THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE DONOR’S:
Caspers Company http://www.casperscompany.com/Home.aspx
NOTE 100% of proceeds benefit Educational Scholarships!
2018 Scholarship party … coming 6-9-2018
WELCOME OUR CONTINUED ANNUAL SUPPORTERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PARTY:
McDonald’s /Caspers Corporation http://www.casperscompany.com
Still Time to be a Participating Donor or Sponsor! We Hope You Chose To Donate product or Sponsor this for the KIDDO’S!
STUDENTS don’t forget Applications due April 28, 2018!
2018 Rooftop suitcase parTY
5th Annual ROOFTOP SUITCASE PARTY was held Thursday March 22, 2018 to a SOLD OUT CROWD! Event Location = 501 Brooker Creek Blvd, Oldsmar, FL 34677 on the Rooftop
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
Gold Sponsors ~ Thornton’s Inc at https://www.thorntonsinc.com
Silver Sponsors ~ DeBartolow ~ Spectrum TV ~ TECO at http://www.tampaelectric.com
Food/Bev Sponsors ~ Amici’s Catered Cuisine ~ Earth Fare Oldsmar ~ Flamestone Oldsmar ~ GrillSmith Clearwater ~ Little Donut House ~ Newk’s ~ Publix ~ Sam’s Club ~ Costco ~ Great Bay Budweiser ~ Ed’s Fine Wines ~ Water Boys ~ Kahya Coffee ~ Winn Dixie
TABLE SPONSORS: Ranmar Development http://ranmardevelopment.com ~ FOP Lodge #43 Pinellas ~ Pilot Bank http://www.pilot.bank ~ Adalay Cabinets http://adalay.com ~ Tiller Law Group http://www.thetillerlawgroup.com ~ SHEP ~ o2b Fun Inc. ~ DeBartolo ~ Ed’s Fine Wines ~ Spectrum
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; The Peabody Memphis; Sirata Beach Resort; and MORE COMING
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!
ANNUAL A.B.C.D BANQUET with “UN” Auction is set … December 8
Amici’s Catered Cuisines http://www.amiciscatering.com/
JJ TAYLOR http://www.jjtaylor.com/
Cabot Cheese https://www.cabotcheese.coop
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 event was held Saturday September 17 from 10 AM through 4 PM. Great FUN and sold out again! Thanks for helping us provide One More Scholarship
2017 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PARTY ~
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: McDonald’s/Casper’s Corp and Chick Fil-A Corp.
MARCH 15, 2017 – ANNUAL Rooftop Party
HOST Nielsen Company Oldsmar http://www.nielsen.com/us/en.html
DIAMOND Sponsor = Thank You to Two -2- Anonymous Donors who are HERO’S
SILVER Sponsor = MicroLumen Oldsmar http://www.microlumen.com/
NEW IN 2017 ~ We added 50/50 drawing; Business Card Sponsors; Table Sponsors; Wine Wall/Cork Pull and CULTURAL Experience of Hawaii Hula Dancers with Interaction from our Attendees
Saddlebrook Resort Tampa http://www.saddlebrook.com/?_vsrefdom=saddle-ppc
Beso Del Sol Resort http://www.besodelsolresort.com/
The Hotel Zamora http://www.thehotelzamora.com/
The Brazilian Court http://www.thebraziliancourt.com/
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore http://www.sheratonsuitestampaairport.com/
Shephard’s Beach Resort http://www.shephards.com/
Plantation Inn on Crystal River http://www.plantationoncrystalriver.com/
The Barrymore Tampa Riverwalk http://barrymorehotel.com/
Sheraton Sand Key Resort https://sheratonsandkey.com/clearwater-beach-resort/
South Seas Island Resort http://www.southseas.com/
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/clearwater-beach/clwgv/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=YextLocal-_-USA-_-CLWGV
Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pbiir-hutchinson-island-marriott-beach-resort-and-marina/
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club http://www.innisbrookgolfresort.com
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa http://www.safetyharborspa.com/
Beau Rivage http://www.beaurivage.com/hotel
Margaritaville Hotel Pigeon Forge http://www.margaritavilleislandhotel.com/
Jet Blue Airlines at http://www.jetblue.com
Southwest Airlines at https://www.southwest.com
Spectrum TV at https://www.charter.com/
Amici’s Catered Cuisine ~ Made to order Pasta station w/meat http://www.amiciscatering.com/
Newk’s Bakery Desserts ~ Fresh from their Bakery Homemade Desserts http://www.newks.com/
Fine Wines ~ Wide array of wines for sampling http://edsfinewines.com/
Grillsmith Clearwater ~ Napa Valley Salad https://grillsmith.com/
Publix ~ Champagne and Soda selections http://www.publix.com/products-services
Royal Cup Coffee ~ Regular and Adult Infused coffees http://www.royalcupcoffee.com/
Sam’s Club ~ Appetizers of fruit, cheeses and crackers http://www.samsclub.com/sams/
Costco ~ Paper Products and other essentials for our event https://www.costco.com/
Water Boys ~ Cold Bottled water https://www.waterboyinc.com/
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 (Mybrokersteph@yahoo.com) and Sophiscated Hair & Nails/Sydney McGrain (727-785-8579)
Flamestone Oldsmar http://flamestonegrill.com/
Ocean Flame Restaurant in Shephard’s Beach Resort http://www.shephards.com/
BeeWell and Sharp Hair Design http://www.sharphairdesign.com/
Harbor Graphics ~ See LISA ~ http://harborgraphics.net/
Nalisio Traveras ~ Jazz Entertainer http://nalisio.com/
Newhouse Media Group http://www.newhousemediagroup.com/
The Complete Auction http://www.thecompleteauction.com/
Elite Party & Rentals http://eliteeventsandrentals.com/
Wacky World Oldsmar http://wackyworldstudios.com/
Jacqueline Faust Photography https://www.facebook.com/JacquelineFaustPhotography
Cole Media Productions https://www.colemedia.com/
Mystery Box Challenge Silent AND/OR LIVE Auction ~ BIG THANKS AND PLEASE SUPPORT:
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.
