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.