2018 Mentorship Information Session

  • Monday, September 10, 2018
  • 6:00 PM – 7 PM
  • 4703 N Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603-3734

JWith the school year starting, Balance Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber of Commerce are excited to partner with USF for our mentorship program! In order for it to be a success, we need people like you! If you’re interested in getting more details about becoming a mentor, please attend our information session. We’ll be meeting at the Francis House Conference Room. It’s on the 1st floor of the annex building on the south side of the parking lot.
If you’re unable to attend, you can email Tammy Morath at tammy.morath@balancetampabay.org for more information.




Spring Bowl – Survivor!

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • 11 AM – 3 PM
  • Sunset Gay Beach

The tribes have spoken! Do you have what it takes to Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast at Balance Tampa Bay’s Spring Survivor Event?

Join us at our Cinco De Mayo themed event for a day of fun competition and activity social!

This event will consist of a series of mental / physical activities where you and your tribe will be fighting for the hidden immunity idol to become the ultimate Survivors.

This event will be followed with a picnic on the beach as we award our winners.





September Social-Maggianos Little Italy

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • 6 PM- 8 PM
  • Maggiano’s – Tampa
  • 203 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, Florida 33609

Join us for our September Social at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Tampa! Always one of our favorite places to have a social, this semi-upscale chain for classic Italian fare served family-style in a relaxed, polished space.
So invite your friends and come out for a great evening!





September Service – Tampa Bay Softball League

  • September Service Tampa Bay Softball League
  • 1 PM – 4 PM
  • 2010 Republica de Cuba (14th Ave), Ybor City

Please come out and join Balance Tampa Bay as we support the Tampa Gay Softball League and assist with their closing ceremonies. We are looking for 20-25 volunteers to help setting up tables, chairs, etc and providing support at the Cuban Club. Everyone is welcome to stay beyond 1pm if they are interested in volunteering further. Closing ceremonies will be throughout the afternoon.

We will be meeting at Gaspars Grotto around 11:30 for lunch and then heading over to the event.

Please register to volunteer online at Tampagsws.com so they know how many to expect. Click on the volunteermark button at bottom of page then choose closing ceremonies or any other areas you want to volunteer. Balance will be volunteering as a group from 1 to 4pm. We hope to see everyone there!!

When: Saturday September 8th from 1pm -4pm

What to wear: Please wear closed toe shoes

Where: Cuban Club – 2010 Republica de Cuba (14th Ave) Ybor City
Street or parking lot is available.




Masquerade 2018

  • Saturday, August 4th, 2018
  • 8 PM – 1 AM
  • Armature Works – Tampa
  • 910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602

Balance Tampa Bay is excited to announce Avant Garde, our 4th Annual Masquerade taking place Saturday August 4th, 2018 at the newly refinished Armature Works in the Tampa Heights Area Neighborhood.

This year we’re creating an event that immerses you in complete entertainment, unparalleled ambience, an open bar evening, and an energy provided by the one and only DJ Toy Armada.

Our event this year is benefitting EPIC (Empath Partners In Care) and bringing awareness to the organization and services that they provide to help build healthier and stronger communities that have been affected by HIV / AIDS related cases within our area. This event will introduce services and themes of EPIC where we will empower and embrace the idea of diversity though a culture of creativity and values based around EPIC as well as Balance Tampa Bay.

For tickets and event information please visit our event website. We thank you so much and look forward to seeing you all August 4th.

For sponsorship inquiries please email Ryan Young at ryan@balancetampabay.org”





December – Party for Presents

  • Saturday, December 9th, 2017
  • 9 PM
  • Southern Nights-Tampa
    1401 E. 7th Ave., Tampa 33605

It is that time of the year again!
Join Balance Tampa Bay with our friends at Southern Nights Tampa for our 7th Annual Party 4 Presents!

As with previous years, your unwrapped toy donation gets you free admission into Southern Nights for the party and your first drink free. These toys are donated to our 3 charities that will get them to children in need during the holidays.

Last year we collected over 1,200 toys for our three charities. This year we’d like to beat that number.

Our three charities this year are:

1-Champions for Children- seeks to decrease child abuse in our area. Specially designed treatment programs offer abused and neglected children, loving therapeutic care while their parents receive intensive training and counseling.
2-TGH Foster Angel- a great help to foster families that help provide toys for children placed in their care.
3-Community Pride Child Care Center- provides free child care to children of homeless families (ages 2 months to 5 yrs) . They help provide early learning and development programs to all at-risk children.

The types of toys the charities are looking for include:

Accessories for girls.
Action Figures
Arts and Craft sets
Balls and sports equipment
Bath toys
Board Games/Cards
Cars/ Trucks
Children’s DVDs
Crib toys
Culturally diverse dolls
Developmental toys
Gift cards
Preschool play sets
Portable CD players
Remote control cars

If the toys you donate require batteries, please remember to buy batteries as well.

Please no violent toys, such as guns/knives.

All donated toys must be new and unwrapped.





November Social – Brew Bus

  • Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
  • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Brew Bus
    4101 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Join us for our November Social at Brew Bus Tampa! Sure to be a great evening, be sure to invite your friends, come out for a few good brews and meet new friends!

It is also National Philanthropy Day, so come thirsty and hungry because 20% of sales will be donated to Balance Tampa Bay.