ANNUAL EVENTS with most current listed after this note:

  1. Rooftop Suitcase Party – held Annually in SPRING
  2. Student & Parent Scholarship Celebration – held in June
  3. Reds, Whites & Jazzy Blues – held Annually in FALL
  4. ABCD Banquet with LIVE & “UN” Event Auction – held Annually Year End
  5. TICKETS are purchased through our GoDaddy Website link here:
  6. NOTE – Most Current Event is listed first but pursue all event information 🙂



Caspers Company 


THANK YOU for our Anonymous Donor

YOU all are our HERO’S  



5th Annual ROOFTOP SUITCASE PARTY is set for Thursday March 22, 2018 (updated 1-22)

NEW in 2018 we are adding a Theme … GATSBY so come dressed in Theme or just come in business casual.

NEW is 2018 we are gaining great strides in our first VIP Party prior to the event with:  Dick Crippen ~ Jack Harris ~ Congressman Gus Bilirakis ~ House of Representative Chris Latvala ~ Mayor Doug Bevis ~ Reginald Roundtree of TV 10 ~ others being confirmed … look out for ONE Big Name to be confirmed 🙂

NEW in 2018 Signature Drink … One Complimentary Signature Drink for each attendee

NEW in 2018 = Mrs Suda’s dance Students with Gatsby Entertainment

New is 2018 = Testimonials from Several of our 2017 Scholarship Winners

THANK YOU TO:    Venue Host ~ Nielsen at

Gold Sponsors ~ Thornton’s Inc at

Silver Sponsors ~ DeBartolo ~ Spectrum TV ~  TECO at 


Table Sponsors ~ Ranmar ~ FOP Lodge #43 ~ Tiller Law Group ~ SHEP ~ Adalay Cabinets ~ Pilot Bank ~

Food/Bev Sponsors ~ Amici’s Catered Cuisine ~ Flamestone ~ GrillSmith Clearwater ~ Little Donut House ~ Newk’s ~ Publix ~ Sam’s Club ~ Great Bay Budweiser ~ Ed’s Fine Wines ~ Water Boys ~ Kahya Coffee ~ Winn Dixie ~ 

  Here is how you can participate/donate!

RESORT Sponsors (Confirmed) ~ Beau Rivage Biloxi Resort; Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort; Holiday Inn Clearwater BEACH; Shephards Beach Resort; Tampa Embassy Suites; South Seas Island Resort; Beso Del Sol Resort; and MORE COMING as we Always end up with 30 or more resorts

AUCTION ITEM Sponsors (Confirmed) ~ TB Rays; TB Buccaneers; Derrick Brooks; Mike Alstott; Tony Dungy; Clearwater Marine Aquarium; Ruth Eckerd Hall; Jet Blue; SouthWest; Busch Gardens; and MORE COMING as we always end up with well over 200 Auction Items!  Keep Watching as we update every FRIDAY 🙂 Just Brenda


Achieving Students; Board; Champions and Donors Banquet was a SUCCESS as was our ONLINE “UN” Auction!  WOW and thanks to you our awesome sponsors!

Shephard’s Beach Resort

Tampa Bay Lightning

Clearwater Threshers

Flamestone Grill Oldsmar

Cabot Cheese

JJ Taylor


Caspers Company

All our Donors that want to remain anonymous you ROCK and you are our HERO for donating items for the auction portion of the evening!

December 8 we celebrated the Kiddo’s; All those that make o2b Fun Inc able to provide Educational Scholarships as well our Wonderful Board of Directors! Here’s to continued success!


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This is our Family Fun day where the whole family can enjoy a variety of fun activities in a safe environment while supporting your local not for profit Unique event.  Entry into event is free with free lite foods, please know however beverages and activities have a small fee for participation.  2017 date is Tentatively set for Saturday September 17 from 10 AM through 4 PM

EXPERIENCE: Live Music; lite foods with beverages and interactive opportunity activities such as Chinese Auction; Bicycle or On-site Scavenger hunt; Grape Stomping experience since September is Grape/Wine Harvest season in California plus more FUN activities being planned!

