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)
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.
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!
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’.
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!
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.
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.
On Oct. 7th a group of 13 Ugly Men members joined the Nomad Art Bus to visit a group children’s home to paint with over 25 children. Everyone had a great time and there are definitely some future artists in the Tampa Bay area. The Nomad art bus is a retired bus that has been transformed into a mobile arts studio and supports their mission of “art for ALL” .The kids were able to have fun and express their creative talents by painting the blank bus and transform it into an amazing piece of art. Our little friends were able to use their imaginations while painting and learning the positive mental and physical feelings that art provides. It was a great way for the 13 Ugly Men to continue to support our local Tampa communities that need it most.
The 13 Ugly Men recently made a $2,700 donation to the Pinnacle Academy. The Academy provides a highly specialized, alternative education for students who have been diagnosed with a variety of developmental conditions including Asperger’s Syndrome, Language Impairment, Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum, ADHD/ADD, learning differences. The Academy’s small class environment allows children with these disabilities to receive the needed instruction so that they can grow into a normal development cycle and attend regular high school and colleges. The 13 Ugly Men are very proud to help the Academy serve these children.
On July 3rd a group of volunteers from the 13 Ugly Men helped pack 2,200 meals with Feeding Tampa Bay, which is part of the national Feeding America network, focusing on providing food to more than 700,000 hungry in the 10 county area of West Central Florida.
Feeding Tampa Bay is a great organization that helps benefit our Tampa area and the perfect type of organization for the 13 Ugly Men to partner with to make a positive impact within our local community.