TAMPA, FL (April 22, 2016) – On Friday, April 22, local high school students from Berkeley Preparatory School, H. B. Plant High School, Hillsborough High School, Jesuit High School, and Tampa Preparatory School, will gather for the first ever Student Music Fest, hosted by Meals On Wheels of Tampa’s High School Leadership Board (HSLB) and Tampa Preparatory School. More than 200 guests will gather from 6-8 p.m. around the stage at Tampa Prep’s parking lot (722 Cass St.) for the music and dance event of the year. Tickets are currently on sale at www.MOWTampa.org/musicfest.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the HSLB’s project, Water On Wheels (WOW), to encourage healthy hydration by providing reusable water tumblers and educational materials to all 700+ seniors and homebound served by Meals On Wheels of Tampa each day. Community volunteers will deliver the reusable water tumblers, along with hurricane preparedness packs, to all of the program recipients on Saturday, May 21. The project was designed to encourage healthy hydration among our senior and homebound neighbors, since seniors are more at risk of dehydration, especially entering the summer months.
The two-hour event is jam packed with students from Tampa who will perform music and dance acts throughout the night. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event from various vendors and food trucks. Guests will also be able to purchase the branded HSLB WOW reusable water tumbler that displays all 5 participating high school logos, and in turn, every time a reusable water tumbler is purchased that evening, a homebound senior on the Meals On Wheels of Tampa program receives one. In addition to the food and drink, guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets. Auction items include hockey sticks and t-shirts signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning, gift cards, fresh baked cookies, and much more.
Tickets are available for purchase now for $10 at www.MOWTampa.org/musicfest or tickets may be purchased at the door for $12. Tampa Preparatory School will host and sponsor the event.
“The High School Leadership Board is so excited for the chance to bring our project Water on Wheels to life! So much time and thought has gone into this fundraiser in order to raise money to benefit our mission to hydrate the homebound in Tampa!” Bridget O’Carroll, HSLB member and senior at Berkeley Preparatory School.
The High School Leadership Board (HSLB) was developed in the Fall of 2015 to provide a unique opportunity for students who want to get more involved with a local non-profit, focused on senior hunger. The mission of the High School Leadership Board (HSLB) is to connect high school students with Meals On Wheels of Tampa and their community, through a variety of activities including volunteering, fundraising and program development. This service-learning and leadership development program is comprised of 9 outstanding high school students. These students contribute to and inform Meals On Wheels of Tampa programming, while acting as ambassadors and leaders in their communities.
Members of the High School Leadership Board include: Lexa Armstrong, Senior, Tampa Preparatory School; Allison Blair, Junior, Tampa Preparatory School; Maggie Fitzsimmons, Junior, H.B. Plant High School, Harrison Lorenzen, Junior, Tampa Preparatory School; Ben Miller, Junior, Jesuit High School; Suparna Narayan, Senior, Hillsborough High School, Bridget O’Carroll, Junior, Berkeley Preparatory School; Chandler Rodriguez, Junior, Jesuit High School; and Kathleen Tan, Junior, Hillsborough High School.
Pre-sale tickets are $10.00 per person; tickets include access to Student Music Fest. To purchase tickets, visit www.MOWTampa.org/musicfest.
If you would like to financially support the HSLB WOW project, please visit https://secure.mowtampa.org/donations/new and indicate ‘HSLB WOW’ in the field ‘company’ or call Cindy Vann at Meals On Wheels of Tampa at (813) 238-8410 or C.Vann@MOWTampa.org.
About Meals On Wheels of Tampa:
Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been committed to nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors of Tampa since 1975. Today, Meals On Wheels of Tampa serves over 700 people with a hot meal during the lunch hour. Meals On Wheels of Tampa relies on its community for support by not accepting government funding and is proud that 85 cents of every dollar donated goes back to feeding and caring for our senior and homebound neighbors.
Interested in volunteering or want to learn more about Meals On Wheels of Tampa? Would you like to start receiving meals or do you know someone in need of home delivered meal service? Please visit www.MOWTampa.org or call (813) 238-8410.