SOLD OUT EVENT … Excited to see those that have tickets and to others … Next Year 😦



Event Date is Thursday ~ March 22, 2018

  Tickets and PASSWORD for the party coming December 2017

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 Sponsors, Donors, Cultural Experience Dance Team and Attendees … we granted TEN (10) SCHOLARSHIPS!  YOU ARE OUR HERO’S



THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS ~ Casper’s Corp/McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A  

You too can sponsor …



ANNUAL Rooftop Party HELD ON March 15, 2017


HOST Nielsen Company Oldsmar

DIAMOND Sponsor = Thank You to Two -2- Anonymous Donors who are HERO’S

SILVER Sponsor = MicroLumen Oldsmar

Resort/Airline Sponsors:

Saddlebrook Resort Tampa

Beso Del Sol Resort

The Hotel Zamora

The Brazilian Court

Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

Shephard’s Beach Resort

Plantation Inn on Crystal River

The Barrymore Tampa Riverwalk

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

South Seas Island Resort

Embassy Suites Tampa

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach

Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club

Holiday Inn Oldsmar

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

Beau Rivage

Margaritaville Hotel Pigeon Forge

Jet Blue Airlines at

Southwest Airlines at

Spectrum TV at


Amici’s Catered Cuisine ~ Made to order Pasta station w/meat

Newk’s Bakery Desserts ~ Fresh from their Bakery Homemade Desserts

Fine Wines ~ Wide array of wines for sampling

Grillsmith Clearwater ~ Napa Valley Salad

Publix ~ Champagne and Soda selections

Royal Cup Coffee ~ Regular and Adult Infused coffees

Sam’s Club ~ Appetizers of fruit, cheeses and crackers

Costco ~ Paper Products and other essentials for our event

Water Boys ~

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE for 2017 was with Authentic and Trained Hula Dancers who also brought attendees into learn their last dance!  


FOP Pinellas Lodge #43 ~ Tiller Law Group ~ Ranmar Development ~ SHEP Family ~ Ed’s Fine Wines ~ Maher Chevrolet ~ DeBartolo ~ NASCAR Car Wash

BUSINESS CARS SPONSORS: Real Estate ProMax/Stephanie Thomopoulos ( and Sophiscated Hair & Nails/Sydney McGrain (727-785-8579)


Flamestone Oldsmar

Ocean Flame Restaurant in Shephard’s Beach Resort

BeeWell and Sharp Hair Design

Harbor Graphics ~ See LISA ~

Lowe’s Oldsmar

Nalisio Traveras ~ Jazz Entertainer

Newhouse Media Group

The Complete Auction

Elite Party & Rentals

Wacky World Oldsmar

Jacqueline Faust Photography

Cole Media Productions

2017 Mystery Box Challenge Silent AND/OR LIVE Auction ~ BIG THANKS TO ALL AND PLEASE SUPPORT these businesses:

McDonalds Tampa Bay/Casper’s Corporation; Beall’s Oldsmar; Empower Adventure; Busch Gardens; Aquatic; TB Lightning; Tae-Kwan-Do Child & Adult packages; Outback Steak House; Congo River Putt-Putt; MOSI; The Tropical Boat Tours; Sharp Hair Design; Starlite Cruises; Celebration Station; Clearwater Marine Aquarium; Painting with a Twist Safety Harbor; Premiere Jewelry/Nanette Pluhar; Dinosaur World; 31 Products/Diana Kilty; Judy Glenn/Tracey Arehart; Paddle Board/Kathleen Slaven; Catch Twenty Three; Heat Etching/Julia ValBalen; Truly Forever Bridal; Ballard Designs; Florida Aquarium; Royal Cup Coffee; TB Lighting/TBSA; TB Lightning/Nielsen; TB Lightning/Jerry Kilty; SeaWorld; Old McMicky Farm; Chick-Fil-A Oldsmar; Smokey Bones; Little River Band/REH; Bee Well; Armed Forces Museum; COBB Theatre; AMC Theatre; Whoopie Goldburg/REH; Perkins Restaurant; Tampa Bay Downs; Jimmy John’s Oldsmar; BJ’s Restaurant Pinellas Park; Acropoli Restaurant; Damsel In Defense/Lisa Kane; Mary Kay/Renee Garcia; TBSA Skating Party; Fred Astaire Dance and variety of  Autographed Memorabilia.

Parking is COMPLIMENTARY on the Second Floor of Nielsen Garage and take elevator to TOP to PARTY!  ATTIRE is business casual to formal just please not jeans or shorts.


DISCLAIMER: Ever seen one of those plate-spinning circus acts? Hence this message and what follows is designed only to be transparently honest!

Let me paint the picture for you. I work from home; I have no secretary or any other help at all. It’s just me. I maintain two -2-  websites, one -1- blog, six -6- social media sites, and I do all of the solicitation/creative/marketing/requests/mailings/calls/follow up calls/letters/pickups/meetings/school contacts/school follow ups/referrals/leads and everything required to keep this business going while making our events as awesome as I can. 

