The Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s annual black-tie gala is the hottest party in town
TAMPA, FLA (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) – On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay will host the 16th Annual Tuxes & Tails Fundraising Gala from 5:30pm to 11:00pm at the Tampa Convention Center. ‘Rio Carnaval’ will offer an enchanted evening in the tropics, hosted by co-chairs Beau Williams and Andrea Gonzmart Williams, 5th Generation Columbia Restaurant Group, and more than 1,000 guests are expected to attend. Reservations are limited and can be made at TuxesAndTailsTampa.com.
The evening will begin with a cocktail party and silent auction complete with adoptable pets, entertainment, and complimentary beer and wine (a VIP Lounge with open bar and special entertainment is available for $5,000+ event sponsors). The pre-function festivities will be followed by dinner, a high-energy show featuring Dorene Collier’s Event Show Productions, a Live Auction, and a runway show emceed by FOX 13 News’ Cynthia Smoot and Russell Rhodes, where adoptable pets take center stage. When the lights go down on the catwalk, animal lovers will continue the revelry at The Landing as they enjoy libations, dancing, Brazilian coffee, and complimentary cigars at the event’s signature after-party.
“Last year’s ‘Arabian Nights’ sold-out and raised $360,000 for our homeless animals,” said Humane Society of Tampa Bay Special CEO Sherry Silk. “This community is so generous and supportive of our programs. They love animals and they love a good party; we offer an evening with both and are confident that ‘Rio Carnaval’ will break last year’s all-time record,” she said.
The 2017 Tuxes & Tails fundraising Best in Show Sponsors include The Brink Foundation, and An Anonymous Friend of the Animals. Recognition of all event sponsors is available atTuxesAndTailsTampa.com.
About the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
For more than 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need. Named a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator since 2008, designated a Platinum Participator with GuideStar, and accredited by AAHA, the standard in veterinary excellence, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to the highest standards in animal sheltering and veterinary care. Our adoption programs, affordable veterinary services, community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities are essential to the health and wellbeing of animals across Tampa Bay.