event. They were naturals at the fundraising event, selling golden keys to women and raising a lot of money during the night. The guys played the roles as waiters for the rest of the evening serving wine to the VIP tables.

The group individually raised $3,000 through donations over the weeks leading up the event. This comes a year after donating $25,000 to the Children’s Cancer Center to renovate the outdoor sports court.

A ton of credit goes out to Tim Watson, Jay Taylor, Anthony Rickman, Brian Wexler, & David Moyer for taking the time and initiative to raise money on the side for a great cause.

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