I do not take out any Salary, No utilities, Not any car wear tear, No gasoline expenses, I Only reimburse myself for event expenses, I print in black-and-white, I hand deliver mail to people if I can otherwise I mail so we can give ALL of the Funds Raised to Your Tampa Bay Area Kiddos!!  This is Why I can Honestly say 100% of Funds Raised goes to Your Kiddos!   The REAL HEROS come to us in the form of: Donors, Sponsors, Contributors, Attendees an Gifts that YOU give to make Scholarships possible.



2016 ABCD Banquet = Achieving Students; Board members; Champion sponsors and Donors

HOST ~ Grillsmith

Gift & Auction Sponsors:     Caspers McDonalds; Westchase Golf; Big Cat Rescue; Armed Forces; Ruth Eckerd Hall; Clearwater Marine Aquarium; Straz Center and Clearwater Yacht Club! THANKS as we Celebrate: Achieving Students; Board Members; Champion supporters and Donors!     PLEASE BE SURE TO THANK AND FREQUENT OUR SPONSORS!



First Annual Reds, Whites & Jazzy Blues

This means: Reds & Whites are the wines; Jazzy Blues are the two types of LIVE Bands that will be entertaining you.  We will have Amici’s Catered Cuisine and Cabot Cheese providing food along with JJ Taylor providing beer.  There will be a silent Chinese auction going on and we are look forward to seeing you there.  Date will be Friday, October 21 from 5-10 p.m.  Tickets will be $25 for adults in advance and children under 12 enter FREE!  NOTE – LIMITED Space so get your tickets early!  We will have Elite Events & Rentals providing us with a Beautiful White Tent, linens and chairs for your enjoyment!


Cabot Cheese


JJ Taylor

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Elite Events & Rentals

Ed’s Fine Wines

Nalisio Traveris will be our Jazz Player and Straight Up Blues Band will be playing Blues!  Chinese Auction will be going on – Event is SOLD OUT as of 9-26-2016  COME EARLY NEXT YEAR!

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Health & Beauty Fair/Trade Show

This one time event is set for Wednesday, October 26 from 12 noon until 7 p.m. EST at Westchase Golf & Country Club in the Club House located in Westchase!


Thanks to our Sponsors:   Bee Well Nutrition, Westchase Limousine AND

Dr. Cesar Lara, MD at

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Check out who all will be participating Wednesday October 26 from 12 noon until 7 pm:
Michelle Curtis, Real Estate
Patti Arturo, Bee Well Nutrition
Diana Kilty, 31 Products
Jody Sander,s Medicare Leads
Renee Garcia, Mary Kay
Lori Goede, Westchase Jazzercise
Chelsea Swee,t Fast Track Urgent Care Center
Cassity Troix, Galloway Orthopedics, LLC
Paul Mathews, Walgreen (also giving FREE Flu Shots)
Daniel Sallade, Financial Representative
Allison Coney, Planet Beach
Andre, Westchase Limousine
Brandon Ahlgren, Elite Events & Rentals
Michael Lamando, Amici’s Catered Cuisine
Pam Branson, Dr Cesar Lara, MD
Elliot, Countryway Eye Care
Stephanie Jones, Meridien Research
Brittany, Empower Adventures

Brad, Big Promise Studios

Silent Auction Donors are:  Lowry Park Zoo; 31 Products/Diana Kilty; TBSA Oldsmar; Applebee’s Oldsmar; Tap Room; Hot Tuna; The Escape; TGI Friday; Traditional Taekwando Westchase; Westchase Limousine; SeaWorld; DeLites Ice Cream; Chili’s Oldsmar; Famous Pizza; Cody’s Roadhouse; TB Lightning wreath; LIA Jewelry; McDivots; Brass Tap; Yankee Candles; City Fish; Buffalo Wild Wings; Sea Sea Riders; and Victoria Secrets.

PLEASE be sure to frequent our Sponsors as well vendors!



Thanks to a Silent Partner and Clearwater Threshers we at o2b Fun, Inc had the opportunity to host our own private sky box on July 11 to THANK OUR Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers and Board of Directors for another Great Year … THANKS SO MUCH!

THANK YOU Clearwater Threshers

Please know that as a sponsor of o2b Fun, Inc, you will; reach the affluent Tampa Bay Market, Expose your product to a consumer who loves travel, culture, new experiences in dining out all while mixing different generations with different cultures.  Expose your product to 10+ Tampa Bay Schools students and their families, not only the underprivileged.  Your sponsorship each year will benefit through: publicity, social media and your business promotion for tax purposes.  Our intentions are to exceed each year’s results Thanks to our Sponsors!




BIG THANKS to our 2016 DONORS!   


