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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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The 13 Ugly Men Honor the Police

We have had a lot of positive experience here with the Tampa Police, and we can’t thank them enough for all they do in our community, keeping us safe and out of harms way. The 13 Ugly Men Foundation decided to make 2 recent donations this month. $1,000 to the Police Unity Tour & $1,000 Tampa S.W.A.T. training in Orlando for S.W.A.T. Roundup. One is to honor the fallen officers locally, and the other is to make our police officers better through training.

More About the Police Unity Tour:

From Doug Groves, Lieutenant, Tampa Police Department:

The Police Unity Tour is an annual 250 mile bicycle ride which honors officers who have been killed in the line of duty across the nation in service to the communities they served. There are several chapters across the country of which Chapter VIII represents Florida. Chapter VIII members begin their ride in Portsmouth Virginia on May 10 th and ride the 250 miles over a 3 day period. The ride ends every year at the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington DC. During the ride, every participant chooses a fallen officer from the previous year to ride in honor of. The participants are provided with a “Band of Honor” which includes the fallen officer’s name, department and their End of Watch date. These bands are then given to family members of the fallen officer as a reminder that the fallen officers will always be remembered. Every year on May 13 th , a candlelight vigil is held and the names of the fallen officers are read and their names are officially added onto the memorial wall. The entire experience is very moving. The riders are tired and pushed to their limits but we think of our fallen brethren and continue on. Very often along the route we are also cheered on by citizens showing their respect for the riders and the fallen officers. The support we receive from the community is very important to us and is greatly appreciated. Since its beginning in 1997, the Police Unity Tour has been able to donate over 16 million dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial.

More about the SWAT Round-UP:

From: Clinton Harris, Tampa Police Department, Tactical Response Team (S.W.A.T.):

This year our team will be participating in the SWAT Round-Up. The SWAT Round-Up, an annual event, brings together SWAT operators from around the globe to participate in training events. Our team will participate in educational seminars and classes to improve our skill sets. Our team has not participated since Sergeant Gary Pricher’s death. Sgt. Pricher died returning from the SWAT Round-Up in 1983. In honor of his memory, one of the events is named after him called the “Pricher Scramble”. The Tampa SWAT team has started to participate again in the Round-Up for the past two years and hopefully in the years to come. Training for this event will be tough, but we all are looking forward to the challenge. The event will take place from  in Orlando, Florida and is held at the Orange County Sheriff’s Officer Range (swatroundup.net). The Tampa Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is assisting our team in creating an account for the Tampa SWAT Round-Up. Tampa SWAT team so we have the opportunity to be a part of the 34th Annual SWAT Round-Up International.

Support the 13 Ugly Men Foundation as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness Walk

We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a team member. Donations can only be made to individuals, but the total each participant raises goes toward our team goal.

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

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October 22nd on Saturday in Downtown St. Petersburg

13 Ugly Men Presents “13 Ugly Sins” Annual Halloween Event

The “13 ugly Men” Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is proud to announce another event as they continue to “party for a purpose” on Friday October 28th at “District 3 Arts & Events” in Downtown Tampa. The “13 Ugly Sins” event will kick off at 8pm and play host to the best & most creative Halloween party all Year. 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 a sound and lighting arrangement that is truly state of the art. Advance tickets are available at www.13UglyMen.com for $30 for Women & $40 for Men. Proceeds from this now infamous event will benefit The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.AFSP.org ) which is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. “This event keeps growing Year over Year and Last Year was an amazing event at District 3. We were able to raise a significant amount of money for charity and we hope to top it this Year.” said President David Moyer. “We always look forward to our signature Halloween event and to team up with the AFSP is really something that we are passionate about. They do great work and focus on something that people really need to be aware of”. The 13 Ugly Men events throughout the Year are filled with a fun, exciting crowd that understand giving back to the community and of course, party for a purpose. The “13 Ugly Sins” party encourages the best Halloween attire you can
imagine and photographers will be on hand to capture it all on the blood red carpet. Entertainment from several DJ’s in the various rooms and thousands of like minded people make the “13 Ugly Sins” an event not to miss! Tickets for the event are available now by going to www.13UglyMen.com for only $30 for Women & $40 for Men. A limited number of VIP Tables are available (pricing varies) as well as sponsorship opportunities. The “13 Ugly Sins” event takes place on Friday October 28th from 8pm- 3am at “District 3 Arts & Events Center” located at 802 East Whiting Street in Downtown Tampa. Interested sponsors can contact 13UglyMenSponsors@gmail.com.

The 13 Ugly Men recently donated $13,000 towards the Children’s Dream Fund, and here is a nice update on the donations for two amazing kids.

Devan is 10 and has cancer. He lives in Port Richey, and is undergoing treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He will be enjoying a week at Give Kids the World with his family in December. Give Kids the World is a village in Kissimmee, created just for sick children. While Devan is there, he will enjoy all of the wonderful things at the village – swimming, putt-putt golf, the magic castle – and also visit all of the Disney-area theme parks. It is our most-requested dream, and he’ll be able to enjoy all of the special holiday activities as well.

Kayla is 11 and has had a heart transplant. She lives in Valrico. Her very serious heart condition was diagnosed in February, and unbelievably, they were able to get her a new heart the following week! She has been planning her dream ever since- a trip to Hawaii with her family – and her doctors have cleared her for travel on December 16. What a wonderful ending to a challenging year. If they continue to do well, it would be wonderful to include Devan and Kayla on the float in the parade.