Record sponsorship and ticket sales put the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s black-tie gala in position for success
TAMPA, FLA (October 9, 2017) – On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay will host the 2017 Tuxes & Tails Fundraising Gala from 5:30pm to 12:00am at the Tampa Convention Center. With over 1,000 registered guests and more than 90 sponsors supporting the event, ‘Rio Carnaval’ is set to be the Society’s most successful endeavor to date.
2017 TUXES & TAILS- RIO CARNAVAL
Saturday, October 14, 2017
5:30pm to 12:00am
Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St
5:30 – 7:30pm: Cocktail party, VIP Lounge, and silent auction featuring adoptable pets, entertainment, and complimentary beer and wine. VIP Lounge with open bar and special entertainment is available to $5,000+ event sponsors.
7:30pm – 9:30pm: 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.
9:30pm to 12:00am: After-party at The Landing with libations, dancing, Brazilian coffee, and complimentary cigars.
EVENT HONORARY CO-CHAIRS
Beau Williams and Andrea Gonzmart Williams, 5th Generation Columbia Restaurant Group
BEST IN SHOW SPONSORS
The Brink Foundation
An Anonymous Friend of the Animals
Recognition of all event sponsors is available at TuxesAndTailsTampa.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.