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 https://grillsmith.com/
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!
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 https://www.cabotcheese.coop/
JJ Taylor http://www.jjtaylor.com/
Amici’s Catered Cuisine http://www.amiciscatering.com/#welcome
Elite Events & Rentals http://www.eliteeventsrental.com/
Ed’s Fine Wines http://edsfinewines.com/
Nalisio Traveris will be our Jazz Player and Straight Up Blues Band will be playing Blues! Chinese Auction will be going on – Event is already SOLD out for 2016 … Reserve Early in 2017!
Health & Beauty Fair/Trade Show happened on 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 http://drlaraweightloss.com/
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!
SPONSOR-DONOR-VOLUNTEER-BOARD THANK YOU PARTY
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 http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t566
STUDENT & PARENT SCHOLARSHIP PARTY WITH CASH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
BIG THANKS to our 2016 DONORS for the STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PARTY!
TB Rowdies http://www.rowdiessoccer.com/
Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/clearwater-beach/clwgv/hoteldetail
McDonald’s -Caspers Company http://www.casperscompany.com/
Burger 21 Tampa https://www.burger21.com/
Ruth Eckerd Hall http://www.rutheckerdhall.com/
Tampa Bay Buccaneers http://www.buccaneers.com/
Tampa Bay Lightning http://lightning.nhl.com/
Armed Forced Military Museum http://armedforcesmuseum.com/
Tampa Bay Rays http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tb
Yacht Starship http://www.yachtstarship.com/
Applications DEADLINE has expired for 2016! Be sure to check back in January 2017!!
THANKS to all our Sponsors of the 2016 Rooftop Party … (Mark your calendar for 3-29-17)
ROOFTOP SUITCASE PARTY – SIGNATURE EVENT FOR 2016 SPONSORS!!!!!
PRESENTING Sponsor: Bright House Networks http://www.brighthouse.com
NORTH – SOUTH – EAST – WEST SPONSORS:
Newhouse Media Group http://www.newhousemediagroup.com
Elite Events & Rentals http://eliteeventsandrentals.com/
Chris Bohr of Complete Auctions at http://thecompleteauction.com/
Nalisio Traveras LIVE JAZZ Entertainment http://deliteentertainment.com/solo-artist/saxophonist-nalisio-taveras/
Ferman BMW of Palm Harbor at http://www.fermanbmw.com/
DeBartolo Family Foundation at http://www.debartolofamilyfoundation.com/
Harbour Graphics at http://www.harbourgraphics.net/
The Taste of Tampa Bay Magazine http://www.thetasteoftampabay.com/
Cole Media Production http://portfolio.colemedia.com/
Venue Sponsor: Nielsen http://sites.nielsen.com/careers
Stay-Cation Sponsors (must be present to win):
Saddlebrook Resort & Spa at http://www.saddlebrook.com
Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach http://www.clearwaterbeachhi.com
Shephard’s Beach Resort http://www.shephards.com
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa http://www.safetyharborspa.com/?_vsrefdom=cmgd
South Sea Island Resort http://www.southseas.com/
Holiday Isles Oceanfront Resort http://www.holidayisleoceanfront.com/
Holiday Inn Oldsmar http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/oldsmar/oldfl/hoteldetail
Pelican Grand Beach Resort http://www.pelicanbeach.com/
Innisbrook Resort http://www.innisbrookgolfresort.com
The Hotel Zamora at http://www.thehotelzamora.com/
Embassy Suites Westshore Tampa at http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/embassy-suites-by-hilton-tampa-airport-westshore-TPAFLES/index.html
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa http://www.barrymorehotel.com/
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; acky World Studios; Lowe’s Hillsborough Ave, Tampa; TBSA; Publix; and Sam’s Club Gulf to Bay Blvd Clw
“Mystery Box” Sponsors: Armed Forces History Museum; Wing House Palm Harbor; Congo River Golf; Flamestone; Orange Theory Palm Harbor; Westchase Golf; Catch Twenty-Three; Ruth Eckerd Hall; StarLite Cruises; SportsClips; TB Lightning/Nielsen; Wine Basket/o2b Fun, Inc; Buffalo Wild Wings; Tampa Bay Downs; Jimmy John’s Oldsmar; Costco; McDonald’s!
