WHAT: A crown jewel of West Tampa, the completely renovated historic Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory will open as the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center with more than 100,000 square feet of community space. The state-of-the-art facility will include a premier fine arts center operated by the City of Tampa in conjunction with the Tampa Museum of Art in partnership with the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners [referred to as the Roberta M. Golding Center for the Visual Arts at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC], Tampa’s newest and most magnificent event center, the area’s most comprehensive fitness center with indoor track and multi-sport gymnasium, a fully equipped outdoor aquatic center [must be referred to as the Diane and Leon Mezrah Family Aquatic Center at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC], a social service center operated by Tampa Jewish Family Services and the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA).
Visit https://www.bryanglazerfamilyjcc.com to learn more.
WHO: Invited dignitaries include Florida Governor Rick Scott; U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn; Florida State Sen. Jeff Brandes; Florida State Senator-Elect Dana Young; Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman; Tampa City Council Member Harry Cohen, and a host of other political and community leaders and dignitaries.
WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. NOTE: This date represents the 75th
anniversary of when the Armory was inaugurated on December 8, 1941 – the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
WHERE: 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, Fla. 33606
VISUALS: Photo opportunities include:
• Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
• Interviews with various leaders, elected officials, and dignitaries
** NOTE TO EDITORS: ADVANCE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY **
News media can take photos/video of the newly completed facility in advance on Monday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Several parking places will be reserved by the Howard Ave. entrance for media. This will be the only opportunity for advance video and photos.