TB Rowdies

Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach

McDonald’s -Caspers Company

Burger 21 Tampa

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Lightning

Armed Forced Military Museum

Tampa Bay Rays


Busch Gardens

PF Chang’s

Yacht Starship



Applications DEADLINE is passed for 2016!  Please watch for next year where we grant scholarships to ~ any College bound student or 8th grader heading into 9th grade in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas; Polk and Sarasota Counties were considered!


2016 ROOFTOP PARTY Night Of Video! 

  VIDEO of 2015 Rooftop Suitcase Party ACTUAL EVENT!

Back by Popular Demand known from its creation in 1997’s as Brenda’s Suitcase party is now Revised, Revamped and Renamed: The Rooftop Suitcase Party.  This is a high-end, upscale adult ticketed event with four-course dinner and adult beverages experience on an Actual Rooftop!   BIG THANK YOU TO ALL the  2016 Rooftop Suitcase Party Sponsors:

PRESENTING Sponsor: Bright House Networks


Newhouse Media Group; Elite Events & Rentals; Chris Bohr of Complete Auction; Nalisio Traveras LIVE JAZZ Entertainment; Ferman BMW of Palm Harbor; DeBartolo Family Foundation; Harbour Graphics; The Taste of Tampa Bay Magazine; and Cole Media Productions

Venue Sponsor: Nielsen Company

Out of State of FL. Auction Destination Sponsors:  Beau Rivage Biloxi MS   Margaritaville Island Hotel Pigeon Forge TN

Stay-Cation Sponsors (Jetsetter prizes & must be present to win):

Saddlebrook Resort & Spa; Sheraton Sand Key; Plantation On Crystal; Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach; Shephards Beach Resort; Safety Harbor Resort & Spa; South Sea Island Resort; Holiday Isles Oceanfront Resort; Holiday Inn Oldsmar; Pelican Grand Beach Resort; Innisbrook Resort; The Hotel Zamora; Embassy Suites Westshore Tampa; and The Barrymore Hotel Tampa

Food Sponsors: Amici’s Catered Cuisine; Grillsmith Clearwater; Newk’s Eatery Clearwater; and Sam’s Club Clearwater

Beverage Sponsors:  Royal Cup Coffee; Ed’s Fine Wines; Great Bay Distributing; and Water Boys

Decoration Sponsors: Sharp Hair Design; Wacky World Studios; Lowe’s Hillsborough Ave, Tampa; and Publix

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AS WELL our “MYSTERY BOX” Sponsored by : Armed Forces History Museum; Wing House Palm Harbor; Congo River Golf; Flamestone Oldsmar; Orange Theory Palm Harbor; Westchase Golf; Ruth Eckerd Hall; StarLite Cruises; Sports Clips; TB Lightning/Nielsen; Wine Basket/o2b Fun, Inc; SportClips; Tampa Bay Downs; Buffalo Wild Wings;  Jimmy John’s Oldsmar; Costco; McDonalds!

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2015 ABCD BANQUET with annual “UN” Event Auction

GrillSmith Clearwater Mall will again be our host located at 2539 Countryside Boulevard, Suite #6, Clearwater, Florida 33761.  We will be honoring our Achievers; Board; Champion Sponsors and Donors along with a silent auction of sports memorabilia!  Tickets on sale now at

2015 Sponsors



This is for ALL Scholarship nominees, Teachers, Staff, School friends and Families to ENJOY a time of food and games with prizes.  Scholarship checks were presented at this event – note this is a family type event.


Bright House Networks; Ruth Eckerd Hall; Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza; Tampa Bay Rays; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; McDonalds; New Leaf Photography; Clearwater Threshers Baseball; Clearwater Marine Aquarium; and Sharp Hair Design

2015 SCHOOLS HONORED for 2015: Tarpon Springs High; Countryside High; Plant City; Pinellas Tech; Derrick Brooks Foundation; Greco Middle; Marshall Middle; Tyrone Middle; Webb Middle; Countryside Christian Academy and Nielsen Tech Student at LETO High!  Also Awarded were: Countryside Cares; Oldsmar Cares; Lou Gehrig/ALS; Relay for Life/ACS and Make Them Matter. NOTE starting January 2016 we will be accepting scholarship applications from all Tampa Bay Area Students!


LAST YEAR – 2015 ROOFTOP SUITCASE PARTY  Brenda’s 1997-2003 Suitcase Party has been Renamed, Revised and Revamped as: Rooftop Suitcase Party.  This is a high-end, upscale adult only ticketed Dinner Event with food, adult beverages, entertainment and GUARANTEES everyone who purchases either Jetsetter or First Class Tickets WINS a prize!  There is also a LIVE Auction for attendees to bid on Fly Away Stay-Cation (this means your package is outside the State of Florida and airfare is included!) This is our Biggest and Most Popular event!

