The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, Inc recently donated $25,000 to the Gasparilla Music Foundation. The donation was based on the proceeds of the successful 2018 Derby Party. The party was a huge success with over 1,000 people in attendance. With multiple live bands, DJ’s, cigars, mint juleps, carnival game, large outdoor screen, and a live horse – there was no shortage of entertainment. This is the second time the 13 Ugly Men has thrown the Derby Party, and event chair, Jason Downey, has seen attendance and the popularity grow.
The 13 Ugly Men selected GMF to help support the local music and arts of the Tampa Bay community. The donation specifically is helping fund the Recycled Tunes Program which provides instruments for schools and education programs. “We are excited to see the children in Tampa have the ability to learn music with the instruments we are able to provide”, Jason Downey.