Ryan Nece's A Night With the Stars
It is always a pleasure and honor to work with the Ryan Nece Foundation in their effort to improve the Tampa Bay area. Ryan and his team are always hard at work trying to find new creative and ways to increase the amount of time and effort we put in to help our local communities. So we were more than thrilled to be a part of the third annual Night With the Stars gala on July 18th, that helped raise a substantial amount of money despite of the economy.
The TPepin Hospitality Center was transformed into a zen night club for the night with white lounge furniture, blue and purple lighting, and a starry night backdrop on the stage. The music helped bring the LA vibe to life with DJ Peoples playing hip-hop, soul classics, and mash-ups keeping everyone on their toes. The zen theme came full circle with Mise en Place preparing Asian stir-fry in an open kitchen.
The night was full of excitement in every part of the room, literally. The silent auction items went across all the walls of the room and everyone was buzzing around them. There were a lot of unique sports related items like such as trips to the Espy awards tickets to the Super Bowl. The gala raised $35,000 to benefit the Tampa Bay community, almost as much as in previous years. So despite our limitations we pulled together a fabulous event that left guests with a smile on their face and lots of great memories.