2015 PRESENTING Sponsor: Bright House Networks

Venue Sponsor: Nielsen   PLUS Our NORTH – SOUTH – EAST – WEST SPONSORS:   Southwest Airlines; Ferman BMW of Palm Harbor; Newhouse Media Group; The Nicholas Group; The Complete Auctioneer/Chris Bohr; and Elite Events & Rentals

Auction Destination Sponsors:  CTwo Hotel California; and  Beau Rivage Mississippi

Stay-Cation Sponsors:  The Ritz Carlton Sarasota; Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach; Tideline Resort; Courtyard by Marriott; Holiday ISLES; Hyatt Regency; Shephards Beach Resort; South Seas Island Resort; Barrymore Hotel; Saddlebrook Resort; Safety Harbor Spa; Holiday Inn Oldsmar; Innisbrook Resort & Spa; and Hilton Garden Inn

Beverage Sponsors:  Royal Cup Coffee; Ed’s Fine Wines; Great Bay Distributing;  WinnDixie Dunedin; and Water Boys

Food Sponsors:  Amici’s Catered Cuisine; GrillSmith Clearwater; Flamestone Oldsmar; and PF Chang Clearwater

Decoration Sponsors:  Sharp Hair Design; Wacky World Studios; and Lowe’s Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa


FIRST ANNUAL – 2014 – ABCD BANQUET with annual “UN” Event Auction

This is our Annual: Achievers, Board, Champion Sponsors and Donors recognition party.  Opportunity to recognize the efforts of all students, our board of directors, thank our prior year Sponsors and Donors!  This is a ticketed which includes an elegant evening with dinner, live entertainment; Sponsor Recognition; Awards Ceremony and ability to participate in a Silent Auction during the evening.

2014 Sponsors:  GrillSmith Clearwater (Search Clearwater Mall)

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“I have had the privilege to work with Brenda for many years through one of my supported charities of choice and am happy to support her not for profit organization where I know Brenda will show her servant heart in helping students,” Tony Dungy 5-19-2014

“It is with pleasure that I support o2b Fun, Inc as Brenda has always supported The Ryan Nece Foundation in both donations and attendance.” Ryan Nece 5-22-2014

Connect Students with Educational Scholarships for a brighter lifestyle change, to Educate + Equip + Empower Students.  Funds raised goes to: EDUCATE+EQUIP+EMPOWER students!  We provide 8th Grade Middle School students with a complimentary Cash Educational Summer Camp Experience PLUS provide College bound students with a Once in a Lifetime Cash Scholarship to a Florida College of their Choice. IN Addition we provide other grants as funds allow, because you care about the future of our community, we invite you to join us in making a difference.  Your contributions will help fulfill the dreams of deserving students who might otherwise lack the resources to pursue those dreams.

Please know that as a sponsor of o2b Fun, Inc. you will; reach the affluent Tampa Bay Market, Expose your product to a consumer who loves travel, culture, new experiences in dining out all while mixing different generations with different cultures.  Expose your business to Florida Schools, Students and their Families, not only the students but all school faculty.  Each year the benefits, publicity, and media will change as we grow each event. 

EXPERIENCE – KNOWLEDGE – CONTACTS – PROFESSIONALISM: Events … oh my … many of you know I have been doing events, fund-raising, acquiring sponsors, training volunteers along with all aspects of events for Many Organizations since 1986, also keeping myself updated with Events schooling annually. 

Some of my FAV events that I created or use to do: Oktoberfest; Indoor Golf; Festivals; Chicken WING WARS; Chili Cook offs and the list could go on forever. Below are other crafty ideas or Sponsors or Freebies … ENJOY!

MY FAVORITES PLACES & SUPPORTERS!  Beachcombers; Besa Grill; Cafe Ponte; Chick-Fil-A (Ronnie, Russ & Janie); Countryside Country Club Golf Course; Flamestone Oldsmar; GrillSmith Countryside Mall; Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach; JW Marriott’s; Pier House 60; PF Changs Tampa or Countryside; Rumba Grill Oldsmar; Ruth Eckerd Hall; Shephard’s Beach Resort; Straz Center Performing Arts; Tampa Bay Rays; The PALM Tampa Bay; Watercolour PLUS: ; Allegiant Air; Carnival Cruise Lines; LAN Airlines and Always Southwest Airlines

NATIONAL FREE BIRTHDAY STUFF – OVER 550 to get in your personal Email Box FREE know this changes annually so be sure to go to to sign up for Annual information in your inbox to get all the Free Birthday Food or Specials … MAKE IT FUN after all it is your Birthday! 🙂

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