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“13 Ugly Men” Presents “The Halloween Party” in association with Castellano Cosmetic Surgery

The “13 Ugly Men” Foundation a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is proud to announce their Annual Halloween Party on Friday October 25th at the Historic “Cuban Club”“ in Ybor City. Doors to the event will open at 8pm and as with Years past, the event will sell out. Join thousands of people in attendance in costume and continue the tradition of this signature event. The historic “Cuban Club” has been chosen to host this event as it is the perfect building & backdrop for the “13 Ugly Men” to throw the biggest Halloween Party is the Tampa Bay area.

This event will utilize the enormous courtyard as well as many spaces inside of the venue and with the “Cuban Club” having a storied reputation of being haunted; you never know what can happen as there are plenty of surprises in store. State of the art lighting, sound, projection mapping & lasers will immerse you into a World outside the normal.

Advance tickets are available at www.13UglyMen.com for $35 for Women & $40 for Men. Proceeds from the event will benefit GiGi’s Palyhouse Tampa which is an achievement center for children and adults with Down syndrome https://gigisplayhouse.org/tampa/ “When I think about the mission of what the 13 Ugly Men’s mission to exist is, it aligns perfectly with the organizational mission of GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa.  Our mission is to provide Purposeful, Therapeutic FREE programs for individuals with Down Syndrome. To be affiliated with a group that is purposeful in their mission in giving back to the community in which they work and live is just a wonderful opportunity.  GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa is so excited to partner with the 13 Ugly Men and benefit from the 2019 Halloween party.” said GiGi’s Playhouse President Christopher Steele.

“This event has really grown Year over Year and the Cuban Club is a great place for us. I’m particularly excited to have Gigi’s Playhouse as the benefitting charity. They do so much great work in our community and for the 13 Ugly Men to play a part in donating to this cause is a true honor. Our great sponsors like Castellano Cosmetic Surgery, the Seminole Hard Rock, Jerry Ulm Chrysler Dodge Jeep have really stepped up and allowed us to take these events to the next level” Said 13 Ugly Men Event Chair Matt Loyd.

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation hosts numerous events throughout the Year that are filled with a fun, engaging, upscale crowd that enjoy having a great time and giving back to the community. The Annual Halloween Party encourages the best costumes and Halloween and photographers will be on hand to capture it all. Entertainment from multiple DJ’s will make this an event not to miss! Tickets for the event are available now by going to www.13UglyMen.com for only $35 for Women & $40 for Men. A limited number of VIP Tables are available (pricing varies) as well as sponsorship opportunities. The Annual “Halloween Party” takes place on Friday October 25th from 8pm- 3am at “Cuban Club” located at 2010 Republica de Cuba (14th Avenue), Ybor City, FL 33605.

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.

$13,000 Donation from 13 Ugly Men Spring Break Party

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, Inc. donated $13,000 to Athletes for Hearts. The donation followed the Men’s very successful inaugural Spring Break Party at The Hotel Godfrey’s WTR Pool and Grill, on March 23rd. Clear, sunny skies provided the ambiance for guests to dance the day away courtesy of beats provided by DJ’s Magic Mike and Barry Carew. 1,000+ guests sported their best swimwear and tested their skills at fun games and contests throughout the day. Athletes for Hearts is an organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to families with children in need of medical treatment specific to a heart condition. They also fund advancements in medical technology for the treatment of heart disease, with a special emphasis on heart conditions affecting children.

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation Donates Over $100,000 to Local Tampa Bay Charities in 2018

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, a 501c3 volunteer based charity, is known for throwing some of the largest events in Tampa Bay, with the slogan “Party for a Purpose.” In 2018, these purposes included BeatNB, Gasparilla Music Foundation, Onbikes, and Clothes to Kids with donations ranging from $13,000 to $25,000 from specific themed events throughout the year. The Foundation also found ways to raise money for Junior League of Tampa Bay, Children’s Dream Fund, Children’s Cancer Center, Savvy Giving by Design, The Pinnacle Academy, Nomad Art Bus, Respect 90 Foundation, and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Each of these causes are Tampa Bay centric and round out various needs and initiatives in the community.

“2018 was a big year for the 13 Ugly Men,” said President, David Moyer. “Being able to donate $100,000 is a great milestone, and we have donated nearly $2 million over the years. However, some of our greater achievements are the community outreach programs from building bikes at Amalie Arena and making meals at Ronald McDonald House, to painting with foster children in St. Pete. Those memories will mean more to us than any party.”

The Foundation was able to donate over $100,000 in 2018 through funds raised by hosting and selling tickets to some of the largest events in Tampa Bay with the support of sponsors, such as Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Castellano Cosmetic Surgery. The events included the Kentucky Derby Party, the Halloween Party, a new 70’s concept called the Vinyl Party, and the third annual Ugly Sweater Party. The Foundation has been around for over 20 years, and people have come to love its signature party, “The White Party”, which will return in 2020.

