Thank you for joining us to celebrate our 25th annual Silver Anniversary BIG Gala, honoring our legacy of mentorship in our community. We were thrilled to present the inaugural Rays UP Award along with the Tampa Bay Rays to our long-time donor, friend and alumni Big Brother, Michael “Frenchy” Preston. We honored our Big and Little Matches of the Year and had a special Match, Jonathan and Johan, serve as co-emcees for the evening. The crowd of more than 50o business and community leaders were entertained with a lively silent and live auction, a live band and silent disco in our after-party lounge. Our organization raised close to $600,000 – and it is not too late to help us reach that milestone, click here to make a donation and have a BIG impact for youth.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay hosted our 25th annual Art of Helping Children Gala on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. To see more from our event, please view our 2022 Gala Photo Album and Program Highlight Reel. You’ll be able to view all of the evening’s moments captured digitally, including the themed green screen photos inspired by the art of Dr. Seuss. A list of our sponsors can also be found on the 2022 Gala Page.

If you would like to sponsor or make a donation in support of our mentoring programs. Contact Amy Hollington,  813.769.3636 to make a donation.