2016 WISH

Wishes of o2b Fun, Inc founder and Board of Directors to every one of you our followers, friends, supporters, donors, event attendees, grantor, schools, and students.  May 2016 be a PROSPEROUS year for all of us as we grow and help even more kiddos!

2016 NY Wish

Message + Year In Review

A MESSAGE from our Founder …     2016

The mission o2b Fun, Inc. education foundation is the advancement of education by creating and performing fundraising activities to provide funds for assisting students based upon need and or merit. To EDUCATE + EQUIP + EMPOWER people on all educational levels without thought to nationality, creed, color, handicaps, and belief.

Our goal is: Educate + Equip + Empower Students by empowering them with an educational experience to help them become productive citizens that impact and give back to their Community.  Our scholarships go out to middle school students headed into high school and College bound students. Our applicants must have volunteered a minimum of 40 hours in community service during the year and maintain a 3.4 GPA during their three years.

YEAR IN REVIEW

As we come to the end of 2015 it was an impressive year in our eyes.  It all started with our Signature Event called “Rooftop Suitcase Party,” literally held on the rooftop of Nielsen under a full moon with Dick Crippen as our Emcee and 204 Sold Tickets.  This Adult only party hosted a gourmet four course meal with adult beverages then deserts with adult infused coffee and prizes for all ticket purchasers!

Presented by Bright House Networks; Nielsen; Newhouse Media, Ferman BMW Palm Harbor, Nichols Insurance Group, Sharp Hair Design, Wacky World, Lowe’s, Elite Party & Rental, Harbor Graphics, Amici’s Catered Cuisine, PF Chang’s, GrillSmith Clearwater, Flamestone, Ocean Flame, Ed’s Fine Wines, Great Bay Budweiser, Royal Cup Coffee, Water Boys, Publix Charities, and Winn-Dixie.  Our Stay-Cation Donors included: Southwest Airlines, The Ritz Carlton Sarasota, Beau Rivage Mississippi, CTwo Resort San Francisco, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach, Shephard’s Beach Resort, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, Saddlebrook Resort, Tideline Ocean Resort, Holiday Inn Oldsmar, Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, The Barrymore Hotel, South Seas Island Resort, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk, Holiday Isles Oceanfront Resort, and Marriott Courtyard Fort Myers.

Up next was our “Student & Parent Scholarship Party,” where we presented each student with their certificate and cash scholarship for their Educational Experience.  With over 100 people in attendance the Board of Directors presented to eight (8) Students their Educational Scholarships whether they were headed to attended an Educational Middle School Summer Camp Experience or headed to a Florida College of their choice this event was FUN Family time where we celebrated, ate and played games such as Chopsticks Jello, Toilet Paper Rubber Band Shooting, Tin Can Spaghetti Race, How Low can you go, Clipboard Rebound and Suck it up straw games … guess you had to be there to understand these silly but fun games!

Presented by Safety Harbor Parks & Rec; Chick-Fil-A Tampa Bay; McDonalds Tampa Bay; Ruth Eckerd Hall; Clearwater Marine Aquarium; Threshers Baseball Team; Sharp Hair Design; Straz Arts Center; Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza; Publix Charities; Winn-Dixie; Freedom Pizza and New Leaf Photography.  Please be sure to check out Each Student’s Testimonial they wrote for use under the “Student Page” of our .com website!

We did not stop at those eight (8) student educational scholarships; no, we provided cash grants to the following local not for profit Community businesses:  Oldsmar Cares; Countryside Cares; American Cancer Society; Lou Gehrig ALS Foundation; Make Them Matter building project; Walk for Life Pinellas County; and Freedom High School Security Program.

We ALL have the ability to positively impact others once we discover that we all have super powers in being Community Minded. Will you use your Community Minded powers for good?  The advancement of education comes through sponsors, grants, donations, attendees of our events, bequests and any other creative avenue people wish to give to help us provide funds for assisting students based upon need and/or merit for their educational scholarship support.

SO thanks to all our Sponsors, Donors, Attendees, Supporters, Grantors and all YOU COMMUNITY MINDED folks that made 2015 such a success!  We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts because without Community Minded folks and businesses we could not have granted these educational cash scholarships!

Wishing you and yours a very Prosperous 2016 and know that we need YOU in 2016 to recreate these same results and not have to cut any programs.

Remember to keep it FUN … REAL FUN that is – Enthusiastically – Brenda

INCOGNITO

Our tradition of going incognito to Clearwater Beach and here are the results … can you name where we were?

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Getting in the Christmas spirit and seeing how Our Clearwater Beach Resorts decorate for Christmas, we check them out on my Surprise Ride Nights for the hubbs!   I would Highly Suggest supporting these resorts and share with me your favorite Clearwater Beach Resorts!

Just after Christmas we head to Tampa Resorts so be on the watch for our favorite places and to support the local economy just like at Clearwater Beach!

Please be sure to visit, frequent and enjoy ALL the Florida Resorts, share your pics and  thanks for the guesses!

Until next time … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is!  MERRY CHRISTMAS

1 Week Christmas

Almost Time … ROOFTOP

IT’S ALMOST HERE!  2016 Rooftop Suitcase Party that is and as of December 5, 2015 here is our line up … keep watching as we GROW for the KIDDOS:

12.2015 Rooftop Update INFO

Back by Popular Demand previously known from 1997’s as Brenda’s Suitcase Party which is now Revised, Revamped and Renamed: The Rooftop Suitcase Party.  This is a high-end, upscale adult ticketed event with four course dinner and wine experience on an Actual Rooftop!     YOU will want to be there because, this event is FUN but most important because when YOU attend, we are able to granted 8+ Student Educational Summer Camp Scholarships PLUS College Bound Students a Once In A Lifetime Educational Scholarship!  Check out our Testimonials here under “Student Info” so YOU know how YOU Supported Our KIDDOS!

We need your support, participation and attendance so we can continue to Grant Educational Scholarships to Florida Kiddos!  Still looking for Resorts and Monetary Sponsors for detailed information email: o2bfun@yahoo.com

Rooftop Suitcase Party TICKETS are NOW AVAILABLE at http://www.o2bfun.org/tickets-1.html set for Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6-10 p.m. EST

Until ROOFTOP TIME … keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is!   Just Brenda 🙂

Way To Be FESTIVE

It’s Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2:02 a.m. EST and I’m so excited I can’t sleep!  Here’s WHY …

2 Fridays

Nuf Said … so we are all either 1) Excited also and ready to have FUN or 2) thinking where did the time go and I have SO much more to do!

Well as a very Dear Friend once told me when attending her Pampered Chef Party … when the actual date is here and the first person comes through the doors it’s all down hill and it’s all FUN TIME so don’t sweat the small stuff ENJOY.

I do not want to be disrespectful to those who have lost loved ones and this is a very difficult time of any year.  My thoughts, well wishes and prayers are with you!

Here’s wishing you and yours the best Christmas Ever and a very Prosperous 2016!  Until next time keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is! 🙂  Just Brenda

Got Talent

GOT TALENT … Then Strut your stuff at this Annual Event!  Our Friends and Supporters at Bright House Networks are looking for contestants to participate at Bright Stars Senior Idol.  This Annual Event is always a hit and a real eye opener for what Local Talent is in the Tampa Bay Area!  Below shows the various locations, times and whom to contact so … Bring It!

BHN IDOL

Quit hiding out at karaoke joints, bring it, strut your stuff and you could win!  Need more info just click on this link for the Bright House Networks page: http://brighthouse.com/senior-idol.html

Hope to see you on stage and until next time keep it REAL … REAL FUN that is!  Here cheering for you!  Just Brenda