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation plans to repeat its success in 2019, with events and benefiting charities already lined up including a Spring Break Party in the upcoming months. For more information regarding upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities, please visit 13UglyMen.com.

Ugly Sweater Party brings in $15,000 for Clothes to Kids, Inc

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, Inc donated $15,000 to Clothes to Kids, Inc this holiday season based on another successful Ugly Sweater Party. The third annual event at it’s third location has continued to grow in popularity and has seen increased attendance and donations year after year. American Social played home to the event, and had a beautiful back drop of Downtown Tampa lit up in it’s holiday best. The weather called for rain, but the guests came out and had an amazing time. 750+ people came in there uglies sweater and in there nicest (not naughty) attitudes as the music turned up the evening. A visit from Santa Clause, and a winter wonderland came through that evening. Clothes to Kids, Inc is a local charity that provides outfits of new quality to low-income or in crisis school age children, free of charge. (Donation Check Photo)

$25,000 Halloween Donation to BeatNB

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, Inc. is proud to have recently donated a check for $25,000.00 to “Beat NB” from the proceeds of their Annual Halloween Party. The event took place at The Cuban Club in Ybor City and welcomed nearly 3,000 guests who danced the night away to live DJ’s, an amazing light show, plenty of photo opps and of course some outrageous costumes.

This was the 21st Annual Halloween Party which has grown to be one of the most anticipated Halloween events in the Tampa Bay Area.

The 13 Ugly Men chose to partner up with “BeatNB” to assist in facilitating and funding continued clinical trials which help find a cure for children with Neuroblastoma. “we are honored to play a role in helping this worthwhile charity and organization and bring awareness to this cause” said event chair Matt Loyd.

$5,000 Fundraiser for Humane Society of Tampa Bay

In 2018, the 13 Ugly Men created a social media fundraiser campaign for a cause in Tampa Bay. Unknown to those that donated, friends, family, and peers started generously donating money knowing that the 13 Ugly Men would find a worthy cause to ensure those hard earned dollars made it to the right initiative. The campaign over the year raised nearly $1,700. The men then decided to raise the financial bar, select a charity, and make a statement at the end of the year. The group decided on the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, touring the facility from the more recent Animal Hospital to the under construction adoption center. At the end of the tour, the 13 Ugly Men presented a $5,000 check. The Humane Society is not a kill shelter, and is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need because every life counts!

13 Ugly Men build bikes with OnBikes and present $13,000 Donation

A team of 13 Ugly Men made a $13,000 donation from the proceeds of their Vinyl Party and helped OnBikes with their 2018 bike build at the Amelie Arena on Saturday, Dec. 2nd. The group assisted with hand assembling boxes of new bikes to give away to local at-risk and foster children this holiday season. It was a great time to give back to the Tampa Bay area while sharing OnBikes philosophy that ‘Giving is better than receiving’.

13 Ugly Men volunteer for the Children’s Cancer Center

The Wine Women and Shoes event this year blew everyone’s expectations out of the water. The organization raised twice as much their targeted amount and it will be revealed to the public soon. The 13 Ugly Men participated this year with a few members acting as Sole Men catering to the more than 500+ guests. Together they raised close to $5,000 for the Children’s Cancer Center, and David Gunning was the winner for biggest fundraiser with $1,700. Anthony Rickman, Dylan McCandless and Brian Wexler also supported the team effort. It’s always a great cause and when you see the faces of the children that benefit you’ll understand why we’ve been participating for the past several years.

It’s good to be Ugly!

13 Ugly Men & Seminole Hard Rock Casino donate $10,000 to the Junior League of Tampa

The Seminole Hard Rock Casino recently sold playing cards all summer long courtesy of the Hard Rock Guys. The proceeds were to benefit the 13 Ugly Men; however, both organizations mutually agreed that it would be best to offer the donation to a woman centric organization and selected Junior League of Tampa. At one of the biggest fundraisers for Junior League, the Holiday Gift Market, the two groups presented a $10,000 check. The Junior League of Tampa was founded in 1926, and is an organization of over 2,000 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

13 Ugly Men participate and sponsor Birdies and Brews Golf Tournament to benefit Jackson in Action 83

The 13 Ugly Men recently participated in the Birdies and Brews Charity golf tournament to benefit the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation. The mission of the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation is to provide support to military families, focusing on the educational, emotional, and physical health of the children. The 13 Ugly Men sponsorship included multiple foursomes and a hole sponsorship on the 13th hole. The 13 Ugly Men are very proud to help the Jackson In Action Foundation and their mission of helping our local military families.