2015 STUDENT & PARENT’S SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PARTY Sponsors:
Chick-Fil-A = http://www.chick-fil-a.com/oldsmar
Bright House Networks = http://www.brighthouse.com
Ruth Eckerd Hall =http://www.rutheckerdhall.com/
McDonalds = http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html
New Leaf Photography = https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Leaf-Photography/137370146345519?fref=ts
Clearwater Marine Aquarium = http://www.seewinter.com
Tampa Bay Buccaneers = http://www.buccaneers.com/tickets/index.html
Tampa Bay Rays = http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tb
Anthony’s Cole Fired Pizza = https://acfp.com/location/clearwater/
Clearwater Threshers Baseball = http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t566
Sharp Hair Design = http://sharphairdesign.com/
Gatti Town NOW PARADISE Pizza = http://www.paradisepizzaclearwater.com/
2015 SCHOLARSHIPS to date (7.1.2015) were awarded to: Tarpon Springs High; Countryside High; Plant City; Pinellas Tech; Derrick Brooks Foundation; Greco Middle; Marshall Middle; Tyrone Middle; Webb Middle; Countryside Christian Academy and Leto High Culinary Tech Student(Nielsen)! Also Awarded were: Countryside Cares; Oldsmar Cares; Lou Gehrig/ALS; Relay for Life/ACS; Freedom High School; and Make Them Matter.
LAST YEAR – 2015 ROOFTOP SUITCASE PARTY
PRESENTING Sponsor: Bright House Networks http://www.brighthouse.com
Venue Sponsor: Nielsen http://sites.nielsen.com/careers
Auction Destination Sponsors: CTwo Hotel; and Beau Rivage
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; and Hilton Garden Inn.
Food Sponsors: Amici’s Catered Cuisine; Grillsmith Clearwatr; Flamestone Oldsmar; and PF Changs Clearwater Mall
Beverage Sponsors: Royal Cup Coffee; Ed’s Fine Wines; Great Bay Distributing; Water Boys and Winn Dixie Dunedin.
Decoration Sponsors: Sharp Hair Design; Wacky World Studios; and Lowe’s Hillsborough Ave, Tampa.
ABCD BANQUET with annual “UN” Event Auction
2015 Sponsor AGAIN Big Thanks: GrillSmith Clearwater http://www.grillsmith.com
This is our Annual Achievers, Board, Champions and Donors recognition party where event attendees purchase tickets for an elegant evening dinner, live entertainment; Sponsor Recognition; Awards Ceremony and ability to participate in a Silent Auction during the evening. 2014 Sponsors: GrillSmith Clearwater http://www.grillsmith.com
“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
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.
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 underprivileged students but all students and their families. Each year the benefits, publicity, and media will change as we grow each event.
PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FROM: DeBartolo Family Foundation where their motto is: Making a difference in DeBartolo Community where their value goes beyond financial contributions to provide faith and supports dreams of its recipients since 2001!
PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FROM: RCS Food Bank who provides food six (6) times per year to o2b Fun, Inc so we can give food out to our school families and other families during the year! BIG THANK YOU for the continued support Darin, Tony and all the wonderful staff!
Incorporated on August 17, 2014 with the Support and backing of Retired Coach Tony Dungy and Ryan Nece as their “educational Charities of Choice.” This means is Prior to starting this not for profit on May 16, 2014 Brenda Geanakos sought out support and was given permission to use Tony and Ryan’s names as supporters of o2b Fun, Inc. NOTE each of these gentlemen have their own not for profit organization.
ADDITIONALLY here are some of our Continual and Faithful business partners and I just wanted to share in hopes you frequent their establishments: Beachcombers; Besa Grill; Cafe Ponte; Chick-Fil-A; Countryside Country Club Golf Course; Flamestone; GrillSmith; Countryside Mall; Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach; JW Marriott; Pier House 60; PF Changs; Rumba Grill; Ruth Eckerd Hall; Shephards Beach Resort; Straz Center Performing Arts; Tampa Bay Rays; Watercolour; Allegiant Air; Carnival Cruise Lines; LAN Airlines and ALWAYS Southwest Airlines.